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We know that the Knicks are settled on taking RJ Barrett at the No. 3 pick if he's available, but what will they do with their second round pick?
New York owns the No. 55 pick in the second round, and has worked out several prospects who would fall in that range. Below are a look at a few prospects who the Knicks may look at with their late second-round selection:
Fall did well in his workout with the Knicks before the Draft, and has worked out for several other NBA teams. At 7-foot-6, teams may wonder about Fall's mobility at this level, but there's no question about his ability to protect the rim when he's in the paint. Fall, 23, would welcome a chance to join the Knicks.
"I'd be really excited if the Knicks draft me. Obviously my main goal is to play in the NBA. But to be able to play in a great city like New York with a great fan base would be exciting," Fall said. "I also like the players they have and the direction it seems the team is heading."
The big man from Duke worked out for the Knicks on the same day as Fall, and was impressive in the session. He's received interest from and has worked out for several teams. It's unclear if he'd be there at 55 but, if so, it's logical to think he'd be in the mix for New York at 55.
Holman worked out for the Knicks on the same day as fellow Mississippi State prospect Quinndary Weatherspoon. Holman, a 6-foot-10 big man, felt he shot the ball well in his workout. Holman, like another forward listed below, would add depth for New York along the front line. He averaged 9.5 points and 6.2 rebounds in 22 minutes for the Bulldogs this season.
Cook is projected by some to be drafted well before the Knicks make their second-round pick, but the 6-foot-9 power forward could be a strong addition for a Knicks team that could use some depth on the front line. Cook averaged 14.5 points and 7.6 rebounds in 30 minutes per game for Iowa last season.
I don't think Happ has worked out for the Knicks, but the Wisconsin big man could, like others on this list, bring depth to New York's front court. He worked out for several teams ahead of Thursday's draft after averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds in 32 minutes for the Badgers this season. Some drafts project Happ to be available for New York at 55.