Jun/24/13 08:28 AM
The Knicks took a break from hosting pre-draft workouts on Wednesday to put on a free-agent minicamp, which goes through Thursday. It's organized to evaluate younger players who have recently finished a season in the D-League or overseas and are looking for a minimum-level contract in the NBA.
While the pre-draft workouts focus on more individual testing, drills and 1-on-1 and 3-on-3 play, the minicamp, because of the larger group of players, feature more competitive drills and 5-on-5 scrimmaging.
According to several league sources most were point guards or big men, two key needs for the Knicks looking ahead to the draft and free agency.
Malcolm Grant (6-1, 188; University of Miami; undrafted in 2012): The Brooklyn native is known for his handle and 3-point shooting, as well as his New York-style toughness and confidence. After playing in Cyprus, he suited up this past season in Australia, averaging 9.6 points and 2.3 assists per game.