-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.
I wouldnt mind Jimmer but I'd prefer the kid Thompson out of Wash. He has genes on his side so I think he'd be able to help the team day 1. He just seem to fit with STAT, Melo and when we get CP3. JMHO...
The truth is that this draft is weak for big men especially NBA ready bigs. We need impact players now and not another project that is going to play in Europe for a year+. We are much more likely to find a PG or combo guard that can contribute and add depth from the draft. Our MLE(if there is one) and S&T options mid year are better suited to add a veteran big to sure up our front line.
Drafting size simply because of need over best player very often get you Thabeet instead of Harden or Steph Curry. It gets you Sam Bowie over Michael Jordan. It gets you Oden over Durant. etc. etc.
I will say it again...draft the best possible player available...period!
I want to say draft the best player available
but I feel like that is usually left for teams either A ) in full rebuilding mode
B)Elite teams with a high draft pick with no needs.
we are how ever
C) out of rebuilding mode, not yet elite, with needs.
We need size, we need a legit SG
and we need back up help
now pending on what moves we can make draft night
best player available for US, may not be best player available in the DRAFT.
Wtf is this ****? Fredette is sooooo not worth TD or Fields. Why the **ck would we trade TD or Fields for a player that doesn't play a lick of defense.
What I am saying is
Playoff teams, dont usually draft for contribution 100 percent of the time.
you dont see the hawks, magic, lakers, bulls, celtics, spurs, drafting guys who want to crack the rotation immediately.
You draft guys who can fill a small role immediately; as in shot blocking, three point shooting, or distributing.. our needs.
We arent going to get some one to start for us and be a game change; those situations happen by luck, not by draft knowledge.
while fridette may be the best player available, is he some one who is going to start over billups, or steal burn from toney douglas, or if we trade away fields and douglas for him, will he give all of the intagibles of them..who knows.
The point i was trying to make is, I would rather make a bold move on draft night, package a few players + that pick for a proven veteran to come in and make their claim quickly, as opposed to trade away proven youth, for un prove youth in an area we dont need.
yeah yeah yeah.. 240 lb kitten... boxing experience means nothing.. normally guys like you would be fetchin the jelly jar for me on the 5am breakfast call.... while i sleep....another big punk... ive spent many a time locked up and seen 240 lb kitten.. crying on the bunk.. beggin for mommy...so size means nada....
dont invite me to your private.. aight.. say whatever else you want.. but that not gonna fly....
You're like underwear...staying on my dick.
Prison swag is hilarious
I must of missed the memo
is this knicks online.com
or wanna be hoodonline.com
settle down and keep to basketball man, both trill and moneyg you are both ill posters on this site, keep the logic up man.
There is a place on any team for guys that can make 19/25 3s just ask the Miami Heat. If the Jimmer falls to 17 and we don't have to give up an asset to get him then you draft him, if you have to trade either Landry or Douglas than you better be sure the Jimmer is an NBA starter.