Knicks draft Greek player, await free agency
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP)
The Knicks used the 48th pick on Kostas Papanikolaou, a member of the Greek national team who was the MVP of the Euroleague championship game after leading Olympiacos to the title. The 6-foot-8 forward is under contract in Europe, and Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald says the team will evaluate him next season before determining when to bring him over.
Without a first-round pick after trading it to Houston for Tracy McGrady in 2010, Grunwald says Thursday the focus is on free agency that starts Sunday.