Well there's a 3.5% shot at the number one pick, but hey its better than nothing
Well there's a 3.5% shot at the number one pick, but hey its better than nothing
remember way back when we were battling the bucks, to have a higher pick... well theres our number one pick, with milwaukee.
Yea it's too bad we couldn't get higher than 8. ESPN seems to think that the Knicks will select Chris Taft out of Pittsburg.
Gerald Green is the truth if Isiah doesnt draft him and hes available it would be the biggest mistake this franchise has made in the past 5 years....and with this franchise that says alot
keep : marbury,crawford,ariza,jyd,rose,houston(will die here)
try and get:k. brown,d.stoudmire,l odom
Oh how I whish we could pull off that deal with Seattle!!! Ray Allen a Knick would be something!! I Don't think Kwame is a 5 and I think he really will excel if the Knicks got him and put him at the 4! I would still try to go after Miles from Portland and play him at the 2/3. Start him at the 2 and move him to the 3 when/if Crawford plays. I think Z will come to the knicks, he just bought a house in NY, but I think his stay with Cleveland will hinge on what the new front office does and makes public about their plans on keeping James. So, I would go after Deron Williams if he falls to 8, I know he is projected higher but I have a gut feeling that the big guys are going to dominate the top half of the draft. I'm not sure what big guy would help the knicks.. Chris Taft.. I see a future Wilcox here. Channing Frye ... 7'1" and around 235-240... Not the fixture in the middle that I would hope for.. Johan Petro.. If we can get him at 30 I would consider it but I would take him with my second round pick with out a doubt but I don't think he would fall that far. I don't think he will fall to 30, these day big guys are worth their weight in gold. I would try to trade for the big guy and draft a 1 or a 2. I would consider Antoine Wright with the pick. He has potential and might be that diamond in the rough! He is very athletic, drives to the basket. I would try to get the big guy through trade.Originally Posted by NYKnicks15
Another 6'8" forward to go along with KT, Junkyard, Rose, Sweets, Taylor, and Ariza... We need to get some size at the 4,5 and we need someone at the 2 who will drive to the basket and defend the position. I think Antoine Wright is the way to go. He will address a much sought after solution at the guard; someone who will take it to the rim! I think the should address size via trades.Originally Posted by pbjb14
u want someone who will take it to the rim? and u think green isnt the answer? Lets be real theres no gaurantee big man talent after andrew bogut so why not fill the other position we have a void at isiah wanted a swingman and a big man trade for a big man like Zydrunas Ilgauskus or someone and draft greenOriginally Posted by hometheaterguy
how nasty would this lineup be
and then green filling in when ariza sits at sf and at sg when crawford sits
Marvin Williams to Atlanta
NBADraft.net received word late Thursday that Atlanta will likely use their (recently won in lottery) second pick in the draft on Marvin Williams and not Chris Paul as first thought. Though the team already has Josh Smith and Josh Childress, and has more of a need for PG, the team feels Williams is by far the best prospect available.
The second part to this is that they have a plan in place to add a PG later in the first round. Atlanta would like to grab Jarrett Jack in the late first round area. A trade involving the Supersonics pick at 25 has been discussed. The Hawks would give up their 31st pick, the first in the second round, plus big guard Boris Diaw, who's skills are being wasted on a team that lacks scorers. The Hawks feel they could get Jack at 25, as teams in the mid first round have not showed him much interest.
The trade makes sense for both teams, as Seattle would add a passing guard who would fit in very well with Luke Ridnour and Ray Allen.
Channing Frye to Golden State
A couple weeks back, NBADraft.net received a tip that Channing Frye had a promise in the top 10. The likely team has recently been identified as Golden State. And while Frye would be a bit of a reach at 9, he's a bigman with touch and the size to play center.
There are obviously players with more upside that will be available at 9, but Golden State wants to continue on their upward swing as soon as possible (ie playoffs). Frye should be able to contribute as much right away as any big man in the draft not named Andrew Bogut. And with just Adonal Foyle in the middle, the Warriors are desperate for a center.
Bobcats-Trailblazers Swapping Picks
The Bobcats lost big in the lottery moving from 3 to 5. The coin flip which put them behind New Orleans ended up meaning a lot more than who drafted higher in the second round.
Charlotte despises their current 5th position as they feel there are really only 4 quality players in the draft: Bogut, Marvin Williams, Chris Paul and Deron Williams. And since those four are likely to be gone when they select 5th, they want to move up. Portland, continuing with their youth movement is high on Gerald green, and may end up moving down two spots and acquiring a future first from Charlotte.
Charlotte really likes Texas A&M shooting guard Antoine Wright, so there's a good chance they will take him with their second selection in the lottery (#13).
With the Bucks winning the top pick in the draft. It means that Martynas Andriuskevicius will likely opt out of the draft. Milwaukee was high on him and wanted to take a center, but figured Bogut would be long gone by the time they picked. But then they won the lottery. Martynas is not figured to go in the top 7 or so picks, and feels that he has the talent to go there next year. With another year or two away from really being ready to compete on the NBA level, another year in Europe seems most likely before Martynas enters the draft for good.
Check out realgm.com There's a mock draft on there that says we're taking Petro... for now. Dude goes into detail about team needs and why who needs what. Pretty good stuff. A whole lot better than Chad Ford's "Insider." Definitely worth lookin' at. Get back and let me know what you guys think of it. I think it was written a few days ago, so it doesn't have Frye's "guarentee" of being drafted by GS at the 9 spot.
Well, I guess we're drafting Julius Hodge in the 2nd round:
DraftCity: Even though he is not with you right now in Cleveland, I know that you went down to North Carolina for a month and trained Julius Hodge. Can you tell me a little about him?
Eric Lichter: Julius Hodge is the hardest worker I have ever had the pleasure of working with. This kid…his approach is that he’ll outwork anyone. I spent a good 5 or 6 days writing a program for Julius at NC State. I set the bar for Julius very high. I was told by his agent and by Julius’ group that he wanted to condition and prepare for individual workouts like he never has in his life. When I built Julius’ exercise and conditioning program, I questioned if he would be able to maintain that type of regimen. From the on court work to the weight room to the conditioning, Julius finished it and he finished it well. Julius was incredible. The theme through Julius’ workouts has been that the guy is in incredible shape and is just the hardest worker they’ve seen. The Knicks…Isaiah loved him. Loved his effort, that’s what I can comment on. I know that for a fact. Loved his effort, intensity. Loved his motor, its just nonstop. Julius’ heart…its as big as this gym we are standing in. His effort and his intensity through his workouts is that large too. He was just a pleasure to work with. Julius…very good leaper, very quick. Long arms, good footwork, good elevation on his jumpshot. Physically, Julius is above average in everything. I would say that he has the total package. That kid as well, it will be interesting to see where he ends up.
4 sites have us drafting Andrew Bynum in the 30th pick but I don't think he can fall that far.
He won't stay if he doesn't feel he's a lottery pick.