The Knicks have been focused on the point-guard position in the draft, but with Amar’e Stoudemire’s knees so fragile, their fallback is an athletic power forward. Enter today’s pre-draft workouts when on-the-rise Tony Mitchell, a 6-foot-8 undersized sophomore power forward from tiny North Texas, will work out in the Tarrytown gym. Mitchell is again climbing on the draft boards after his good showing at the Chicago pre-draft camp. “Best athlete in the draft,’’ one Eastern Conference executive said. “But he’s below average to average skill-wise and his team didn’t win this year.’’ Mitchell entered his sophomore year as a potential lottery pick after an excellent freshman year, but tailed off this past season (13 points, eight rebounds). Before workouts began, some thought he would fall out of the first round altogether, but he’s gotten a new buzz after Chicago. The Knicks will also work out guard Ricardo Ledo (Providence); guard Tahj Tate (Delaware State); forward Adonis Thomas (Memphis); forward Christian Watford (Indiana) and forward Grant Jerrett (Arizona).
Knicks have 'best athlete in draft' coming in for workout today
New York Post | Jun 11