Darius Garland says Knicks workout went well, thinks he’s in consideration at No. 3
NBA Draft prospect Darius Garland was in New York on Wednesday to take part in a workout with the Knicks. In his own words, Garlund feels that the workout went well, and he believes the Knicks have interest in selecting him with the No. 3 overall pick.
Darius Garland said his workout with the Knicks went well today. He sees himself as the best point guard in this draft and believes the Knicks have interest in him with the third pick.
— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) June 19, 2019
Whether or not the Knicks will take Garland at No. 3 overall remains to be seen, but most mock drafts have the former Vanderbilt point guard going in the top-5. Some even have him going as high as No. 3.
Whoever ends up drafting Garland will be getting a solid leader on the court. The 19-year-old Brentwood, Tennessee native has excellent court vision, and his ability to create his own shot is likely appealing to a lot of NBA teams. However, he only played in five games at Vandy after suffering a torn meniscus in his left knee, so any interested team will need to take that fact into consideration.
In his five appearances with the Commodores, Garland turned in averages of 16.2 points on 53.7 percent shooting from the field (47.8 percent from beyond the arc), 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
Although he missed quite a bit of time due to his injury, Garland still believes he is the best guard in this year’s draft:
“I humbly say this, I think I’m the best (guard) in the draft,” Garland told ESPN. “I mean, I think I can do everything that an NBA team wants me to do.
“The game is going towards a pick-and-roll and a scoring point guard situation,” Garland added. “So, I think I can do both of those really well. Just choose my spots on the floor and be able to show off the dribble.”
The 2019 NBA Draft will be held inside the Barclays Center in New York on Thursday, June 19th. ESPN will have live broadcast coverage of the event.
Let’s see if the Knicks are truly interested in Garlund’s services.