The New York Knicks had a chance to give Chris Duarte a draft promise at No. 19 before he had conducted any personal workouts. The Knicks declined and he was eventually selected at No. 13 by the Indiana Pacers.
Duarte has had an excellent rookie season.
“By the time Duarte started doing workouts, it was over,’’ one NBA source said. “He wasn’t lasting until 19."
The Knicks owned four picks: Nos. 19, 21, 32 and 58.