Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
It's hard to overstate just how important this draft is for the Knicks' rebuild. It's also the first draft for the executive duo of Knicks president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry. From an outside view, it seems as if Mills, Perry and the Knicks front office has done its homework for this draft. Like all NBA teams, the Knicks have either hosted – or traveled to – workouts for many potential picks. They've had representatives – assistant general manager Gerald Madkins, who overseas the scouting department, and others - at hundreds of college and international games throughout the season. This is what competent NBA teams do.