The New York Knicks will host Darius Garland for a last-minute workout Wednesday as the team seriously considers selecting him with the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft, a source told ESPN's Jonathan Givony.
Garland, 19, is widely projected to be drafted between picks five and seven. With the New Orleans Pelicans all but guaranteed to take Zion Williamson at No. 1 and the Memphis Grizzlies expected to pick Ja Morant at No. 2, the Knicks' selection of Garland would likely bump RJ Barrett out of the top three.
An explosive point guard, Garland was limited to just five games during his lone college season at Vanderbilt. The Chicago Bulls, who currently hold the No. 7 pick, the Minnesota Timberwolves (No. 11), and the Boston Celtics (three first-round picks) are looking to potentially trade up to select Garland, Givony reports.
This year marks just the second time since 1987 that the Knicks have held a top-five pick in the NBA draft.