Louis Labeyrie Rumors

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Louis Labeyrie
Louis Labeyrie
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Labeyrie, who played for Paris Levallois this past season, will be on the squad for the third straight July, trying to make an impression at age 25. In his sixth season in the French League, Labeyrie averaged 9.9 points, 8.6 rebounds, shot 59 percent but does not have 3-point range. Team president Phil Jackson wants to be in a full rebuild and try to develop “our kids.’’ Perhaps Labeyrie has a better chance of getting a training camp invitation this time so he can speak French in the locker room with newly minted lottery pick, point guard Frank Ntililkina from the French League. Actually the Knicks do have one player who speaks French, Mo Ndour of Senegal.
Gobert shares the same agent as Labeyrie, and the two played together on the French 20-and-under national team. “He wants to play in the NBA and I know he can, I don’t know if it can be next season, but maybe, yeah,’’ the rookie Gobert said. “I haven’t talked to him about it yet. He’s more of a power forward than center, though. He’s not a center. “He’s athletic and can drive and can shoot. I think he’d like to be in New York. I was happy for him.’’

Knicks paid $1.5 million for French prospect Louis Labeyrie

There’s still some mystery about this French “stash’’ pick, but it is San Antonio-esque — a tactic coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford have pulled off with championship success for the Spurs, who visit the Garden Tuesday night. Jackson has yet to comment publicly on Labeyrie, but The Post has learned the sum of the transaction, according to an NBA source, was $1.5 million.