Why not trade Marbury? And I don't see why we should draft a PG playing 10 minutes at most behind Marbury if he isn't traded. What I want is Marbury gone for picks and an expiring contract, and I want Crawford at the 1 and Houston at the2. Houston had (from January until in October when training camp begins. I think he'll be okay. He thinks so too. Seeing a 6'5 and 190 pound Crawford AGAIN playing SG is devastating.Originally Posted by portega1968
I'm more worried about effectiveness than his height. Taft is strong at 260 and has a pretty good wingspan. He's not severly underszed at 6'10. He played center at college and he's used to it. Nazr was 6'10, he didn't have a whole bunch of problems with height. Vazquez is 6'10 with a jumpshot and shotblocking ability. That seems to be it. Many scouts question his upside in fact, a poor man's Marcus Camby is what I'm hearing from him. I like Camby a lot, but a poor man's Camby with my 8th pick is not what I want. He's also 22 years old and still has no post game at all. Effectiveness is the most important thing to worry about...not really height. Ben Wallace is 6'9 and he deals with the center position quite well. On the other hand, Splitter is rail thin at 7 feet and gets manhandled by cats in Europe...imagine what will happen playing over here! He's a natural PF and we're taking him out of his natural position at such a young age (I think 18 or 19). Martynas is a project, but Aguirre can turn him into a MONSTER. He's 7'2 has good athleticism a good jumpshot and on top of that, he's pretty quick. He;s very raw, but Martynas is a project. Once Aguirre gets a hold of him, we could be looking at the most dominant centers since Shaq left (all jokes aside. No I'm not high either ) Also he's been playing with Sabonis one of the international greats in the NBA. There is also a chance Ewing can come to New York and if he gets a hold of Martynas too, it can be something serious. Once he gets some muscle and polishes some skills (plus learn some too) we can be looking at a real great player.
You don't build a team on potential or upside, you build a team by balancing it and by accomodating your needs. The Knicks need a center the most and a PG the least. While Felton and Williams are very solid PG's, we simply don't need them and we will be stunting their growth as they ride the bench in New York. I don't see why we should get a PG unless it's in the second round.