There's no certainty that Oklahoma G Trae Young will work out for the Knicks if they request one as expected.
Young, who averaged 27.4 points, 8.7 assists and 5.2 turnovers in his freshman season with the Sooners, is expected to be drafted somewhere around where the Knicks are selecting with the 9th pick, but he is under no obligation to take a private workout with the team.
"It all depends on my agent and where he thinks I should work out,'' Young said, via Marc Berman of NY Post. "To be honest, that stuff's really not up to me. It's where my agent feels I should go."
One reason why Young's agent wouldn't be keen on sending the guard to the Knicks is their bevy of ball handlers. The Knicks currently have Frank Ntilikina, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke. Young was asked about that trio and where he might fit.
"I think they all bring something different," Young said. "We all have something different. I feel my overall skill set, my ability to make players around me better and my ability to help my team win is unique. The guys that are there are good point guards. There's a reason why they're in the NBA. Everybody has different types of games. I think mine is unique and different compared to theirs."
Another current Knick that Young commented on is star F Kristaps Porzingis, who is someone Young would 'love' to play with.
"I would love playing with a guy like Porzingis who can score, stretch the floor, who can do a lot, a lot of different things,'' Young said. "But I could see myself doing some pretty good things with other teams, too."
Young, just as Missouri F Michael Porter Jr., isn't short on confidence for where he believes he stands among the other potential draftees.
"I think I'm the best overall player in this draft,'' said Young. "My main focus isn't necessarily being the best player in this draft. My goal is being the best player in the NBA. I'm excited about having the opportunity to show people that I can play defense. I'm actually super-excited to show that from Day 1."