Coming off the heals of Jason Kidd’s retirement it is no secret that the one of the most important positions for the Knicks to target come draft day will be point guard.
Well the Knicks may have just found their man. Murray State point guard Isaiah Canaan worked out for the Knicks yesterday and left the facility beaming with confidence.
Canaan, who is coming off of a stellar Senior season at Murray State, may just be the answer the Knicks are looking for – a young, athletic guard who can shoot and create off the dribble. With Jason Kidd’s recent retirment Caanan knows that there may be a golden opportunity for him in New York.
Although many have compared Caanan to NBA rookie of the year Damian Lillard, who also came from a small school, and was relitively unknown to NBA fans prior to last years draft, Caanan says he models his game more after Clippers point guard Chris Paul:
Whether or not the New York Knicks decide to select Caanan with the 24th overall pick remains to be seen, but based on what he’s shown so far, it seems like he would be ready to embrace the challenge, which is exactly what the Knicks need.
Knicks Pre-Draft workout schedule:
Scheduled workouts for next week
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