The Knicks need a whole lot of things this summer — starting with someone who would give them anything of value for Carmelo Anthony (they may well strike out there) — but at the top of the list should be getting players who can defend. One way to do that, revisit the Ricky Rubio trade discussions they had near the trade deadline. Ian Begley of ESPN said some in the Knicks camp hope to do that.
Antoine Griezmann says he is ready to leave Atletico Madrid in order to pursue a dream of winning trophies consistently. The France international has long been linked with a move to Manchester United or Real Madrid but appeared to commit his future to Atletico last week when he light-heartedly stated that he would only leave to join NBA side the New York Knicks. The "fashionable" Premier League, the Bundesliga or even the top flights in China and the United States could be appealing, he said.
In addition to Iowa State guard Deonte Burton, the Knicks worked out Purdue's Caleb Swanigan, the University of Kentucky's Bam Adebayo and LSU's Antonio Blakeney on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.