Harris Chooses Agent, Will Work Out for Knicks

Tobias Harris, the 6-foot-7 small forward out of Dix Hills, N.Y., has signed with an agent and is about to embark upon a series of workouts with NBA teams, including the Knicks.

According to his father, Torrel, Harris signed with Henry Thomas of Creative Artists Agency, who counts Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat among his half dozen clients.

Harris is due to begin workouts today (Friday), and is tentatively slated to work out for Knicks brass June 3. The Knicks hold the No. 17 pick in the June 23 NBA Draft and will reportedly work out shooting guard Jimmer Fredette of BYU June 2.

DraftExpress.com currently projects power forward Kenneth Faried to go to the Knicks at No. 17, with Harris falling to the Washington Wizards at No. 18 and Fredette landing with the Charlotte Bobcats at No. 19.

Harris excelled at the Chicaco Predraft Camp earlier this month, with ESPN’s Chad Ford tweeting that he was among a group of small forwards who “looked really good” on May 20.

Harris has lost 13 pounds since the end of the college season as a result of a diet and workouts with speed, agility and strength and conditioning coach Britton Kelly. He has also worked out with NBA great George Gervin, a family friend, and John Lucas.

Harris averaged 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in his only year at Tennessee. He was a USBWA Freshman All-America second-team selection and was named to the All-SEC second-team as well as the SEC All-Freshman team.

“He’s played terrifically,” former Tennesssee coach Bruce Pearl said during the season. “He has played great down the stretch. He’s a professional at a very, very young age because of his discipline, his toughness, his mental focus, his preparation.”

NO WORD ON WALSH

Knicks president Donnie Walsh and head coach Mike D’Antoni have not addressed the media since the team was swept by the Boston Celtics on April 24.

Since then the Celtics have announced a new five-year deal for head coach Doc Rivers, and the Lakers have reportedly agreed to terms with Mike Brown to become their new coach.

D’Antoni is under contract for the fourth and final year of his contract, but Walsh is not signed past June 30.

Asked by The New York Times if there were any plans for an announcement on Walsh’s future, a team spokesman said, “We have nothing planned right now.”

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110 comments
Nicolas Grant
Nicolas Grant

Great move by the Knicks organization. I really cant see Phil working with Steve Mills. Dolan must need his spies around like Herb on the bench. Either way. Welcome home Phil. " Let the new era begin"

nixredux
nixredux

@melostat

He was eating alone. Like he was depressed. He took a couple of pictures for some tourists, but had no entourage with him, and left as quickly as he arrived. Dude's got a fast metabolism.

Btw, he had his pro camera with him

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

For anybody who thinks Baldy will be here next season. Phil will not have the time to teach a coach especially a slow one like woody. He will hire someone who is already familiar with his type of ball. NEW COACH coming next season THANK THE LORD! 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Lupica really is trolling...his love for Larry Brown blinds the good move dolan did today.

nixredux
nixredux

I think Ty Chan leads the league in getting sick. I saw him at Shake Shack last year and he ate like half the menu. Maybe he gets a lot of food poisoning. Idk

nixredux
nixredux

Great interview Clyde with Phil. Sounds likeTyson Chandler is defiantly out. Phil called him old.

Olbap Azralag
Olbap Azralag

i don't know how long this will last but at least I can exhale now that there is an adult in the house. 


MeloStat301
MeloStat301

So Irving azoff, is not CAA...but his son Jeffrey azoff is a manager under CAA.


Azoff has a company azoff msg entertainment...for the conspiracy theorists....whats the story here??

nixredux
nixredux

@biggie

That's because most drafted rookies come out of school after 1-3 years max. They still lack fundamentals.

Did anyone catch the part there Phil said he thought he could only win one ring with Ewing and 2-3 with MJ? Sorry Ewing!

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Thoughts on Dolan at the presser; "cocaine is one hell of a drug"

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Honestly...What I'm really excited about??  THJR and SHUMP development under Phil Jackson...should be fun to watch.


Shump needs his confidence back though...

rgm891
rgm891

I love how he focuses on the little things.  He makes it sound so simple.  Fundamentals, see the ball see your man, communication, roles, and selling the team on a common goal.  Incredible.  Making things not so complicated.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone      

Phil said he's been watching the team since Tyson got hurt in November to see how they recovered. .... Hoping they end on a high note.



