The Knicks drafted him with the first pick of the second round in 1964, after 10 other players had been chosen. With their first-round pick, the Knicks selected another big man, Jim Barnes, who had beaten Reed out for a spot on the 1964 United States Olympic team. Reed believed he was better than Barnes and most of the other first-round picks, and he was determined to prove it. When he was offered his first Knicks contract, for $11,000 with a $3,000 signing bonus, he told Eddie Donovan, the team’s general manager, that he wanted a bigger bonus. Told that the team wanted him to earn it on the court, Reed accepted the challenge and vowed to make Donovan pay him after the season.
Matt Babcock: Per sources, Wake Forest’s Tyree Appleby has signed with agent Keith Kreiter of Edge Sports International. Appleby heads into the NBA pre-draft process after a stellar senior season for the Demon Deacons, in which he earned ACC Conference Player of the Year.
Graham Coffey: UGA Basketball’s Terry Roberts has declared for the NBA Draft per a post on his Instagram account. Roberts led UGA in scoring this year with 13.2 points per game
Judah Mintz announced tonight that he will enter his name into the 2023 NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility.
Pepperdine Waves sophomore Maxwell Lewis on Tuesday announced he plans to declare for the 2023 NBA draft after a career year with the program.
French basketball phenom, Victor Wembanyama, is joining the popular Spurs mural at San Antonio’s Rudy’s Seafood located on the city’s Southside. San Antonio artist Nik Soupè’s mural depicts Wembanyama in a Spurs jersey with his name splashed all around him.