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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale is impressed with Kevin Knox's mental makeup: "Right from the beginning, this kid wanted to be a Knick. I'm crazy enough because I can relate: I asked to be a Knick. To ask for that you have to be a certain type of competitor."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

David Fizdale says there is ‘absolutely' a chance that Kevin Knox can start at small forward as a 19-year-old rookie.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Steve Mills and Scott Perry mentioned their confidence in the Knicks' player development program - David Fizdale & staff in particular - as reasons why they believe Kevin Knox & Mitchell Robinson will be successful with NYK.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Mitchell Robinson didn't play basketball last season but Knicks GM Scott Perry said he saw Robinson enough high school tournaments to recognize his athleticism. Robinson said he didn't play college basketball this season in order to ‘focus on basketball' prepare for the NBA to know he was most athletic in 2017 class.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry said he doesn't expect to be ‘highly active' in free agency but doesn't want to talk in detail about what may happen in July at this point.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox says he and Kristaps Porzingis talked about being booed at the draft during their conversation last night. "It's all motivation. It adds fuel to the fire," Knox said Porzingis told him. ".... They'll be cheering for you soon."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox said Kristaps Porzingis gave him a call via FaceTime from Spain last night after he was selected by the Knicks.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills reiterates that the club was locked in on Kentucky's Kevin Knox leading into the draft. Doesn't sound like there was strong internal consideration for Michael Porter Jr. last night. Mills adds that NYK feels lucky that Mitchell Robinson was available at No. 36.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson are on hand for Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson's introductory press conference.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks draft picks Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson meet the media:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott Perry discusses why Knicks took Kevin Knox at 9 and answers a question about Mikal Bridges and Michael Porter Jr. being on the board at 9:

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

As far as ESPN's draft analytics model is concerned, there was plenty of value to be found in the second round last night. In addition to these, the Mavericks picked up two talented players very late in Ray Spalding (Analytics Rank: 24) and Kostas Antetokounmpo (30).

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks can add another two-way player in addition to Arizona's Allonzo Trier. Last year's 2-way players (Luke Kornet and Isaiah Hicks) were one-year contracts. Knicks can extend either player a qualifying offer to them restricted free agents.

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Mat Barzal On facing Off Against Sidney Crosby

Mat Barzal of the Islanders joins Greg Wyshynski for ESPN On Ice, they chat about playing with John Tavares, facing off against his childhood idol Sidney Crosby, what he'll work on this summer, how he manages his public-facing persona on social media and more.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kristaps Porzingis welcomes Knicks' first-round pick Kevin Knox and second-round pick Mitchell Robinson to New York.

Jalen: Knicks fans should be happy with Knox (0:56)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Ex-DePaul star Billy Garrett, currently with the Westchester Knicks, has committed to play for New York in Summer League, per ESPN sources.

Knox takes boos from Porzingis kid in stride (0:45)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks and Allonzo Trier have agreed to a two-way contract, sources confirm. Trier impressed the Knicks during his workout. Yahoo first reported the deal.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma City is locked in on Kevin Hervey at 57, sources say.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma City appears locked in on Devon Hall with the 53rd pick, sources say.

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