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Report: Possible lottery pick Gary Harris of Michigan State to declare for draft


I don’t have a lot of rules I like to see teams follow in the draft, but there is one I do like:

Take the guys that can shoot the rock. They almost always can find a place in the league.

Which means teams should take Gary Harris on Michigan State, who as expected is going to declare the for draft, reports Jeff Goodman of ESPN.

This past season he carried an injury riddled Spartan team scoring 16.7 points a game and shooting 35 percent from three (it was 42 percent from three as a freshman when defenses were not focused on him, he can shoot). He’s got good size for an NBA two guard — 6’5” and 210 pounds, plus he’s a good athlete.

PBT’s draft expert Ed Isaacoson of and Rotoworld added that Harris has a great feel for the game on both ends — he’s a good defender now with the potential to become great.

There had been questions about how he would adapt to the NBA level but he seemed to answer those this season.

He’s expected to be picked in the teens, late lottery or just after. In the right situation he could make a real impact as a rookie.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.