The New York Knicks have visits set up with draft prospects Cam Reddish and Jarrett Culver, according to SNY’s Ian Begley.
The New York Knicks own the No. 3 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. While Zion Williamson will not be available there, other options exist to become the guy. Maybe not Ja Morant, either, but someone the caliber of Duke’s RJ Barrett.
The draft takes unusual twists, though, as teams do their due diligence on other prospects and maybe find the one they like the most. New York, like other teams in the draft, will do this.
Per SNY’s Ian Begley, the Knicks have a June 5 workout scheduled with Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver, who’s a potential top-10 pick in June. He spent two seasons with the Red Raiders, making the 2019 Men’s National Championship Game in April.
Begley added a second wrinkle to the pre-draft plans. Cam Reddish will have an in-person visit with the Knicks, though the date was not revealed.
Reddish played just one season for the Blue Devils, acting as the third wheel to Barrett and Williamson on their path to the Elite Eight. Led by them, this was arguably college basketball’s most intriguing and exciting team of the season.
This is exhausting all options, even if Barrett is inevitably the guy at third overall. Maybe he is not, though, and the Knicks want to turn over every stone before settling on this Duke star.
Culver is a two-way prospect with the wingspan to handle guards and forwards at the defensive end. The offense was streaky at times, including a three-point shooting percentage just above 30.0.
Reddish endured a more difficult season. While Duke was successful, the Norristown, PA native made fewer than 40 percent of his shots and made just 33.3 percent from behind the arc, which over half his attempts per game were from. Athleticism and a 7-foot-1 wingspan help his stock as a wing, however, and as a potential top-10 pick.
The Knicks still have about three weeks to meet, workout players and decide who the pick is at No. 3. With Williamson and Morant both potentially off the board, it leaves general manager Scott Perry and president Steve Mills with the chance to shape the rest of the lottery with their choice.