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Stephen A.: Knicks have to get draft pick right (1:50)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The current Knicks regime under team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry seemingly hasn't had to fight the same perception issues that New York dealt with during Phil Jackson's presidency. Some young players were turned off by what they'd heard about the Knicks in recent seasons; one of the top point guards in the 2017 NBA Draft was dead set against working out for New York because he didn't want to run the triangle offense, per sources. This Knicks contingent doesn't seem to be handcuffed by those same negative perceptions - at least not to the same degree as the past regime.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It's hard to overstate just how important this draft is for the Knicks' rebuild. It's also the first draft for the executive duo of Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry. From an outside view, it seems as if Mills, Perry and the Knicks front office has done its homework for this draft. Like all NBA teams, the Knicks have either hosted – or traveled to – workouts for many potential picks. They've had representatives – assistant general manager Gerald Madkins, who overseas the scouting department, and others - at hundreds of college and international games throughout the season. This is what competent NBA teams do.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Let's assume that neither Michael Porter Jr. nor Wendell Carter Jr. is available to the Knicks when they select at 9. It could come down to Kentucky's Kevin Knox, Villanova's Mikal Bridges, Michigan State's Miles Bridges and Miami's Lonnie Walker. I've heard that Knox, Mikal Bridges and Walker all have had support within the Knicks front office in the weeks leading up to the draft. If I had to guess at the time of this post (9:30 AM on Thursday), the Knicks would go with Knox in this scenario.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Assuming the Knicks don't trade up or back, they should have plenty of players to choose from at nine. The big question, of course, is how far Michael Porter Jr. falls. If he's available at 9, the Knicks will have to think long and hard about the risk/reward of taking Porter Jr. If Wendell Carter Jr. somehow falls to 9, I'd expect the Knicks to take him even with Porter on the board given the risk involved with the Missouri star.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Depending on how things unfold over the next few weeks, Kawhi Leonard could be available in free agency in the summer of 2019 as well. Leonard's advisers view New York as a potential destination for the Spurs star. So it would make sense for the Knicks to try to draw Leonard as a free agent rather than try to trade for him; any trade for Leonard would almost certainly have to include Kristaps Porzingis heading to San Antonio.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks hope to have enough space to pursue a top free agent that summer. It's worth noting that Kyrie Irving will likely be a free agent in 2019. Irving had the Knicks on his list of trade destinations last summer. It's impossible, of course, to talk with any certainty about potential landing spots for Irving more than 12 months away from his free agency. Plenty can change between now and next July. But people around the league expect New York to remain a desired destination for Irving if he hits free agency next summer. And if Irving is interested in New York, you can be sure that the Knicks will be interested in Irving.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Per ESPN's Jonathan Givony, the Knicks are one of several teams to talk to Memphis about a trade involving its No. 4 pick. The Grizzlies have insisted that any team that acquires its pick take back Chandler Parsons, and the nearly $50 million he's owed over the next two seasons. The Knicks have told some agents that they are strongly opposed to signing any free agents to long-term contracts this summer. The idea, it appears, is to preserve cap space for 2019. So it wouldn't make sense for the Knicks to take back Parsons in a trade because his contract would clog their cap for the summer of 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

If the Knicks – or any other team – wants to move up in the draft, it will cost significant assets. So it's hard to see New York executing a deal to move into the top five on Thursday night. They could include future first-round picks in a trade, but team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry have placed a high value on those future firsts and don't seem inclined to include any in a trade.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn has opted out of his $4.8 million contract, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi. If Enes Kanter picks up his $18.6 million player option, the Knicks will not have significant cap space to spend in free agency this summer. New York open to bringing O'Quinn back on a short-term contract, per sources, but the club is unlikely to offer O'Quinn a contract that would significantly compromise its cap space in 2019.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Several agents are under the impression that the Knicks are strongly opposed to signing free agents to multi-year contracts this summer in order to preserve cap space for 2019, so maybe NYK offers O'Quinn a raise on a one-year deal?

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Sources: Knicks' O'Quinn declines $4.2M deal

Knicks center Kyle O'Quinn has declined the $4.2 million contract for the 2018-19 season to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, league sources told ESPN.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Kyle O'Quinn declining his $4.25M contract will only impact the Knicks cap space this offseason if Enes Kanter decides to decline his $18.6M option. If Kanter returns, New York will be right at the cap. New York will have the $8.6M non tax midlevel and $3.4M biannual exception.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Members of the Knicks organization met in-person with Texas big man Mohamed Bamba in New York today, team sources told ESPN. The meeting is an indication that the Knicks are considering trading up. They currently have the No. 9 pick. Bamba is projected as the fifth pick in ESPN's latest mock draft.

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Knicks, Wizards to play in London next season

The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards are scheduled to play a game in London next season. The New York Knicks and Washington Wizards are scheduled to play a game in London next season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State guard Tony Carr worked out for the Knicks earlier this week, per ESPN sources. VCU guard Jonathan Williams was also among the players to work out for the Knicks on Tuesday, per sources. The Knicks have the 36th pick in the second round.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are scheduled to play a game in London against the Wizards on Jan. 17, a league source confirmed.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Holiday, Ray Spalding and Donte Ingram were among the players who worked out for the Knicks on Tuesday, per sources. Holiday, out of UCLA, is one of the top point guards in the draft. Ingram, from Loyola, has impressed teams in workouts and is seen by some of those teams as a potential second-round pick. Spalding, a 6-10 big, averaged 12.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game last season at Louisville. The Knicks have the 9th and 36th picks in Thursday's draft.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. Here's a look at Kanter interacting with children at the camp:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about his conversations with injured Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis: "Bill was like you have a problem in Turkey right now, we won't send you to Turkey. But maybe in the future, you can be the president of Turkey," Kanter said. "He actually watches the Knicks. He said, ‘I watch you – you play hard.' I said, ‘Hey, I appreciate that.'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about meeting former president Bill Clinton and former first lady Hilary Clinton in New York recently: "Bill was like you have a problem in Turkey right now, we won't send you to Turkey. But maybe in the future, you can be the president of Turkey," Kanter said. "He actually watches the Knicks. He said, ‘I watch you – you play hard.' I said, ‘Hey, I appreciate that.'"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. He took a few minutes to answer some questions from ESPN.com. Here, Kanter talks about meeting with state senates in New York to discuss his stance against the Turkish government, among other issues: "Whenever I go there I talk to the (senior most lawmaker). He asks me questions. I explain to him what's going on in Turkey and then I go around, take picturs with the senators. Hang out with them." In addition to New York, Kanter has also been invited to state senates in New Mexico and Pennsylvania.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trae Young was asked on SiriusXM NBA Radio about meeting David Fizdale and the Knicks during his workout. "I definitely was very energized meeting him as well. It was great getting to meet coach Fizdale and go out to dinner and meet the whole front office. Really got a good feel and vibe for the whole organization. They're very interested in me as well but you never know what's going to happen on Thursday night."

Knicks fans have a love/hate relationship with NBA draft (1:12)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A few days before his father was indicted by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter hosted the Enes Kanter Camp organized by NYC Basketball Kids and Playbook in New York City over the weekend. Here's a look at Kanter interacting with children at the camp:

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.518th
Rebounds Per Game44.013th
Assists Per Game23.313th
Points Allowed108.020th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-182953.354
2016-173151.378
2015-163250.390
2014-151765.207
2013-143745.451