It had been talked about for months that Malik was basically a done deal to the New York Knicks but taking the slip to 11th, happened for a reason.
“I actually thought the Knicks would take me, but nothing is disappointing about getting drafted. This has been my dream forever, and nobody ever from my town has ever been drafted, ever made it this far, so I’m just thankful to be here.”
Malik arrived in Charlotte this morning ready to get to work:
And I can’t wait for the second that he takes a photo with MKG.