Recent New York Knicks rumors are that they will be working out UNC forward Tony Bradley tomorrow.
With the offseason nearly here in the NBA, Knicks rumors are starting to pick up. Shockingly, the Knicks have multiple draft picks this season, and could find some good players in the NBA Draft.
According to Ian Begley of ESPN.com, the Knicks will be holding a workout tomorrow for UNC forward Tony Bradley. After just one year at UNC, Bradley decided to leave college for the NBA.
Last season, Bradley averaged 7.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 fouls in just under 15 minutes per game. The 6’10” forward was a valuable weapon for Roy Williams off the UNC bench, as it is not easy to find talented big men like Bradley to be bench players.
While Bradley impressed when on the court, he is still a very raw talent. Due to his motor and fouls, Bradley didn’t play a ton of minutes for UNC last season. However, there were few players in the country that were able to make the impact that he did when on the court.
Last season, Bradley didn’t play over 20 minutes in a single game, which could hurt his draft stock a bit. Despite not playing a ton of minutes, he was able to total three double-doubles last season.
In the National Championship Game, Bradley surprisingly played 18 minutes against Gonzaga. While he didn’t shoot well from the field, he was able to grab seven rebounds, with two of them coming on the offensive end.
With a few picks in the second round, the Knicks will likely be in a position to draft Bradley if they choose. As an athletic power forward, Bradley could be a nice backup to Porzingis down the road. Like most second round picks, it will take some time for Bradley to grow. However, the natural gifts are certainly there.