Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young will have a private workout with the Knicks, a league source confirmed to SNY.tv. Last month, SNY.tv reported that Young was expected to work out for the Knicks.
"Of course," Rayford Young, the player's father, said then.
The Knicks own the No. 9 pick in the June 21 NBA Draft at Barclays Center, and ESPN.com currently projects Young going No. 6 to Orlando.
The Knicks are one of several teams that have passed through the University of Oklahoma to interview staff and faculty regarding the 6-foot-2, 183-pound Young, Oklahoma assistant Carlin Hartman told SNY.tv. That was about two weeks ago.
Phoenix (No. 1), Sacramento (No. 2), Atlanta (No. 3), Memphis (No. 4) and Philadelphia (No. 10) have also passed through Oklahoma, while Cleveland has also been in touch.
A league source told SNY.tv the Knicks are focused on taking a wing -- potentially Villanova's Mikal Bridges or Missouri's Michael Porter Jr. -- or Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. with their pick, but they are doing their due diligence on Young, who had his Pro Day on Wednesday.
Pro Day🙏💯 Blessings!!!! pic.twitter.com/Mixo25JvlQ- Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 31, 2018
"Just being around the kid for a year, he's a basketball savant," Hartmann said. "He's got an NBA game, he's got an NBA mindset, he's always dreamt of being at that level an now he's going to get the chance to do it. When he signed with us, we knew he wasn't going to be here all four years We didn't know if it was going to translate that quickly in one particular year, but he earned the right to be in the position he's in right now and we're all happy for him and proud of him and can't wait to see where he goes."