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Tuesday / May 21.
  • Shane Larkin Won’t Work Out for Knicks

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    Former Miami point guard Shane Larkin won’t work out for the Knicks, his agent told SNY.tv.

    “Currently, Shane’s not scheduled to work out for the Knicks,” agent Steve McCaskill told SNY.tv. “And we don’t have any intentions of scheduling one. We don’t feel like he’s going to be on the board when they select.”

    The Knicks have the No. 24 pick in the June 27 NBA Draft and could be in the market for a young point guard to back up Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd, especially if Pablo Prigioni doesn’t return to the team.

    The Knicks are expected to begin individual workouts next week.

    McCaskill, who works with Happy Walters’ Rogue Sports, said he expects Larkin, son of baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, to go somewhere in the 13-23 range. DraftExpess.com has him going No. 23 to the Indiana Pacers.

    “He’s basically working out for everybody from 13-22, 23,” McCaskill said.

    The 5-foot-11 Larkin recently worked out for the Boston Celtics — who pick at No. 16 — and was to work out for the Milwaukee Bucks — who pick at No. 15 — today (Friday).

    He told the Boston Globe he knows he must work hard to compensate for his size.

    “I’m an undersized guy, so I have to work harder than everybody else,” he told the paper.

    Larkin, who averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists last season at Miami, impressed scouts at the Chicago Pre-Draft Camp with a 44-inch vertical leap.

    Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, the son of Miami coach Jim Larranaga, was impressed with Larkin’s play.

    “For me, I think he showed the things I’ve watched over the last two years in playing for my father,” the younger Larranaga told the Globe. “Shane, I thought he did what he normally does. He’s a very athletic, unselfish, tough player.”

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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.

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