Which young player/s would you want on our team?
In light of our rebuilding mode (or should I say swift rebuilding mode since this is New York), which promising young players (max of 3 years pro) would be great for a young New York Knicks team next year (I'm saying "young" because I'm really hoping our roster starts fresh and builds a core of young players especially with the draft)? My picks would be Josh Smith and/or Emeka Okafor. I think Josh Smith is a Shawn Marion in the making. He might even end being better than The Matrix. And Emeka Okafor could soon be a reliable defensive presence and rebounder for the Knicks.
What do you guys think? Which young player/s (as much as possible players max 3 years pro) would you want to acquire who you think would fit well in the Knicks' future. Let's try to be a little realistic and avoid other teams' franchise players like Howard, Roy, etc. Whether or not teams will actually take in our current players or future draft picks for a trade to occur isn't that significant for this thread but can be noted. I'm just trying to foresee an ideal Knicks team for next year, especially one with either Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose on.
I'd actually like them to play..
Some of the young guys they have. Chandler is getting run. Think he has shown he has a chance to be a very solid 3. If Curry is here, then Zach would have to Go. Lee surely is a better compliment for Curry than Zach, and Lee plays and never complains about getting, or not getting the ball. He just shows up.
In the event that Marbury is not traded, or bought out, and Curry stays, I'd love to see Mayo, or Eric Gordon To man the sg Spot. For that to happen, Crawford has too and should go (regardless if this pipe dream happens or not)
In the event that Curry is traded and Zach isn't, Marbury is bought out or traded, Then I'd have to hope for Rose, or Augustine, or Bayless (if he comes out) and hope a player like Robyn Lopez is around next pick for defensive purposes. Or in a bigger pipe dream, Jevale Mcgee. Either would compliment the frontcourt with Zach and won't demond the ball, but have decent games offensively as well (Mcgee could become a flat out star)
Just rather think about our draft possibilities and ways we can continue to develop our young players.