Your Knick's Draft Strategy?
If you were Isiah Thomas and Larry Brown (assuming they're still here by then), what would you be looking to do with our draft alternatives?
IMO, one alternative would be to try to land another pick through a trade (Minny, Boston, Raps or Sonics) and then look to pull a Mike Ditka and trade the three first-round picks for one of the top 3 picks and land either Tyrus Thomas, Adam Morrison or Rudy Gay. I would look to get Eddie Griffin and Marko Jaric from the Wolves, Paul Pierce from the Celts, Mike James from the Raps or Rashard Lewis/Chris Wilcox from Seattle.
On the other hand, if we don't move up on the board, Colorado's SG Richard Roby (KMart's half-brother) and UConn's PF Josh Boone would be my picks, if they're still available. Roby is being compared to Allan Houston while Boone is a defensive presence down low.
In terms of surprise second-rounders that we may venture grabbing with that San Antonio pick: Sun Yue, a 6'9" SG from China looks tempting, as well as Marquette's Steve Novak and Texas's Daniel Gibson.
Opinions? Can't wait for draft day (or July free agency, or pre-season, or November, or... ya'll get the drift!!!)
Knicks Draft Strategy - What they should do
Many are upset over Isiah not protecting the 1st round pick that he traded to Chicago as part of the Eddy Curry trade. However, I have to pioint out that there are no real lock picks in this draft. There are some good players, but there is no Lebron or Carmello or Tim Duncan. Sure there will be a surprise or two, but no locks going in. So in this case I am not sure that it hurts that the Knicks don't have the number three pick. The Knicks have the 24th and 29th picksof the first round.
If you look at this draft you will see that while there are no lock picks in the top of the draft, this is a deep draft, there are a lot of players that look good in the 2nd fifiteen picks in the draft as there are in the top 15. Sure the top 5 are probably stronger than the rest, but once you get past those top 5 in no particular order (Tyrus Thomas, Rudy Gay, Lamarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Brandon Roy, Andrea Bargnani) there are a lot of players that look like good prospects after that. Among the players that might be around when the Knicks make there 24th and 29th picks (assuming they do not trade up) are;Hilton Armstrong C - U Conn, Jordon Farmer PG - UCLA, Dee Brown G - Illionois, Paul Davis C - Michgan State, Paul Millsap PF - Louisian Tech, Maurice Ager SG - Michigan State. Thabo Selosha SG - SF from Italy, also Nick Fazekas 6 11 - UN Reno.
Re: Knicks Draft Strategy - What they should do
The Knicks do not need to draft anymore PG's! So guys like Farmer and Brown can be passed on! They need help on the boards and they need a big who can shoot well from 18 feet. This draft is stocked at that, guys like Novak and Fazekas.
But I have to disagree with your opinion slightly! Lemarcus Aldridge is a BEAST and he should be the First Overall Pick in this draft, unless Portland gets it, then they should draft the local boy Morrison cause he will help put people in the seats and he can play immediately and be successful.
The Top Players in this Draft in my opinion:
Aldridge, Thomas, Gay, Williams