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SportReport: Ja Morant to meet with Knicks

05:30  13 june  2019
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The Knicks met with Morant on Wednesday here at the NBA Combine, a meeting that Morant said went "great." "I learned a lot about them and they learned a But according to reports , the Memphis Grizzlies are zeroing in on drafting Morant with the second pick. Ja Morant is projected a top-three

Murray State point guard Ja Morant speaks to the media about meeting with several teams at the 2019 NBA Draft Combine and talks about what he needs to work

Report: Ja Morant to meet with Knicks© David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

While top prospect Ja Morant remains the favorite to be selected No. 2 overall by the Grizzlies, he’s apparently taking no chances, as Jordan Schultz of ESPN reports that the 19-year-old Murray State product will meet with the Knicks in New York City on Thursday.

Morant, who recently underwent a preventative surgical procedure on his right knee, also met with the Grizzlies over the weekend. His two reported meetings fit with his projected draft position, as virtually nobody believes Morant will last past the Knicks’ pick at No. 3.

One of the reasons that Morant could feel that Memphis is not a sure thing may be a recent rumor that the Grizzlies are looking harder at other options with the No. 2 pick, primarily sparked by the team’s unsuccessful attempt(s) in trying to get RJ Barrett to come to Memphis for a private workout.

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