New York Teams

Adam Reisinger 

With the No. 22 overall pick, the Nets selected Jarrett Allen (F, Texas). Brooklyn – which would've had the No. 1 overall pick, if not for the pick swap that was part of the Kevin Garnett/Paul Pierce trade – picked up this selection from the Wizards in a trade back in February.

Ben Alamar ESPN Analytics 

Jarrett Allen is 15th overall in ESPN's analytic draft model. 17% chance he will be at least a starter level player.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Source says Nets taking Texas' Jarrett Allen.

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5mRich Cimini

Call from Trump triggers shift in Jets' oversight

Jets owner Woody Johnson will be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. His brother, Christopher, will oversee the day-to-day operations of the team.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Dellin Betances just gave up a go-ahead RBI single to Albert Pujols in the seventh. Pujols drove in Cameron Maybin, who had stolen second and reached thrid on a Gary Sanchez throwing error. It is 6-5, Angels over the Yankees in the 7th.

Calipari wanted Monk on the Knicks (1:58)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

League source says the Nets had their eyes on Michigan's D.J. Wilson and wanted to move up into the top 15 but didn't have enough assets to do so. The Milwaukee Bucks selected Wilson at 17.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So how will the Jets be affected if Woody Johnson heads to the United Kingdom as U.S. ambassador? Probably not much at all; it's not as if he's a day-to-day fixture at the team facility. He'd be consulted on big decisions, but his brother, Christopher Johnson, would handle the day-to-day stuff as the new chairman/CEO. He's a minority owner and passionate about the team, people tell me. I've spoken to him a couple of times. He's personable, engaging and a good listener.

Jackson is a big fan of Ntilikina (1:52)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

This Phil Jackson comment on Ntilikina (if you think of it with the Porzingis/Melo drama in mind) was interesting: "He leads his teammates well. He follows directions. Very good at that." Jackson was discussing Ntilikina's strengths, in context of how he filled his role in France. Still, interesting.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets released a statement, confirming that Christopher Johnson -- Woody Johnson's younger brother -- will become the chairman and CEO if Woody is nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson just spoke to reporters at the Knicks facility in Tarrytown, NY for nine minutes, 30 seconds. He wanted to keep the focus on Frank Ntilikina, declining answering questions about Kristaps Porzingis and Carmelo Anthony. On Derrick Rose's status Jackson simply said: "We're listening."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson on how the Knicks are approaching Derrick Rose's free agency: "We're listening."

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle leaves no doubt Mavs wanted Dennis Smith over Frank Ntilikina, saying there was "uproarious" applause when Knicks made pick.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to comment on the Knicks' trade discussions surrounding Kristaps Porzingis.

Ntilikina has a busy 24 hours (1:07)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson said Frank Ntilikina's potential on defense played a big role in the Knicks selecting him.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson declines to discuss the Kristaps Porzingis chatter. On Frank Ntilikina, he says the Knicks liked his athleticism, smarts and ability to perform in winning moments. Admits Ntilikina may be a project but, it's time to "start growing our own kids."

Ntilikina gets warm reaction from New York crowd (1:16)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson says Knicks like Frank's size and aptitude.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Knicks select Frank Ntililikina. He's the 2nd player from the French League to be drafted by the Knicks, joining Frederic Weis (1999). Weis was drafted ahead of Ron Artest and is most known for being dunked on by Vince Carter. Ntilikina is the highest-drafted player from the French League.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Although he's addressing media at the Barclays Center tonight, Frank Ntilikina will not meet with Knicks reporters tomorrow as picks normally do. He's flying back to France late tonight as his pro team there plays in a winner-take-all championship final tomorrow.


Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

No draft is complete without Knicks fans reacting to their pick. The reaction to New York taking Frank Ntilikina eighth overall got a mix of cheers and groans.

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