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.
North Carolina’s Tony Bradley Works Out for Knicks, Lakers Up Next
North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley worked out for the Knicks on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ZAGSBLOG.
As first reported by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, Bradley will also workout with the Los Angeles Lakers (5/19), San Antonio Spurs (5/21), Milwaukee Bucks (5/23) and Oklahoma City Thunder (5/24).
Bradley, who is testing the NBA Draft waters without an agent, met at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago with Portland, Oklahoma City, Boston, Milwaukee, Detroit, the Knicks and the Nets.
The 6-foot-10 Bradley is currently projected to go at No. 42 to the Utah Jazz by DraftExpress.com. He averaged 7.1 points and 5.1 rebounds last season for the NCAA champion Tar Heels.
Asked what kind of guarantee he would need to remain in the draft, Bradley told the Durham Herald-Sun at the Combine, “First round.”
ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla said he believes Bradley has first-round potential.
“He has major upside because of his size, ability to run, lower body strength, rebounding instincts, great hands,” Fraschilla said. “To me he’s a first-round pick who could move up before June 22. He was hidden in plain sight this year because of the experience of (Kennedy) Meeks and (Isaiah) Hicks.”
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, 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.