Knicks 'locked on' Barrett at No. 3

The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of two teams to have a private workout with Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland

AP The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of two teams to have a private workout with Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland

NBA Draft week is filled with rumors that never come to fruition, so take this with a grain of salt.

As Givony reports on Garland's Knicks workout, he also notes that the Timberwolves, Bulls and Celtics are all looking into potentially trading into that No. 4 spot with Garland in mind.

But the Knicks were not interested in moving down to acquire Atlanta's picks, according to the source.

If the New York Knicks stick with the No. 3 overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft, they'll likely wind up drafting Duke forward RJ Barrett.

Many NBA Draft watchers might be surprised to hear the name of Darius Garland called early Thursday night. They have an obvious need at point guard - though that shouldn't be their main focus on draft night - and have been enamored with Garland for quite some time.

Zion Williamson, Barrett's running mate at Duke, is expected to be the No.1 overall pick in the draft. He played just five total college games due to a meniscus injury, and he wasn't exactly at a high-profile school in Vanderbilt.

Rumors around the Bulls organization do not believe they will deal LaVine and the team will continue to focus building around 2017 and 2018 first-round picks Markkenen and Wendell Carter Jr.

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