The Knicks famously passed on former Lincoln High School star Lance Stephenson not once, but twice in the 2010 NBA Draft.
The franchise chose Andy Rautins and Landry Fields instead.
Both players are now out of the NBA, while Stephenson has turned into a serviceable, if controversial NBA player.
Six years later, the Knicks on Saturday will work out another former Lincoln star in Isaiah Whitehead, the 6-foot-5 point guard who left Seton Hall after his sophomore season to follow in the foosteps of former Lincoln stars Stephon Marbury, Sebastian Telfair and Stephenson.
Coming off Thursday's workout with the Indiana Pacers, Whitehead is excited to work out in front of new Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, who was introduced Friday at a press conference.
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The Knicks' point guards currently include 34-year-old Jose Calderon and second-year guard Jerian Grant, although Hornacek said Friday a point guard-upgrade would be welcomed.
"If there's something that [Phil Jackson and Steve Mills] see in free agency, someone who can help develop our younger point guard, or someone who can lend assistance to the older point guard, then that will help our team," Hornacek said.
Still, the Knicks are also looking to buy a draft pick and also build through youth. Whitehead is currently projected as the No. 56 pick by DraftExpress.com, but Andrew Moore, who trained Whitehead at Impact Academy in Las Vegas, said he believes his protege can help an NBA team right now.
"He'll be ready to play right away," Moore told SNY.tv. "He can make all the plays for any offense from the point guard position, with or without the ball. He'll be a tough on-ball defender."
Full of Coney Island confidence, Whitehead believes he's ready to help an NBA franchise.
"Whatever they need me to play I can do it," he told the Pacers website during Thursday's workout. "If they want me to play on the ball I can do it, if they want me to play off the ball I can do that, too. I just feel that I'm a real versatile guard that can do a lot on the floor."
He added: "Once I get around NBA-caliber players, I think my numbers will go up because I can give the ball up and they can get a shot off. I think that's a big part."
After opting to test the waters without signing with an agent, Whitehead went back and forth on his decision to enter the NBA Draft, as SNY.tv reported.
At least one New York tabloid and some in the Twitterverse mocked the fact that Whitehead's camp wavered on his decision before he ultimately signed with agent Stephen Pina of Andy Miller's agency, who also signed Syracuse guard Malachi Richardson and Indiana guard Troy Williams.
"He went back and forth the last two weeks," Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard told the Asbury Park Press. "Some days he leaned toward coming back; others he leaned toward going. It's not an easy decision; there are so many factors and variables. I'm glad he took his time with it."
Whitehead told the Pacers site: "I just thought it was time for me to go. I mean, what else can I do on the college level? I brought Seton Hall back to being relevant again. I had a great recruiting class so I knew I wasn't leaving them with nothing, so it was just my time to go."
Six years after the Knicks passed on Stephenson, another Coney Island native and former Lincoln star is on their horizon.
And Whitehead is seeking to follow in the footsteps of the former Lincoln stars.
"Oh definitely," he said. "They all were great players in their way. They all just had that Brooklyn mentality."