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Curry stopping workouts with hopes Knicks pick him

Stephen Curry took yet another determined step toward becoming a Knick on Friday when he decided not to schedule any more predraft workouts. The Davidson star, who was in New York to work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, will work out for the Washington Wizards next week, a previous commitment. Curry's father, former NBA guard Dell Curry, told reporters in Charlotte that his son then plans to shut it down until the June 25 draft. To date, Curry has worked out only for the Bobcats (12th pick) and Knicks (eighth). According to a source, the Knicks, who are owned by Cablevision, which also owns Newsday, were unaware that Curry had made the decision to decline any further workout requests. The team has worked out 18 players this week, including Jonny Flynn, Jrue Holiday and Ty Lawson, and will continue to hold workouts next week. It is believed that Donnie Walsh intends to pick up a second-round pick. Portland owns the Knicks' second-round pick at No. 38. Curry has expressed a desire to play for the Knicks in Mike D'Antoni's up-tempo motion offense. "Comparing how I played in college and how it translates to the NBA, this is the system to be in," he said. "D'Antoni had Steve Nash, so he knows how to develop a point guard. Why not want to go here?" It is hardly a secret he wants to be on the board for the Knicks. Though a player cannot force teams to not select him, the decision to shut down with a little less than two weeks before the draft sends a clear message that Curry would prefer that other teams pass on him.

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