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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Bam Adebayo was once considered by some as a high lottery pick, then his stock took a hit. However, now several teams late in lottery intrigued due to fact he can rebound, roll to run and defend pick and roll.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Knicks source on Phil right now: "he's dug in. If he doesn't get exactly what he wants, there will be no (Porzingis) trade."

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Fascinating machinations around Josh Jackson today. Loads of teams trying to trade into the top 4 to get him. Celtics know this, and thus have to decide whether to take a player who wouldn't workout or interview even when they had the 1 pick. Clippers, Spurs, Bulls all have interest in him and big name veteran players (DeAndre, LaMarcus, Jimmy) who would really help Boston.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Multiple NBA sources who received Harry Giles' medical info told ESPN that it was more favorable than they had anticipated. Two torn ACL's.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Celtics have offered the Knicks a deal for Kristaps Porzingis that includes their No. 3 pick, an additional lottery pick that they think they can acquire tonight and a player, executives familiar with Boston's offer told ESPN. Obviously, the trade would be contingent on Boston acquiring that pick, which would likely be ahead of the Knicks' No. 8 pick. It is unclear at this point if the Knicks have interest in the trade. Phil Jackson said the club is taking calls on trades for Porzingis.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

There have been multiple discussions between Knicks and Celtics involving Porzingis, but source told ESPN two sides not close on a deal.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Celtics remain in trade pursuit of Kristaps Porzingis, league sources say, trying to assemble a package to meet the Knicks' demands.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Phoenix might be the only team holding a top-10 pick that could acquire Aldridge with confidence that it isn't just a one-year engagement.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Any team trading for LaMarcus Aldridge has to know it can re-sign him. Which surely hampers San Antonio's efforts to acquire a top-10 pick

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Opposing executives believe Minnesota is considering using its No. 7 pick as part of a package to try to re-engage the Chicago Bulls on a trade for Jimmy Butler, ESPN has learned. The Cavs had previously tried to trade for Butler but were unsuccessful. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that Butler earlier this week expressed a desire to remain in Chicago and lead the Bulls back to prominence. The Vertical reported earlier this week that Minnesota had preliminary talks with Chicago about Butler.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova's Josh Hart remains on the radar for the Knicks in the second round, per sources. Hart worked out for the club on Wednesday, sources say, but it's unclear if he'll be available when the Knicks select at 44.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at Frank Ntilikina's first workout in the United States, with trainer Chris Brickley, who used to work as a player development coach for the Knicks (video courtesy of Brickley):

Nick Metallinos ESPN 

Australian Jonah Bolden has begun his draft day preparations by getting a fresh cut. Nothing too crazy, he's keeping it simple.

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Chad Ford ESPN Senior Writer 

Harry Giles draft range is still difficult to pin down. Kings have interest at 10. Blazers have strong interest at 15 & 20. Pacers looking at him at 18. Thunder at 21 another possibility. Most of the doctors who have seen his medicals have cleared him medically. Still, lots of risk adverse GMs out there. I think anywhere he goes from 10-21, he's a steal.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

A prominent agent with several projected first round picks signed tells ESPN that he hasn't gotten any guarantees from teams yet for his clients as of Thursday morning, which is atypical this close to draft time based on his previous experience. He says he thinks it's because there are all these big-time trade scenarios out there, teams are reluctant to lock anything in place yet.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York back pages today feature the same photo of Kristaps Porzingis. And the New York Post's headline questions Phil Jackson's claim the Knicks "know what we're doing."

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

One Knicks insider on KP: "Many of the people now screaming (he's) untradeable are the same ones who were furious when we drafted him"

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

One Knicks insider on the Porzingis situation: "Many of the people now screaming that Kristaps is untradeable are the same ones who were furious when we drafted him. Remember: Phil and our scouts were the only ones to properly recognize his potential. And there's no way that we'd trade him now unless we got someone we're even higher on in return."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The lowered NBA salary cap projection of $99 million will make it tougher for the Boston Celtics to clear max cap space if the team desires to chase a star like Gordon Hayward or Blake Griffin this summer. Boston already had some trimming to do to meet the previous projection and would likely have to part with a key rotation player in order to clear the necessary room.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks had dinner with Gonzaga PF/C Zach Collins on Tuesday night, per league sources. Collins, a 7-0, 230-pound freshman, is projected as a top-10 pick in the draft. He hit 67 percent of his 2-point attempts and 47 percent of his threes (though he didn't shoot many) last year at Gonzaga. The 19-year-old averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds in 17 minutes per game. The Knicks have the eighth pick. Phil Jackson has said that the club will likely select a guard or wing but the wildcard here is the Kristaps Porzingis trade talks, of course. It still seems likely that the Knicks end up taking a wing or a guard on Thursday but the Collins meeting is interesting.

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Knicks want top pick and a really good player on rookie scale. So Philly-probably no. LA and Ingram, not enough BOS-Brown? No SAC no players

Russillo @ryenarussillo

Only scenario in the top 5 that makes sense for Knicks w/ Porzingis is Booker and #4. Told that's something Knicks would be interested in.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kristaps Porzingis is coming off a season in which he averaged more PPG than LaMarcus Aldridge, more blocks per game than DeAndre Jordan, and more made 3's per game than Dirk Nowitzki. Only 6 players have ever averaged more PPG in a season in which they finished with 100 blocks and 100 made 3s. Keep in mind Porzingis is only 21 years old and still has room to grow.