As the Knicks ramp up workouts with potential lottery picks, they will host Miami's Lonnie Walker IV, Kentucky's Kevin Knox, and Texas A&M's Robert Williams in the coming days and weeks.
The 6-foot-4 Walker IV is currently projected to go No. 13 to the Clippers, the 6-10 Williams is predicted to go No. 14 to the Nuggets and the 6-8 Knox is projected at No. 15 to the Wizards, per the latest ESPN.com mock draft.
Walker, 19, was slated to work out Wednesday for the Bulls, per a league source. He started 18 of Miami's 32 games last season and averaged 11.5 points per game. He shot 41.5 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from the three-point line, while being named to the ACC All-Freshman team.
He could be an option for the wing-starved Knicks should he impress during his workout.
"Walker didn't have a consistent or efficient freshman season, but his talent, combined with the lack of depth at his position, is keeping his name in the lottery conversation," ESPN's Jonathan Givony wrote in his mock. "His youth, strong frame, 6-foot-10½ wingspan and ability to shoot with his feet set or off the dribble make him a candidate to rise during the pre-draft process as teams search for upside and diamonds in the rough."
Williams, 20, is a special talent who opted to return to school for his sophomore season after he could have a been a lottery pick in 2017. Coming off the bench for A&M, he averaged 10.4 points and 9.2 rebounds.
He works out for the Bulls on Thursday, and then will go to the Hornets and Knicks, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
"Despite playing out of position all season, he has shown that his game is tailor-made for the NBA as a rim-running, pick-and-roll-finishing, shot-blocking, offensive rebounder in the Clint Cappella mold," Givony wrote.
The 6-8 Knox, only 18, is a scoring wing who is among the latest one-and-dones at Kentucky. He averaged 15.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game en route to SEC co-Freshman of the Year honors.
"My development and my team's development led us to an SEC championship and a berth in the Sweet 16," Knox said when he declared for the Draft. "Not many can say that."
Knox worked out this week for his home-state Orlando Magic, and told reporters there that he will work out for the Knicks this weekend. Kentucky coach John Calipari said teams who skip over Knox will regret it.
"I think people will look back and say, 'Why did people pass those first seven picks, six picks?' " Calipari said during this week's SEC meetings at the Hilton Sandestin. "And it was because he's young. He's the youngest player in the draft. Mentally he's not. Physically he's young, and it's going to take him time."
He added: "He's going to do great. He's going to do great."