The Knicks have two great young backcourt bench-players in TD & Fields....
Billups need a veteran NBA guard (RIP) to start in the backcourt with him.
The Shumpert draft took us backards (Fields) 2011
The Gallo draft took us backwards (Chandler) 2008
The Balkman draft took us backwards (Ariza) 2006
Ariza/ W.Chandler/ and Fields were all 28 mpg decent offense/
defense peformance players in their rookie season.
How is a team going to grow when the dum-dum G.M. have a habit
of selecting the same-position player in back to back season drafts???
Another player who probably waited longer than he should have was defensive specialist Chris Singleton of Florida State. Singleton was selected 18th overall by the Washington Wizards and his talents will go a long way to improve an awful Wizards defense.
The surprise with Singleton was in the fact that the New York Knicks had the chance to take him just before Washington and they, instead, went with Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert. Like the Wizards, the Knicks were targeting defense and even though Shumpert is a terrific perimeter defender, he isn't as versatile as Singleton who showed he was capable of guarding nearly every position on the floor this college season.
By not taking Singleton at No.17, it appears that New York missed in this year's draft.