Jimmer Fredette's first workout was Tuesday with the Pacers and he left Indiana with many impressed with his potential. You may have to add the Pacers (No. 15 overall, two spots ahead of the Knicks) among several teams that may snatch up the long-range shooter before the Knicks get a chance at him.
Fredette, the NCAA player of the year, will be in New York tomorrow (Thursday) to work out for the Knicks, who also had him in last year before the BYU star decided to go back to school. But with the Jazz, Suns and, perhaps, Pacers each eyeing him, this may be the closest the upstate Glens Falls native ever comes to being a Knick.
But the rest of the group has a few notable names, as well, such as Klay Thompson (Washington State), who also has deep range and great size (6-6, 202 pounds) for a shooting guard. Then there are two other intriguing talents in 6-5 guard Marshon Brooks of Providence College and 6-4 guard Darius Morris from Michigan.
Rounding out the group are a couple of bigs, such as Gary McGhee (6-11 from Pitt) and Denzel Bowles (6-10 from James Madison), but all eyes will be on the guard play. And as much as the Knicks would like to fantasize about Fredette falling to them at No. 17, there might be more attention paid to Thompson, who is far more likely to be still available when the Knicks are on the clock on draft night.