Fail to move up in draft

New York Daily News - - SPORTS - AGE: 21 PO­SI­TION: SF HEIGHT: 6-6 SCHOOL: Vil­lanova SCOUTING RE­PORT: A two-time NCAA cham­pion who fits the po­si­tional mold of what the Knicks are look­ing for as a wing who can guard mul­ti­ple po­si­tions. He’s dis­ci­plined and smart on both ends of the floor.

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“I think you have an idea, a loose idea, of where guys may or may not fall in the draft. Ob­vi­ously you want to talk to as many guys as you project in your range,” Perry said. “But also, his­tor­i­cally, I’ve liked to try to broaden that range be­cause go­ing into the draft you never know what could oc­cur. There may be trade op­por­tu­ni­ties to move up or down, what­ever the case may be. So I think it’s im­por­tant for us as an or­ga­ni­za­tion to know as much about all th­ese guys as we can re­gard­less of where they’re pro­jected.”

If the Knicks opt to ad­dress their pri­or­ity and draft a small for­ward, Vil­lanova’s Mikal Bridges and Michi­gan State’s Miles Bridges are pro­jected to fall in their range. Michael Porter Jr. has a big­ger up­side if he drops to the Knicks. But what hap­pens if Oklahoma’s Trae Young falls to the Knicks? Or Alabama’s Collin Sex­ton? Would they draft a guard even with so many – Frank Nti­lik­ina, Em­manuel Mu­diay, Trey Burke, Tim Har­d­away Jr., Court­ney Lee and Ron Baker – al­ready on the ros­ter?

“It would only make sense if you feel that guard is far and away bet­ter than what you have on the ros­ter,” said Perry. “And we haven’t been able to make that de­ter­mi­na­tion yet.”

Guard glut aside, the Knicks’ needs are plen­ti­ful and, with likely no cap space, the draft is their

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