GREENBURGH, N.Y. – While the Knicks wait for the LeBron Sweepstakes to officially begin July 1, they continue to work out draft prospects in hopes of laying the foundation for the future.
Former Syracuse guard Andy Rautinsand former Kansas floor generalSherron Collins were among the players who worked out Tuesday at the team’s Westchester campus.
With the news that former Knicks point guard Sergio Rodriguez will return home to Spain after signing a three-year deal with Real Madrid, the Knicks are in need of a floor general next season.
Rautins, 23, has already worked out for the Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers, as well participated in group workouts in Chicago and Minnesota.
One NBA scout said he believes the 6-foot-4 Rautins will have a solid NBA career ahead.
“He’s gotten better and better,” said the scout, who requested anonymity because he is not permitted to comment publicly on prospects. “He comes from a high-powered college basketball program at Syracuse. He was there five years. He’s really going to grow as a player.
“I think he could be a really good role player and shooter coming off the bench in the NBA.”-zagsblog