New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Westchester guard Jimmer Fredette (2nd team) and center Jordan Bachynski (3rd team & all-defense) have earned all D-League honors. It will be interesting to see where Fredette, a former 1st round pick, ends up next season. He signed a 10-day deal with the Knicks in 2015-16 that was not renewed.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is trying to take an even-keel approach to things while the Knicks search for a coach. "Until they have something that's when I'm going to have something," he said in an interview Thursday at an event to promote Gillette Clinical Clear Gel. "Honestly I try to step away from it for a minute, just clear my head, not even think about that part of it right now. I find myself being able to cope better when I do do that. instead of thinking so much about it, being emotional about it. I try to distance myself from it." It's similar to Anthony's approach in pressure situations. "Just try to stay mellow, man."

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Round 2: Bell best fit for Jets at 51

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think New York should draft S Vonn Bell, who is arguably the best coverage safety in this class. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)

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Hackenberg best fit for Giants at 40

Our Insiders take a look at how tonight's Round 2 should play out if every team was drafting purely for best fit. They think New York should draft QB Christian Hackenberg, who could be slowly groomed to eventually replace Eli Manning. Round 2 best fits mock draft (Insider)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony explains why he believes he's a better scorer than Steph Curry and LeBron James: "As an athlete, as a competitor, you're not going to say no," he said on The Dan Patrick Show. "I always have that mindset. When it comes to being on that court, I don't think anybody is better. That's my mindset." Most elite athletes have a similar mindset, so it shouldn't really surprise anyone that Anthony thinks this way. This mentality also explains why some retired players think their teams can beat the 2015-16 Warriors. Which is why we really shouldn't be shocked by it.

Kiper questions Giants’ Apple pick

True, New York needed a cornerback, but the one selected with the No. 10 overall pick – Eli Apple of Ohio State – falls short in terms of value, since other cornerbacks were rated higher. Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

When first-round pick Darron Lee (Ohio State) becomes a starter for the Jets at inside linebacker, he'll line up alongside veteran David Harris, a proud Michigan alum. Inside LBs coach Mike Caldwell pointed that out to Lee soon after he was picked. "That's all water under the bridge," Lee said with a laugh. "I didn't play when he was playing so we can put all that rivalry stuff behind us. It'll be all about helping us win games."

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Jets pick LB Darron Lee in first round

It's always about defense in the first round with the New York Jets, who selected Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee with the 20th pick.

Thumbs up or down: Darron Lee

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Thumbs up or down: Eli Apple

The Ohio State cornerback might have been a bit of a reach at No. 10 overall, but the Giants' preferred options were off the board. Was it the correct move? Dan Graziano answers

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets GM Mike Maccagnan (left) said they talked to teams about trading up. Sounds like they were worried about the Bills taking LB Darron Leev at 19, but the Bills picked DE Shaq Lawson. The Jets stayed at 20 and got their man.

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