Members of the Knicks organization have been in touch with representatives for N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. about scheduling a pre-draft workout, a league source confirms. There has been no workout scheduled yet but the contact between the Knicks and Smith’s camp – which was first reported by ZagsBlog – is an indication that the Knicks would like to take a closer look at Smith Jr. as a potential first-round draft pick.
October 19, 2017 | 4:38 pm EDT Update
“I just want to get to where I should be,” James said after participating in Cavs practice Thursday. “The ankle and the foot injury just kind of kept me out and set me back further than I would like, but I got some time now along the course of these games that we got — we got two back-to-backs coming up so that’s going to help and we have some opportunity to get some practice time in as well.”
Joel Embiid said after Thursday’s practice that he had no idea when he would be cleared to play on consecutive nights. “I’m actually going to ask them the question,” he said, referring to the team’s medical staff. “Hopefully I get to play in back-to-backs.”