The NBA Draft is approaching quickly as it will take place on June 21. The New York Knicks, who haven’t made the playoffs since the 2012-13 season, are currently slated to select ninth in the first round and 36th in the second round, according to The Daily Knicks on Fansided.

The team will be hoping to draft another long-term cornerstone piece with the ninth selection to pair up with Kristaps Porzingis. They would love to get a solid rotation piece with their early second round choice. Here are the players thus far that the Knicks have worked out, or are scheduled to work out, prior to the draft.

Their projected draft selection is from in their most recent mock draft on June 7.

All of the statists listed were accessed through College Basketball Sports Reference.


  • Mikal Bridges, Villanova (Jr.)

The 6-7 Bridges averaged 17.7 points and 5.3 rebounds last season on his way to his second National Championship.

Projected: Seventh overall

  • Miles Bridges, Michigan St. (So.)

Bridges was a Second-Team Consensus All-American in his sophomore season. In 34 games, he had averages of 17,1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists.

Projected: 13th pick

  • Wendell Carter Jr., Duke (Fr.)

Carter Jr. (6-10, 259 lbs.), started all 37 of his appearances as a freshman. His impressive first year at Duke saw him post averages of 13.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 2.1 blocks while shooting 56.1 percent from the field.

Projected: Ninth overall

  • Tyler Davis, Texas A&M (Jr.)

The Plano, Texas native Davis consistently outperformed opposing centers during his three years at Texas A&M. Last season, he finished with averages of 14.9 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 1.3 blocks.

Projected: Undrafted

  • Hamidou Diallo, Kentucky (Fr.)

The 6-5 Diallo averaged 24.8 minutes per contest as a freshman.

He went on to average 10 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Projected: 55th pick

  • Kevin Knox, Kentucky (Fr.)

Utilized at both forward spots in his freshman year, the 6-9 Knox started all 37 of his games and went on to average 15.6 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Projected: 10th pick

  • Terry Larrier, UConn (Jr.)

Larrier struggled a bit from the field last season (39.8 percent) but was a reliable three-point shooter (37.8 percent).

He also had a subpar assist to turnover ratio (0.9:2.4).

Projected: Undrafted

  • Billy Preston, Bosnian League

Preston was set to play for Kansas as a freshman, but an on-campus car crash kept him sidelined until the investigation of it was over. Instead of waiting, he signed to play in the Bosnian League.

Projected: Undrafted

  • Collin Sexton, Alabama (Fr.)

A 6-3 guard, Sexton played 29.9 minutes per game as a freshman. He went on to average 19.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.

Projected: 12th pick

  • Anfernee Simons, IMG Prep Academy

Simons spent last season with IMG Prep Academy as a post-graduate. Turning 19 on June 8, he is listed at 6-3.

Projected: 19th pick

  • Allonzo Trier, Arizona (Jr.)

A sharp-shooting two guard, Trier connected on 38 percent of his three-point attempts last season and 37.8 percent over three years.

He averaged 18.1 points as a junior.

Projected: 57th pick

  • Lonnie Walker IV, Miami

In 27.8 minutes per game as a freshman, Walker IV put up averages of 11.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.9 assists.

Projected: 23rd pick

  • Robert Williams, Texas A&M (So.)

A double-double threat each time he stepped on the court, Williams averaged 10.4 points (on 63.2 percent shooting) and 9.2 rebounds last season along with 2.6 blocks.

Projected: 14th pick

  • Trae Young, Oklahoma (Fr.)

A freshman sensation, Young took the college basketball world by storm and was named a Consensus All-American. His impressive season saw him average 27.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.7 steals. The New York Daily News commented that he is very keen to play with the Knicks.

Projected: 8th pick


  • Jeffrey Carroll, Oklahoma State

A 6-6 shooting guard, Carroll was a strong rebounder last season averaging 6.2 per game to go along with a scoring average of 15.4.

Projected: Undrafted

  • Kerem Kanter, Xavier

The younger brother of Knicks center Enes, Kanter played last season at Xavier after three years with Green Bay. In 16.4 minutes per game, he averaged 10.9 points and 4.5 rebounds.

Projected: Undrafted

  • E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island

The 6-5 Matthews appeared in 28 games for Rhode Island last season and finished with averages of 13.6 points and 4.1 rebounds.

Projected: Undrafted

  • Kendrick Nunn, Oakland

Nunn was the Horizon League Player of the Year as a senior. He averaged 25.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in his excellent season.

Projected: Undrafted

  • Desi Rodriguez, Seton Hall

The 6-6 Rodriguez spent four seasons with Seton Hall. In his senior year, he scored 17.5 an outing while grabbing 4.8 rebounds.

Projected: Undrafted