New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek tells reporters in Orlando that Emmanuel Mudiay will start at point guard on Thursday. Jarrett Jack had started at point guard since the fourth game of the regular season by New York is playing its younger players more often over the final 23 games. That's why Mudiay will move into the starting lineup. It's interesting that New York chose to start Mudiay rather than rookie Frank Ntilikina at point guard.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe the team store already knows the batting order for the Yankees:

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Drury is from Grants Pass, Oregon, and he grew up a Seahawks fan -- and also a Yankees fan (Derek Jeter was his favorite player). His family would drive up to Seattle -- six hours away -- in a motorhome and go to a Seahawks game every year. As it turns out, when Russell Wilson joins the Yankees on Monday, his locker will be right next to Drury's.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Wilson already has a locker in the Yankees' spring training clubhouse. No. 73 will be positioned right next to the other new Yankee, Brandon Drury. When he arrives Monday, Wilson will also be seated a few lockers down from Aaron Judge.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Drury, the new Yankees third baseman, spent the offseason working with Robert Van Skoyoc, the hitting guru who helped transform the careers of J.D. Martinez and Chris Taylor (among others). "I'd put a good swing on the ball and get a single or maybe a double in the gap," Drury said. The goal is to, yes, hit more balls in the air and more home runs than the 13 he hit in 2017. Maybe that's what Brian Cashman alluded to when he said the Yankees felt there was more untapped potential in Drury.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

From what Aaron Boone said today, it sounds like Russell Wilson will be around Yankees camp to mainly lend advice on success and leadership. And a chance for him to put on pinstripes.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone acknowledges that Russell Wilson will be at spring training "multiple days." ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports Wilson will be in camp through March 3, the day the Yankees play the Red Sox. The team contends Wilson will not be playing this spring.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Guest spring training instructors and former Yankees Tino Martinez and Willie Randolph get loose before today's batting practice session.

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BBTN: Whitley Suspension, Yankee Targets, 6-Man Rotations

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the implications of the Forrest Whitley suspension, if the Yankees will target Alex Cobb, the Angels' potential six man rotation and more (7:24). Plus, Karl Ravech's chat with Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton (30:12), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (32:49) and interesting comments from Rob Manfred (37:13).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Elias, this marks the first time the Yankees and Red Sox both added players coming off 30-homer seasons in the same offseason. Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 in Miami last year, J.D. Martinez hit 45 in Arizona.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-acquired 3B Brandon Drury has arrived at Yankees spring training. And he's getting some early-morning action. Going through live batting practice as Aaron Judge and others look on.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was asked Wednesday about the idea that his job status could be determined by the Knicks' final 23 games, as the club prioritizes player development over wins and losses. "You can't think that way," Hornacek said. "We've talked in the past with [owner] Jim Dolan, [general manager] Scott [Perry] and [president] Steve [Mills]. We all want to win as many games as possible. Still there's that, ‘OK we know it's going to take a few years.' " The Knicks started the season 16-13 and have won just seven of 30 since. Hornacek said external expectations changed after the fast start. "You still go back to, ‘It's kind of a long-term plan.' We got off to a good start maybe changed everyone's thoughts. But they were home games, we knew we had a long way to go," Hornacek said. The coach has one year remaining on his contract. Steve Mills as Scott Perry have said they will evaluate everything, including Hornacek's status, after the season.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Tim Hardaway Jr. & Luke Kornet shooting from behind the arc after practice Wednesday:

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