Eastern Draft Notes: Knicks, Smith, Hornets, Bulls

Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is in town to work out for the Knicks, according to Adam Zagoria of ZagsBlog.com (Twitter link). Marc Berman of The New York Post tweets that the workout will take place tomorrow.

Smith, who was previously said to have a tentative session lined up with New York, has frequently been mentioned as a potential target for the club at No. 8. By that point, top point guards like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, and De’Aaron Fox will almost certainly be off the board, but Smith may still be available, and the Knicks are in the market for a point guard of the future.

Here are a few more draft-related notes from around the Eastern Conference:

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6 thoughts on “Eastern Draft Notes: Knicks, Smith, Hornets, Bulls

  1. Dionis

    If the Knicks want to get this rebuild accelerated you draft Frank Ntikilina. Watching these NBA Finals is showing me you need defense to win(Look at the Cavs). Bring in Frank and move Melo to Atlanta for Carroll and the Atlanta pick and draft Donovan Mitchell to come off the bench in a 6th man role. Atlanta can re-sign Millsap and have a interesting frontcourt with Melo-Millsap-Howard and of course Dennis and Hardaway if they decide to re-sign him. Knicks put out a better defensive lineup which would be more triangle oriented with passers and defenders who can shoot the ball out on the floor(Frank,Lee,Carroll,Porzingis) and of course there is Noah who should
    Be able to have an impact once his suspension is up.

  2. formerlyz

    I could see Charlotte taking Justin Jackson or Donovan Mitchell in that spot. Same with Detroit at 12, actually. Luke Kennard might sneak in there too. There are a pretty good amount of bigs am often those guys, and I don’t see those teams taking a big. Could be a couple of trades in that areas as well

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