New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Knicks get closer to No. 36, it's worth noting that some people in the organization like Villanova guard Jalen Brunson.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Dzanan Musa has a small $1M buyout in his contract. The intent is that Musa is not a draft and stash and that he will be in a Nets uniform next season. Brooklyn can chip in $700K to reduce the cost.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Porter Jr. on NYK fans chanting his name at the draft: "Honestly, I was feeling bad for (him) if it wasn't me, the kid that did get drafted in New York. (Knox) is my guy, and I'm happy for him. When a kid gets drafted, I'm looking at them and I'm feeling joy, too."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox: "I think I can pretty much play all around the floor. I can handle the ball, pick- and-roll situations, make plays, make passes. I can stretch the floor, shoot the ball, get rebounds, push it coast to coast. So I think that versatility in the league is something that a lot of teams really need, and I think that's something I can bring to the Knicks right now."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Knox: "They booed Porzingis (on draft night) and look where he is now. That's the same mindset I'm going to have. They can chant Michael Porter all they want. But they got Kevin Knox, and I'm willing to work and I'm willing to get better."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

On his television interview with ESPN after getting drafted, Kentucky's Kevin Knox says of getting booed by Knicks fans at Barclays Center: "I like that. That's motivation. A lot of the city wants (Michael) Porter, but I'm ready to work, I'm ready to get to the organization and try to win some games."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills said the club debated its pick in the days and weeks leading up to the draft but grew comfortable with selecting Kevin Knox at No. 9 on Wednesday night.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks president Steve Mills said the club was impressed by what it learned on and off the court about Kevin Knox during his group workout. He said NYK was impressed by Knox being willing to compete in a group workout.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry doesn't want to address Michael Porter Jr.'s injury situation and how it impacted the Knicks' thinking. Says he'd prefer to talk about their reasons for drafting Kevin Knox.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks GM Scott Perry says the Knicks liked Kevin Knox's size and athleticism and how he'd fit with the way David Fizdale wants to play.

Fan who booed Porzingis disagrees with Knox pick (0:45)
Knox goes No. 9 overall to Knicks, NY crowd boos (1:46)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks have decided to select Kevin Knox over Michael Porter Jr., per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Knicks not willing to take the risk on Porter Jr. and take a player who performed extremely well in a group workout earlier this month.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

It will be interesting to see how the Hawks-Mavericks trade impacts Mohamed Bamba and Wendell Carter Jr. It certainly increases the possibility that Carter Jr. is there for the Knicks at No. 9.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Analytics will have a greater impact on some teams choices tonight more than others. ESPN's Ben Alamar surveyed executives to find out who in the NBA uses draft analytics the best.

Trotz to coach Islanders after leaving Captials (1:34)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees picked up their 50th win of the season Thursday, beating the Mariners, 4-3. The win earned the Yankees their seventh series sweep (they had 10 last year). Aaron Judge and Miguel Andújar were the heroes, hitting a pair of first-inning two-run homers that gave the Yankees all the scoring they needed.

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Haniger robs Stanton's home run (0:44)

Greg Wyshynski ESPN 

When the Islanders hired Lou Lamoriello, the word "stability" was thrown around a lot. But that stability now extends to signing Stanley Cup champion coach Barry Trotz to a long-term deal. He's made the playoffs in 11 out of the last 14 seasons. This is a massive bat signal to the rest of the league, and John Tavares, that things are different.

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