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New York Knicks legend Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier likens Ja Morant’s skills to his own (Video)

New York Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier is keeping his eye on Murray State guard Ja Morant on Thursday.

This week, ESNY’s Mike Vivalo sat down and spoke with New York Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. With the draft on Thursday night, Vivalo asked Frazier if there was any specific player he sees himself in.

Frazier mentioned how he sees some of his own qualities in Ja Morant, who’s slated to go No. 2 overall to the Memphis Grizzlies.

Morant was a standout guard at Murray State who averaged 24.5 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 10 assists this past season while shooting nearly 50% from the floor.

Vivalo also got the chance to catch up with Knicks guard Emmanuel Mudiay and get his thoughts on the upcoming draft. Mudiay doesn’t have a preference for who the organization selects at No. 3 overall. Simply, Mudiay will be happy with whoever the Knicks draft.

The Knicks are likely to renounce Mudiay’s rights to clear salary cap space, but that doesn’t mean he’s a goner this summer. It sounds like Mudiay wants, and expects, to be back with the Knicks next season.

The Knicks are projected to take Duke forward RJ Barrett with the third pick on Thursday night. With Morant most likely going No. 2, Duke big man Zion Williamson is without a doubt going No. 1 to the New Orleans Pelicans. In fact, everyone is so sure that Williamson will go No. 1 that there aren’t any Vegas odds to even bet on it.

Despite not getting the No. 1 pick, New York will get a standout forward in Barrett. With him and possible max free agent signings this summer, the Knicks could turn around the roster before the 2019-2020 season begins.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.