Phil Jackson on Knicks' 2nd-rounder Cleanthony Early: 'he's still green'
Early, 23, scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds over the Knicks' first two summer league contests before sitting out the third with a sprained ankle. He is expected to suit up on Thursday against a D-League select team.
“He still hasn’t shown he wants to put the ball on the floor,’’ one NBA scout told The Post. “But his defense is good. He plays hard.’’
New York also selected Greek small forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in the second-round and did not have a first-round pick in this year's draft.
The Knicks won 37 games and missed the playoffs last season.
- Chris Johnson