As the NBA Draft rapidly approaches, the New York Knicks will be busy working players out, hopeful in finding a future star with the No. 24 overall pick.
Next up on their list of workouts appears to be Syracuse guard Brandon Triche, as according to Mike Waters of Syracuse.com; Triche is scheduled to meet with the Knicks on Wednesday.
Triche, a 6-foot-4 guard, took part in his first workout with an NBA team when he visited the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.
He did take part in the Brooklyn Nets’ group combine last week. He was one of roughly 30 players who were invited to the workout at the Nets’ practice facility. That workout was open to personnel from every NBA team.
Triche averaged 13.6 points per game for Syracuse last season, but struggled at times with his outside shot, making just 28.8 percent of his attempts from behind the arc. However he did dish out 3.6 assists per game from his two-guard position.
After Friday’s workout with the Trail Blazers, Triche was scheduled to work out for the Sacramento Kings on Monday, and then work out for the Knicks on Wednesday.
Triche has no chance of going in the first round and could either be a late second round pick or go undrafted. The problem as of now is that the Knicks currently don’t have a second round pick, but they are likely to deal for one come draft day.
His shooting struggles last season aside, Triche is usually a pretty reliable long-range shooter. But he has other attributes that are intriguing as well.
He possesses a high basketball IQ and sees the floor very well and is a guy who plays hard at both ends of the floor, which should make him useful in Mike Woodson’s rotation.
The problem though is Triche is not a great athlete and is likely a tweener when we talk about which guard position he would play in the NBA.
The likely scenario is that he goes undrafted and if his work out goes well in New York, could be a guy the Knicks invite to Summer League in Las Vegas to get a better look.
Triche expects to have more workouts with other teams scheduled before the NBA draft on June 27.
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