Here's the prospect we NEED most.
Here's the prospect we NEED most.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]The Knicks will host their first pre-draft workout on Wednesday at the MSG Training Facility in Westchester.
New York has the 24th pick in the first round and is expected to draft a back up guard or a big man.
The group of prospects they will workout on Wednesday reflects that theory.
Here is the list of those who will workout on Wednesday with a short profile, courtesy of ESPN.com's draft coverage:
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], G: A 6-0 senior from Murray State, Canaan is a solid shooter with a good wingspan and a strong frame.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], G: A 6-4 senior from Syracuse, Triche is a high IQ player who sees the floor well and can knock down shots.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], F: The 6-7 forward is a strong, athletic scorer with good size for his position.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], F: The 6-6 power forward is Ole Miss' all-time leading rebounder and actually signed with the Baltimore Ravens to try his luck as a tight end.
A.J. Matthews, F/C: The 7-1 center played high school basketball Van Arsdale in Queens and played college hoops at Farmingdale State. His height and athleticism has caught the eye of many around the league.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ], F: The 6-10 big man is an explosive leaper and runs the floor well but lacks a polished offensive game.
Canaan is the only interesting prospect.
I wish we had the type of talent that would allow us to move up that high...I mean obviously Shump but no way we do that...I wonder if Dolan can by a pick this year, Atl. is thinking big this off season in terms of Free Agency maybe they trade us their pick for a 2nd and some cash.
But if we managed to acquire another first rd pick like Atl's 17th maybe we package 17th and 24th to grab Schroeder
Here is an article on him:
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he's 7-1 and athletic, a late-comer to basketball but also the recipient of a good deal of coaching since he took up the sport during his sophomore year of high school, and determined to reach the NBA. He might just get there, too. For the first time since anyone can remember, NBA scouts are showing up at the Farmingdale State gym, meaningfully increasing attendance at games where fans show up not in droves but smatterings. Matthews can run, dunk, block shots—the Yahoo piece tells of him dominating pick-up games at West 4th Street in New York, games that aren't easily dominated, and he spent five years playing on a Lamar Odom-sponsored AAU team.
I think he could become a dominate figure with the right coaching -- A future replacement for Chandler???
D3 basketball is pretty much very weak competition. I know some guys on the forum who can make a D3 team.
but if AJ is getting looked by scouts so he must have something.
Just concerned by players like that because the level of competition is overwhelming and vastly challenging compared to D3.
Aj Matthews is nice i seen him play D3. He already worked out with the knicks. Talented 7 footers are limited in the Nba. But like metro said ^ the level of D3 talent isnt much to brag about.
I'm really starting to like this Canaan kid. Reminds me of Shump as far as his attitude and his shot looks great.
I think we are all too optimistic about who we're gonna draft. Whyare we even highlighting players in the teens when we know they won't be there when we pick or that we have the assets to trade up?? If you have issues being real at least be realistic. Our pick will be a gamble. Period. No if and buts about it. Why not get some more picks by buying or trading down and hope that one of them will be a contributor next year. That where we aren't guys. #the facts.
We need to trade up foo'
and stop acting like every mock draft on the internet is accurate.
Players do DROP, so you never know what's going to happen in a draft unless theres a promise to a player.
Gorgui Dieng will work out for the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets before the June 27 draft.
Dieng, a 6-foot-11, 230-pound center, anchored the No. 1-ranked defense in the country during his senior year at Louisville.
The Knicks pick at No. 24 while the Nets own the 22nd selection.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]The Knicks' focus heading into the June 27 draft is upgrading at point guard or in the frontcourt.
But could North Carolina swingman [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] steal the team's attention?
Last season, the Knicks were sometimes missing a mobile shooter in half-court sets, like a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] or [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] type, who could run baseline to baseline and come off screens quickly and shoot with range. A player like that would've sparked more movement at times in the Knicks' offense, giving them a different look from downtown instead of mostly stationary setups.
Not only is Bullock one of the best shooters in the draft -- from deep and coming off midrange screens -- but he's also a skilled defender, which appeals to Mike Woodson. Last season, as a junior, the 6-foot-7, 200-pound Bullock hit 43.6 percent of his 3s and he guarded the opposing team's top perimeter scorer nearly every game, averaging 1.3 steals.
"I just try to be there on the catch and contest all shots," Bullock said after his Knicks workout on Thursday. "If I was to come in and be a Knick, I know that coach is definitely defensive-minded and I like playing defense."
Bullock has the size, experience and competitive nature to excel as a solid rotation player on the next level. His biggest area of improvement is putting the ball on the floor and making the right decision. Overall, he's compared to Spurs shooting guard [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], one of a few NBA players he studies.
"I like how [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] shoots the ball, I like how Danny Green shoots the ball, I like [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]," Bullock said. "He defends, he shoots 3s, he comes off screens, he puts the ball on the floor. I like how [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] rebounds at his position, so I just try to pick a lot of pieces from all their games and just try to be Reggie Bullock."
As of now, ESPN.com draft expert Chad Ford, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has the Pacers taking Bullock one pick before the Knicks, who have the 24th selection. Ford writes, "Bullock might be the best shooter left on the board. He's a bit one-dimensional, but he can play two different positions and should be able to play from day one."
Bullock said he has stayed in contact with former Tar Heel [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
"I know that he's wishing nothing but the best for me," Bullock said.
Anything is possible... Still think Knicks need to address PG and/or Center...
I'm not acting like Internet Draft Projections are totally accurate no more than you are proposing that NBA Draft Vids tell the whole story about a player, it's just a reference.
I mean you are right that players drop below their projected slots every year and no doubt this year will be no different, but a talented PG falling from 12-24 is a stretch...that said Ty Lawson fell and so did Jrue Holiday draft so it can happen, I just would not bank on it and if Grunny wants this kid he better be thinking about trades
At this point let's be happy the Knicks are reviewing everyone.
With that said the more I read about Mitchell though the more I like him. His playing style was reminiscent of Josh Howard last year and his measurable at the combine are similar to griffin. In some cases even better than Griffin.
The only reason he falls is that on a bad team with a weak coach you know he is going to end up a scrub. At least the Knicks have the team/coach to rein him in. Woodson arguably being Josh Smith's first coach is the only reason he didn't implode. And the dream could help him with his Post game early. Also if it works and he proves to be at least a decent starter with an inside scoring game, the Knicks can focus on getting a star PG or Center in 2015. Allowing them toignore alderidge and K. Love.
That means the Knicks can try for Irving or Hibbert or Marc Gasol 2015 all of whom would be younger.