Malik Monk on Knicks Workout: Triangle Was 'All They Were Doing'
Mar 17, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Malik Monk (5) brings the ball up court against the Northern Kentucky Norse during the second half in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Malik Monk talked to reporters about his draft workout with the Knicks, and not surprisingly the triangle offense was mentioned.

Kentucky sharpshooter Malik Monk had a private workout with the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, and he talked about his unique experience with Phil Jackson and the Knicks.

Monk told Ian Begley of ESPN New York that his workout with the Knicks, held early this week, was focused mostly on the triangle offense. Not exactly a revelation of any means. That’s what essentially every prospect has said so far.

Monk was blunt with Adam Zagoria about his experience with the Knicks. It’s hard to get a read on what these prospects think about Jackson’s controversial offense.

They have to say the right things, but it’s hard to believe any of them would prefer to play in this outdated system.

Not when they were watching the Warriors and Cavs run and gun throughout the playoffs.

However, Monk does think he can fit in with Jackson’s system. It’s all about movement and he moves well without the ball.

The reigning SEC Player of the Year went as far as to say of the triangle, “I think it’s great for me.”

Per Begley, the 19-year-old thinks he’ll make a good fit in the triangle because of the constant motion. I guess Jackson’s counting on big changes in the offense for next season.

New York is also exploring Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina as options for the eighth overall pick.

The Knicks are attending Smith’s pro day while they wait for Ntilikina‘s playoff season to wrap up.

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Chip Murphy

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I cover the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
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