The Knicks held a couple of workouts this past Friday. Kevin Love was among the participants:
His other strengths are great hands, an excellent mid-range game and rebounding skills (he average 10.6 a game at UCLA).
But he was most pleased Friday with his ability to showcase the other aspects of his game, faring well in drills emphasizing speed and quickness while competing against athletic big men such as Syracuse's Donte Green, Ohio State's Kostas Koufas and LSU's Anthony Randolph.
Love's ability to throw outlet passes is a good fit for Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni's run-and-gun offensive system, even if there are questions about how well the other parts of his game fit.
Texas’ D.J. Augustin and UCLA’s Kevin Love headlined a group of six players that took part in the Knicks’ pre-draft group workout in Greenburgh on Friday. The Knicks also held a solo session with 19-year-old Italian forward Danilo Gallinari to end the day.
Friday’s workouts marked a stark contrast to the Knicks’ draft approach earlier in the week, when they held three separate sessions for combo guards. The Knicks evaluated Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless and Indiana’s Eric Gordon on Tuesday, before taking a look at O.J. Mayo on Thursday.
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