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According to the NBA, scheduled to receive screenings are Tony Delk, Bernard King, Johnny Davis, Andrew Lang, Lee Davis, Sedric Toney, Victor Alexander, Cal Bowdler, Litterial Green, Marvin Roberts, Daune Causwell, Duane Ferrell, Jim Washington, Rick Brown, Harold Keeling, Reginald Johnson, Dale Ellis, Tyrone Brown, Kevin Willis and Jay Bilas. The event is closed to the public. Former Hawk and Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died suddenly in September of cardiovascular disease. His death came a month after Darryl Dawkins died of a heart attack.
Well, at least there’s one New York City native who doesn’t think the Knicks hiring back Isiah Thomas is such a disaster. Brooklyn’s Marvin Roberts, who was Thomas’ leading scorer at Florida International this past season, called his experience playing with the NBA Hall of Famer “special.” “He does get a bad rap,” Roberts said Saturday after a streetball game at Hoops in the Sun in The Bronx. “Before I went there, I heard a couple of bad things about him. But I’m the type of person, I like to experience things on my own. I like to make my own mistakes and learn from them. And by going there and meeting him and playing for him, it was not a mistake. It’s probably one of the best things that has happened in my basketball career and my life.”
Roberts describes Thomas as “humble.” The 6-foot-5 rising senior swingman thinks that Knicks fans and pundits bash Thomas because they don’t know him. “He’s always there [for his players],” said Roberts, who averaged 15.6 points per game last winter. “He talks to us all the time, teaches us new things. All he wants us to do is work hard, play hard on defense and win games. … He spends a lot of time with us in the gym. He gets shots up with us.”