Wow...Phil watched this train wreck and still wants to come on board..."The champ is here!!!!!" 

nixredux
nixredux

Steve Mills supposedly has "contacts" and a Rolodex full of GlenGary leads. But he's more than likely Dolans eyes and ears and Phil's secretary.

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

"The champ is here!!!!"...drums...."the champ is here!!!"...drums..."the champ is here!!!!"

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

Al Iannazzone@Al_Iannazzone       

Phil on Melo: "I have no problem committing in saying Carmelo is in the future plans."


Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone      

Phil says there's "no doubt" Knicks can build around Carmelo; believes he can take his game to another level.


Al Iannazzone@Al_Iannazzone       

Phil continued to praise Melo, points to his play on the Olympics, says he's proven he can play a role.

nixredux
nixredux

@lobcity

You're right about that. Dolan the sloucher only perks up when talking about anyone having to do with his beloved Eagles. Or maybe he took a quick bump?

newyorker9
newyorker9

let the Phil Jackson ERA begin!!

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

I just can not believe it took Protesters & Death Threats for JDolan to realize that the shiit he was slinging been 'stepped on' too many times to count.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

Phil said "Get players to love each other." Wow! So fvckin cool! We gonna get us a championship!!

lobcity1
lobcity1

Jim Dolan is a clown. He doesn't give a F about Phil coming here that fat slob.

nixredux
nixredux

I couldn't stop staring at Jim Dolan' Rolex watch. Prolly cost more than my house.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

PJ talked about demanding the team get back to fundamentals:

moving their feet

passing


You better be listening Baldy!

nixredux
nixredux

Lol! Isola raised his hand during the Q&A and they shut him down

Seth Nadler
Seth Nadler

Dolan actually going to be on Kay at 4 pm, that has got to be a first, maybe things are really changing, we fans deserve answers..

KnickelusKnickleby
KnickelusKnickleby

Dolan publicly said " I don't know shvt about running a basketball team " 

therefore that was our plight

we'll be turning the corner finally 

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@nixredux Eating a lot of crap food, after basically having a clean diet like top athletes have (Raymond felton the exception) can do HAVOC to your body...its beneficial at times...but you'd feel down...kinda like the flu..lol.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@carl hill  He won't bring back Woodson. 

This year's record alone calls for Baldy to go. Phil would never risk another season like this one!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie  Woody is out after the season. 

Phil CANNOT and WILL NOT risk another season like this one.

HypoCrit_calNYKfans
HypoCrit_calNYKfans

@Biggie   


Big playa, Either your "smoking" or your "joking." 

Please tell us man, because you are starting to scare us!

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@Biggie  Even THjr stated in an interview that he has to get used to the NBA speed. So those college players think it's smooth sailing til they actually experience the difference.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@lobcity  Let's be fair. He let ego go and begged Phil to come here. He deserves some credit.

knickgirl35
knickgirl35

@MeloStat301 @rgm891  The average coach overthinks and confuses his players. That's why most of them are losers. Phil knows how to simplify!

rgm891
rgm891

@firebaldy @rgm891  Defensive balance, a system offense, boxing out.  This guy is the absolute man.  I love how he focuses on making everyone play as a team.  I can't wait to watch an offense that isn't iso heavy.  Movement without the ball.  Making the right decision, constantly knowing what your teammates are thinking.  Just trusting one another.  Just a win win for us.

Vaughn Allen
Vaughn Allen

@carl hill @Vaughn Allen  That was really my point. The Knicks in Dec. Stunk.. And I remember Dolan had a meeting with the team telling them this was the team and change wasn't coming... Which we all knew was the 52 fake-out.


According to todays interview.. Seems he asked Phil to coach these guys...while BALDY was losing his religion..Phil said HELL2 the Nah.. Fast forward  a piss poor January, February, and MSG stocks began to plunge. With the teams value sinking Dolan was desperate...Which is why he told Phil Hell just pick a position within the organization.  As Dolan says I cant raise prices right now cause we sucked...but 2015 huh!!!