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Knicks exploring a few big-time 3-point draft talents

Knicks exploring a few big-time 3-point draft talents
Published On: Sat, Jun 10
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

After Knicks president Phil Jackson hosted North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. for dinner earlier this week, the Knicks scheduled workouts with two sweet-shooting off-guards, Dukes Luke Kennard and Kentuckys Malik Monk, as candidates for the eighth pick in the draft, as confirmed by a source. ESPN was first to report the news.

Both Kennard and Monk would provide desperately needed outside shooting. Monk is projected to go to the Knicks by Draft Express and Basketball Insiders Steve Kyler, while Kennard is regarded as a top 12-15 pick.

The importance of the 3-pointer cant be overstated when considering that the top three teams in the league in shooting percentage were the 61-21 Spurs and Warriors and Cavaliers, who are in the NBA Finals. Meanwhile the Knicks struggled at 21st.

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