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Knicks will be working out two rival big men

Knicks will be working out two rival big men
Published On: Wed, May 24
Dec 4, 2015; New York, NY,New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) is defended by Brooklyn Nets guard Jarrett Jack (2) in the 2nd half at Madison Square Garden. The Knicks win 108-91. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

The rematch will occur at the Knicks Tarrytown compound Wednesday.

In March, Iowa State forward Deonte Burton and Purdues Caleb Swanigan staged a battle royale in the NCAA Tournaments second round. Burton outscored Swanigan 25-20, but Purdue prevailed to advance to the Sweet 16. Burton and Swanigan, the Big Ten Player of the Year, will work out for the Knicks, who have two second-round picks in next months draft at Nos. 44 and 58.

I thought [Burton] lit him up, Iowa State special assistant to the head coach Dave Hobbs told The Post.

Swanigan is deciding whether to stay in the draft as he hasnt hired an agent. Its a long shot Swanigan will be available at No. 44 (Draftexpress has him going at 40), but the unheralded Burton should be there.

Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek, an Iowa State graduate, also has a soft spot for Cyclone players. The Knicks will host Iowa State senior point guard Monte Morris on June 8. Hes more highly touted than Burton in mock drafts, but also should be available at 44.

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