I'm pretty high on this Alec Burks kid...
I woud be kind of pissed if we used our 17th pick on Iman Shumpert, when there will be other players that will be gona gy the 20th to 25th pick while Iman Shumpert will msotl likely last till the beginning of the 2nd round. Iman Shumpert is a great player both on the defensive and offensive side of the ball. I hope we can buy a late 1st rounder to ealy 2nd rounder and try to draft this guy. But don't think a 17th overall pick is worth getting Iman Shumpert, when brooks, Markeiff morris, and Kenneth Faried are still around.
I'm pretty high on this Alec Burks kid...
No way Alec Burks fall to number 17..
I know that. But in the event that he does and the Knicks draft Shupert, I'll kill someone.
Shumpert should last for a while. #17 would make no sense.
But, then again, if the Knicks have good intel that someone else will snatch him up, and they think he really is that damn good, I guess go for it. That's why they drafted Landry Fields when they could have probably signed him as an undrafted FA. They didn't want to take the chance. And they were right, weren't they?
Just make sure the intel is good. Remember when the Suns fooled Isiah into thinking that they wanted Balkman, and Zeke drafted that bum at #20? Yeah, that was awesome...
according to Chad Ford of ESPN, he has him going to NY at 17th, hopefully that doesnt happen. I hope we get him with a later pick tho.
did I ****ing call it or what, idiots thats all I can ****ing say.
You said "Knicks considering"... Not once did you say "I predict". And I didn't see you mention anything in the prediction thread.
I flat out said "prepare to hear Iman Shumperts name called", and NOBODY else mentioned him.
Tis all I was saying. You don't call anything by posting a rumor. There was 1000 rumors going around.
-Chris Singleton wasn't going to get any burn playing behind Stat & Melo, anyway. And he could guard SG, but only in spurts.
-Marshon Brooks could be an exceptional NBA scorer. But everyone questions how well he'd play off the ball with Stat & Melo getting all the touches. This team could use a defensive asset more than another ball-dominating offensive weapon.
-Faried was available, but whatever. NY gets plenty of rebounding from the 3 and 4. They need rebounds and defense from the 5, and that's not Faried. Also, as with Singleton, how many rebounds will Faried get when he's on the bench behind Stat & Melo?
My only problem with this pick is that they could have gotten Shumpert later, and should have bought an additional pick later in the draft to get Shumpert. But with all the trade activity that went down, maybe no one was willing to sell a pick when they could get more in a trade from someone other than the Knicks.
When it's late in the 4th, are we going to sit Stat or Melo for Singleton's defense? No. We need their offense and rebounding. Unless we're going possession by possession in the final minute, we're not going to sub out our stars for defensive possessions.
On the other hand, Shumpert can be on the floor in crucial minutes to bother killer shooting guards or point guards. Situations where you can't trust Singleton because he's just too big to cut around tight screens to chase a quicker SG.
Face it...Singleton is a nice player, but he didn't fit our needs as well as Shumpert. Get over it.
I like the Shumpert pick. He's a versatile defender and the one knock being he couldn't shoot it. Apparently Donnie saw him stroking the jimmy in workouts and felt his shot mechanics were fine as it was and he can indeed play both sides of the ball. And he's an athletic beast! I like this pick alot. Can't wait to use him in 2k12..
Last edited by StEpHoN_mArBuRy; Jun 24, 2011 at 02:28.
Do you remember last season? Remember what % teams were getting from the perimeter? I know nothing about this guy, however if he is an accomplished perimeter defender then I much prefer that to another offensive player. Realistically, considering a backup scorer in case Anthony, Stoudamire, and Billups aren't hitting them is not a priority. Dallas won the Championship with 2 main contributors on offence (Nowitzki and Terry) Miami rely on James and Wade; That's how it works. Knicks also have Douglas and Shawne who can shoot. Our problem at the mo is not allowing opponents to score more than we do. Our offence was one of the best in the league last season.