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May 20, 2015 Updates

Nets Daily: Doesn't like Mudiay, sees red flags on maturity. Says Knicks have 4th pick in 3 player draft. Big setback. Twitter @NetsDaily

The Lakers and 76ers will pick second and third, respectively. Philadelphia has been linked strongly to Russell. Mills wouldn’t comment on Russell, but did offer something on Mudiay, a former Dallas high schooler. “Mudiay is potentially a very good player,” Mills said. “We haven’t worked him out yet. He’s a guy who will be in the mix.’’ New York Post

But he certainly wouldn't have a problem settling into a New York state of mind and suiting up as a teammate of Carmelo Anthony's if the Knicks end up selecting him with the fourth overall pick in the June 25 draft at Barclays Center. "I would love to, but I don't know where I'm going to end up," Mudiay said once the lottery results were unveiled at the Hilton in midtown. "He's a superstar in this league and somebody that knows the game in and out, so he would definitely give me some good advice if I was to go there." Newsday

May 19, 2015 Updates

Mills, who wore Dave DeBusschere’s Hall of Fame ring for good luck, admitted being disappointed that the Knicks ended up where they did. He also didn’t rule out trading the pick for more assets, as President Phil Jackson has discussed already. “We’re going to be open to a lot of things, but we know we can get a good player at this pick but we’re also going to be open to talking to teams and looking at different options,” Mills said. The Knicks Blog

"He's a perfect fit for the Knicks and their triangle offense," a league executive said. A former general manager added: "His ability and willingness to pass the ball are some of his strengths right now." Bleacher Report

“I’ve always been a Knicks fan,” Towns, 19, told Yahoo Sports in a phone interview. “I never was able to afford passes to the games. We were able to afford cable and got the MSG channel so I could watch every Knick game. It made me more of a fan because I could watch every big game. My best friend was a Nets fan so it made for a cool rivalry. My favorite player for the Knicks is a tie between Walt Frazier and Patrick Ewing, but I liked Patrick Ewing a lot. But I’ve never been to a Knicks game. I could never afford to go there.” Yahoo! Sports

While being selected by the Knicks would be a childhood dream for Towns, he says he is open-minded about any team drafting him. “It would be an honor and a privilege to play for the Knicks organization,” Towns said. “But wherever the chips fall, the chips fall. I just can’t wait to play basketball at the next level.” Yahoo! Sports


Carmelo Anthony already ahead of Phil Jackson, but still far away from the all-time New York greats.


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