New York Knicks Rumors
Knicks GM Steve Mills was among dozens of NBA executives on to watch Kentucky guard Malik Monk work out today at his agency’s pro workout day in New York, per sources. Members of the Knicks organization have been enamored with Monk but it would surprise Draft observers if Monk is available when the Knicks pick at 8.
The Knicks are likely considering several options with the No. 8 pick. Included among those options are Monk, French guard Frank Ntilikina, Kentucky’s De’Aaron Fox and N.C. State’s Dennis Smith Jr., per sources.
Alex Kennedy: Kevin Seraphin (@Kevin Seraphin) has no interest in joining the New York Knicks. Check out this Twitter exchange: pic.twitter.com/WUGBQci7rA
Hal Childs, a former assistant general manager for the Knicks and public relations director for the Warriors and Mariners, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 84. Childs’ wife, Jacqueline, said Wednesday that her husband died Sunday at his home in Dublin. Hal Childs served as assistant GM of the Knicks from 1987-91 and ran the Warriors’ PR department during the organization’s first championship season in 1974-75. He also worked in PR for the Mariners, Seattle SuperSonics and San Diego Clippers.
Steve Popper: Will Perdue joined the NBA on TuneIn’s Two Man Weave radio show with Michael Rapaport & Kenyon Martin and gave his take on Phil and Melo: “I wish I could make heads or tails of it…One thing I can tell you is that he was very good at using the media to help motivate players. I kind of recognize what he’s doing in terms of Carmelo, trying to aggravate him and kind of goad him into playing better, but it just seems like Carmelo wants nothing to do with it.”