Who knows...if NY was able to buy Chicago's #30 pick (as was rumored), then maybe they would have picked up a bigger name at #17 like Singleton, hope he shines in the few minutes he gets, use him as trade bait one day.
But I'm not even sure about that...Shumpert was projected in the 25-30 range by a lot of people. If NY liked him that much, maybe he was worth the #17 pick afterall.
Personally, I think Selby is overrated. And it seems that NBA front offices agreed with me 48 times last night
When Billups inevitably gets injured next season, who on our roster will play PG?
seriously thou. I think Iman and Douglas will play well in the back court, possibly better if they played together. Rautins is still on my radar. I saw a few of his college games and he's a above average passer. But he might be trade bait. Carter is still here as well. Season is a long ways off, I'm sure changes will still be made.
Both TD and Iman are more than capable of bringing the ball up the court for halfcourt sets, and Iman looks a little better at running and finishing.
TD has trouble being a playmaker, but he's a very good outside shooter. And with his shoulder all fixed, he should be less streaky, too. So once the ball is in motion, plant him outside to stretch the floor.
Meanwhile, Shumpert can get the pick and roll started with Amare or Melo, and look for opportunities to slash to the basket because he's such an athletic finisher.
Of course, on the other end of the floor, they could potentially be one of the toughest defensive backcourts in the league.
This CBA nonsense and potential lockout really screwed the Knicks. Of course, right. Without this looming threat of a prolonged legal battle which puts next season in jeopardy.... A few more lottery picks enter the draft (Sullinger and Barnes). Just think, that's all NYK needed to get Leonard or that kid from USC. OF COURSE, the talent pool plummmeted after 16 and the Knicks were left without a chair when the music stopped.
What the Knicks front office fails to realize is that ANY shooter can be super hot or cold any given day. If all it takes is getting hot during one workout for one team to get drafted in the First Round I'm going back to college. Our picks we're the worst of the draft IMO. You guys will see. We basically got a younger, smaller Jared Jeffries. Well, at least Rautins will have a new buddy to talk to while they both ride the pine.
Last edited by KingofNy; Jun 25, 2011 at 00:45.
so to compare him to a small jeffries u msut me on an acid trip big time X 3
Let's be honest this was a **** draft for bigs...
That being said comparing him to Jeffries is ridiculous. Then again, Jeffries WAS a good player in college...
Last edited by SSj4Wingzero; Jun 25, 2011 at 08:44.
The NBA is a whole different ballgame. Chump's not going to get all those same looks 8ft and in like he did in college and don't plan on him scoring from outside that range... And when he's not scoring, Mike's not gonna play his @ss especially when we have guards that can play D and score and a hybrid PF/C (Jeffries) that can't hit the backside of a barn.
Antoni's average rotation is 7 guys, sometimes 8. You guys really think Chump is going to make the rotation? Did anyone watch him play this year? He wasn't at all dominating in college so what makes people think he's going to do anything in the NBA? I don't get it.
Another one of our biggest problems last year was spacing on the floor. This kid is going to make our spacing even worse this year because now we're sometimes going to have 2 guys on the court at the same time who can't shoot.
I don't know, maybe I'm wrong but I don't have a good feeling about this pick considering the talent that was available and we don't need another combo guard.