I know some of you have read or seen the Knicks getting killed for this pick, but I have some cool inside info on the kid. See one of my boys down in Tampa helped raise this kid. He runs with the athletes down there, I lived there for three years so it is an athletes town. Joe is 6'10" and has played against all the cats down there. He can't run as well as he used to due to severe ankle problems, but he still gets involved in the Summer League down there.
My friend, Joe, said Balkman is "Rodman Crazy". He doesn't mean the attention whore, but more so the crazy energy on the court. He is a legit 6'6" and can jump well and has long arms. He is also the kind of guy who NEVER stops running. Joe told me his deep shot isn't there yet, but the kid can ball and the kid has a nice stroke out to 18. He said the Knicks will love him and so will the fans.