Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Rautins, Landry Ready to Help Knicks; Nets Deal Chris Douglas-Roberts
Andy Rautins grew up in Jamesville, N.Y. as a fan of the Patrick Ewing/John Starks Knicks.
Now the former Syracuse standout has joined that same franchise after being selected 38th in Thursday’s NBA Draft. The Knicks, who did not own a first-round selection, took Stanford forward Landry Fields with the No. 39 pick.
“The feeling of being drafted by the New York Knicks was unreal,” the 6-foot-4 Rautins said Friday on a conference call. “It’s something I couldn’t describe. It’s a team that’s been close to my heart since I was young, especially being an in-state team. One of the most storied franchises in the entire NBA, so it’s a great honor for me and I can’t wait to put on the uniform.”
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**The Nets traded guard Chris Douglas-Robertsto the Milwaukee Bucks for a second-round pick in 2012.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.