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Report: Justise Winslow to work out for Knicks

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Duke’s Justise Winslow cuts down the net after his team’s 68-63 victory over Wisconsin in the NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament championship game Monday, April 6, 2015, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Our initial mock draft has Duke’s Justise Winslow going to the Knicks at four, as does the well-respected version over at Draft Express.

While mock drafts are cobbled together based on team needs and information from league sources, the reality is that few actually know who will go where, partially because all it takes is one surprise pick on draft night to cause a ripple effect that can blow up even the most well-informed projections.

Whether or not this particular prediction comes true, obviously, remains to be seen. But since Winslow is a real possibility for New York, the team has an individual workout scheduled with him in order to do its due diligence.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Duke’s Justise Winslow will work out for the Knicks on Monday, league sources tell Yahoo. New York is examining him closely at No. 4.

This is all part of the process.

The Knicks will look carefully at plenty of players in advance of what is undoubtedly the franchise’s most critical draft choice in recent history. Emmanuel Mudiay is slated to come in this week, as well, and let’s not forget that trading the pick may be the most appealing of all options -- especially if Karl-Anthony Towns, Jahlil Okafor and D’Angelo Russell are all off the board as expected, and the Knicks truly have their eye on someone like Trey Lyles, who is currently being projected to go much later in the first round.