-Long time viewer, haven't posted in forever-
I would be absolutely thrilled if the Knicks drafted Jimmer or traded up to draft him.
I really don't understand the detest for this kid aka this year's most prolific player in college bball. Besides tIf you've followed his youtube segments (youtube.com/followjimmer) its pretty clear to see that he's got everything you look for in an athlete coming to NY. In terms of character, he reminds of Mark Sanchez - humble, polite and understands what it takes to win.
This fanbase is confusing - you guys talk about defense like its finding a d*mn blood diamond. It's not this elusive pursuit - its about effort and it can be taught. Jimmer isn't a scrub defensively either, he averaged over 1 steal / game last season. For any deficency in his D, I believe that he's going to put in all the extra-hours it takes to be elite. Last night, I was watching the Tom Brady "Year of the Quarterback" and all his father/him kept saying is that all the teams that passed on him throughout those rounds underestimated his heart. His dedication to getting better and perfectly his craft.
I've watched sports long enough to know that heart/intangibles matter. Dirk, Kidd, Terry vs. Wade, Lebron, Bosh. That is the most recent example of heart over talent. Plus, with Billups coming back from another year - any PG we draft is going to have an outstanding mentor.