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Eventhough we don't currently own a pick, rumors are swirling that Jackson will get a 2nd rounder and maybe even a 1st round pick.
We would most likely draft in late 1st round and 2nd round. Here are some prospects to keep an eye on:
P.J Hairston- Strong athletic SG/SF with potential to develop a nice consistent jumper. He has already worked out for the Knicks which led to speculation that the Knicks will make moves to get a 1st round pick...possibly for Hairston. Played in the D league last season due to dropping out of NCAA for some stupid illegal issues (drove rented cars)
Isaiah Austin- Big lanky 7'1 Center from Baylor that is known for rim protection, rebounding, and offensive upside. Has the tools to develop into a two way center like Roy Hibbert but lacks the strength (needs to add weight). Can take the ball off the dribble and has a running hook shot with both hands, very versatile big man. Could be a sleeper pick late 1st or early 2nd round. weaknesses: lacks aggressiveness but when he is, he excels.
Patric Young- Strong PF/C from Florida capable of playing spot minutes at the 5- has an NBA ready body and is a bruiser type that we need..strengths: Strength and chiseled frame, quickness and athleticism, developed finishing moves and jump-hooks with both hands, great all-around defender. Weaknesses: raw and needs to work on rebounding...
Jusuf Nurkic- Bruising Center at 6'11 280 pounds reminds me of a Nikola Pecuvic...
Bogdan Bogdanovic- Very versatile SG that can play multiple positions at 6'6- could be a sleeper manu ginobili type...
Point Guards- Tyler Ennis (1st round), Shabazz Napier (1st round), Semaj Christon (early 2nd round), Jehii Carson (early 2nd round)...etc. Many point guards in the draft to choose from?
Who do you think we should pick for 1st round and 2nd round assuming Jackson gets these picks via trade or payment?
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha....Chief is gonna be MIND BLOWN....BLOW YOUR MIND!!!!!• With the Knicks' first-round pick residing with the Magic (from the Anthony trade with Denver), Phil Jackson is eager to buy his way into the bottom of the first round (which would cost James Dolan a mere $3.2 million). Jackson's targets: Tyler Ennis or P.J. Hairston.
PG (Louisville - Senior)
23.1 years old | 6'1" | 160 lbs
PG (Nevada - Senior)
22.9 years old | 6'1" | 193 lbs
PG (Arizona State - Sophomore)
21.8 years old | 5'11" | 180 lbs
Of the three in the second round, prefer Burton...
While Deonte may not be a prototypical floor general or a well-rounded guard, he's a dangerous play maker due to his ability to attack the basket... His speed, strength and leaping ability will help him knife through opposing defenders, and it will also help him apply some defensive pressure of his own... He is someone who could contribute early and eventually take over as a starter in two to three years...
I mean come on what are we saying if...we draft Hairston when we have...
Chumpert(won't fill potential...I never was high on him to begin with)
This would indicate we should have traded Chumpert during the season while Phil was shot calling stealth mode.
This would indicate Grunwald did us a major disservice signing Smith to a long term deal adding to 2015 salary.
This would indicate Hardaway is not viewed as a multifaceted guard in this organization's eyes.
I mean look at our point guard problem is there any team in the league with a worse point guard situation than us?
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Frank Isola says it is possible CLE trades #1 pick to NY in a S&T for 'Melo... If Lebron willing to return to CLE, then Anthony is on board.
For NYK... Parker or Wiggin + lottery pick ad max player next year... pus team in great position to recruit Fisher's pal (Kevin Durant).
1) Why was/is CLE silent on K-Love trade talk?
2) Embid hut, Parker overweight an tanks workout.
3) Melo ad Lebron pals
4) CLE has Irving + young players + cap space
5) Melo an LJ have limited options this summer
6) Not crazy to think Lebron wans to repair image and return to CLE (especially since Irving-Melo > Bosh-Wade
Do the math here... Certainly possible. Not outlandish
No way Lebron goes back to Cleveland, LBJ has his pick of any team in the league so why would he go back to a team with Dan Gilbert. Gilbert burnt his bridge with Lebron and Lebron is not building another one. You have to start with Lebron returning to Cleveland before Melo would even think about going there.
Isola is full of crap.
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Lebron's wife just tweeted out: "Home Sweet Home!! The countdown is real."
They are going home for a summer vacation. They still have strong ties to that community, and family trumps 1 public spat with Gilbert.
In 2012, Lebron said he would love to play for CLE fans again.
We don't know how mad LJ is at Gilbert - time will tell - and I agree that I would think he would never play for him. But Lebron is shrewd enough to realize how immortal he would become if the King returned home and won title. Also doesn't hurt that Melo and Irving are better than Wade-Bosh
If Carmelo chooses Houston, it will have to be a S&T but they don't have the equivalent match... Either the Knicks take back Lin or Asik, then it will then cement either Felton or Tyson trade, most likely draft day... If there is a trade w/ Houston guarantee P.J. will target Parsons (S&T) if he is still on the Rockets roster... With any trade the Rockets will have to anti up draft picks and we could be rewarded with the 25th this year and 2016 1st Rd...
It is starting to look like Shumpert could be heading either one of two destinations: Phoenix or OKC, this would give us a second 1st round if Melo goes to Houston... I seriously doubt P.J. can afford not to make this move happen...
As for buying 1st round picks forget about it, if they purchase any selections they will target the 76ers 2nd round picks...
With the sale of the Bucks organization, is there still a disconnect with Larry Sanders in Milwaukee??? If so, the Knicks front office should figure a way to work a deal to acquire Sanders... Possibly moving Andrea Bargnani's expiring contract for Sanders works out on paper, dollars...
Figure the Mavericks could fork over a couple 2nd rounds for Tyson Chandler (2014 & 2015)...
All in all, Phil Jackson needs to make some moves now and not wait to 2015, especially since it seems Anthony is NOT returning...
By chance if those rumors have any validity to Melo to Cavs and we acquire the #1 overall, could see P.J. trading down for both 76ers 1st round selections (#3 & #10) could double dip and acquire either (Parker, Wiggins or Exum) then with the other pick target (Harris, Randle or Gordon)... <<<< Would make for an interesting season if we could acquire something like that and still have a 3rd 1st round with a Shumpert trade...
It's because Lebron runs summer caps and charity in Akron during the summer and his family vacations there this time of the year.
It seems Knick fans are too concerned if Melo is going to be taking care of and in a winning situation regardless if he signs here.
I don't care about either douchebag to be honest. These hypothetical mythical stories are for the gullies