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2016 NBA Draft: New York Knicks Should Target These Second Round Prospects

Anthony Gruppuso, AP
Anthony Gruppuso, AP

The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in buying into the 2016 NBA Draft. These are some second round prospects they should target.

The New York Knicks have scheduled a number of workouts with prospects, and attended the draft combine in Chicago. It was not surprising to hear that they’re attempting to buy into the second round of the 2016 NBA Draft.

Ian Begley of ESPN was the first to report about the team’s draft plans.

The Knicks would love to buy into the first round but there’s a better chance they find themselves with a second rounder.

Pre-draft workouts would suggest that the Knicks are targeting a wing player. Perhaps help to back up Carmelo Anthony at small forward — as they hoped Cleanthony Early would be in the 2014 Draft — but more likely a shooting guard due to the impending departure of Arron Afflalo.

The Knicks were 20th in three-point percentage and last in fast break point during the 2015-16 season, so they need to make multiple roster changes if they want to fit Jeff Hornacek‘s up-tempo style.

So who should the Knicks be looking at?

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