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Knicks Schedule Workouts with Malik Monk, Luke Kennard
By JACOB POLACHECK
The Knicks have scheduled private workouts with Kentucky freshman shooting guard Malik Monk and Duke sophomore shooting guard Luke Kennard, per ESPN.
Monk has also has worked out for the Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic and is expected to work out for the Knicks early next week, with one source telling ZAGSBLOG it’s set for Tuesday. Both Monk and Kennard are in play to be drafted by the Knicks with the No. 8 pick.
Kennard is expected to be off the board by the 15th pick at the latest, so the Knicks would probably need to acquire another pick in the top 15 to have a shot at taking Kennard if they don’t pick him with the No. 8 pick.
The Knicks like Monk, French guard Frank Ntilikina and North Carolina State guard Dennis Smith, among others, for the eighth pick, sources told ESPN. The Knicks have worked out — or are scheduled to work out — several players who are projected to go later in the first round, including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Tony Bradley and Colorado’s Derrick White.
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