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    Default Which young player/s would you want on our team?

    In light of our rebuilding mode (or should I say swift rebuilding mode since this is New York), which promising young players (max of 3 years pro) would be great for a young New York Knicks team next year (I'm saying "young" because I'm really hoping our roster starts fresh and builds a core of young players especially with the draft)? My picks would be Josh Smith and/or Emeka Okafor. I think Josh Smith is a Shawn Marion in the making. He might even end being better than The Matrix. And Emeka Okafor could soon be a reliable defensive presence and rebounder for the Knicks.

    What do you guys think? Which young player/s (as much as possible players max 3 years pro) would you want to acquire who you think would fit well in the Knicks' future. Let's try to be a little realistic and avoid other teams' franchise players like Howard, Roy, etc. Whether or not teams will actually take in our current players or future draft picks for a trade to occur isn't that significant for this thread but can be noted. I'm just trying to foresee an ideal Knicks team for next year, especially one with either Michael Beasley or Derrick Rose on.

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    Well...you could forget about Rose or Beasley courtesy of Isiah Thomas and his need to start winning games now.

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    I would want to acquire:
    -Josh Smith-Atlanta Hawks(he can score, rebound, and defend; he has a lot of athleticism)
    -Al Horford-Atlanta Hawks(he can rebound, defend, and he's a smart basketball player)
    -Royal Ivey-Milwaukee Bucks(he's a good defensive point guard, and he can score occasionally. He would make a good backup point guard for the Knicks)
    -C.J. Watson-Golden State Warriors(He's a 6'2 point guard whose contract expires after this year. He averaged 15.3 points and 2 steals, in college; he also shot a high field goal percentage at 46&#37
    -Nenad Kristic-New Jersey Nets(a good scorer and rebounder. He's 7-0, so he could make a good starting center or backup center. Yes, it's possible to get him. His contract expires after this year. Don't be fooled by his stats from this year. He was injured all season)
    -Louis Williams-Philadelphia 76ers(a point guard with lots of potential; he can score and like Marbury, occasionally defends. His contract expires after this year)
    -Charlie Villanueva Milwaukee Bucks(a small forward/power forward that can score and pass. He's similar to Tim Thomas. Would make a good replacement small forward for someone who will remain nameless. I've talked about this person enough times. No, I'm not talking about Wilson Chandler or Renaldo Balkman)
    -Herbert Hill-Philadelphia 76ers(a power forward/center that can defend and has the ability to score. He averaged 18.1 points and 2.8 blocks in Germany. His contract expires after this season)

    The people I mentioned are not all big names, because I wanted to list people with talent that the Knicks actually have a realistic chance of getting. I would suggest the Knicks taking one of these point guards and one of these
    power forwards or centers. Most of these players don't need a large contract to be acquired, with the exception of Josh Smith and maybe Nenad Kristic.

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    Originally Posted by abcd
    I would want to acquire:
    -Josh Smith-Atlanta Hawks(he can score, rebound, and defend; he has a lot of athleticism)
    -Al Horford-Atlanta Hawks(he can rebound, defend, and he's a smart basketball player)
    -Royal Ivey-Milwaukee Bucks(he's a good defensive point guard, and he can score occasionally. He would make a good backup point guard for the Knicks)
    -C.J. Watson-Golden State Warriors(He's a 6'2 point guard whose contract expires after this year. He averaged 15.3 points and 2 steals, in college; he also shot a high field goal percentage at 46%)
    -Nenad Kristic-New Jersey Nets(a good scorer and rebounder. He's 7-0, so he could make a good starting center or backup center. Yes, it's possible to get him. His contract expires after this year. Don't be fooled by his stats from this year. He was injured all season)
    -Louis Williams-Philadelphia 76ers(a point guard with lots of potential; he can score and like Marbury, occasionally defends. His contract expires after this year)
    -Charlie Villanueva Milwaukee Bucks(a small forward/power forward that can score and pass. He's similar to Tim Thomas. Would make a good replacement small forward for someone who will remain nameless. I've talked about this person enough times. No, I'm not talking about Wilson Chandler or Renaldo Balkman)
    -Herbert Hill-Philadelphia 76ers(a power forward/center that can defend and has the ability to score. He averaged 18.1 points and 2.8 blocks in Germany. His contract expires after this season)
    Nice post. Very deep list. I'm actually a big fan of Horford (I hope he wins ROY over Durant) but didn't include him on my list cause I believe the Hawks are gonna make him their franchise player. I've read some articles weeks ago about TJ Ford being a good option for the Knicks especially since the Raptors will likely decide to use their money to retain Calderon instead of him. If we don't get Derrick Rose and Marbury isn't a Knick next season, Ford could be a good pick-up too (and he's a 3 year pro btw :] ).
    Building a young core of Okafor (C), Beasley (PF), Josh Smith (SF), Whoever (SG), Ford (PG) is a team built for the future. Like I said, I'm all for a fresh roster with fresh management.

    Let's all pray we land at least a top 2 pick. PLEASE PLEASE!!!

    Go Knicks!

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    Originally Posted by lanceroy
    Nice post. Very deep list. I'm actually a big fan of Horford (I hope he wins ROY over Durant) but didn't include him on my list cause I believe the Hawks are gonna make him their franchise player. I've read some articles weeks ago about TJ Ford being a good option for the Knicks especially since the Raptors will likely decide to use their money to retain Calderon instead of him. If we don't get Derrick Rose and Marbury isn't a Knick next season, Ford could be a good pick-up too (and he's a 3 year pro btw :] ).
    Building a young core of Okafor (C), Beasley (PF), Josh Smith (SF), Whoever (SG), Ford (PG) is a team built for the future. Like I said, I'm all for a fresh roster with fresh management.

    Let's all pray we land at least a top 2 pick. PLEASE PLEASE!!!

    Go Knicks!
    TJ Ford would be a good fit for the Knicks. The only concern I have with him is that he's injury prone. Emeka Okafor would definitely be an upgrade from having Eddy Curry. I would actually keep Zach Randolph, if we could get Okafor, because Okafor's main strengths are defense and rebounding. The Knicks could definitely get at least 30 wins next year, with Okafor, Randolph, and Wilson Chandler in the front court next year.
    Last edited by abcd; Apr 13, 2008 at 12:28.

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    Linas Kleiza- PF Denver Nuggets

    Trevor Ariza- SF L.A. Lakers

    Deron Williams- PG Utah Jazz

    Radoslav Nesterovic- C Toronto

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    Monta Elis
    Andres Biendrins
    Thabo Sefolosha
    Ronnie Brewer
    Jeff Greene

    Unfortunately I do not think we can get any of these players =(.

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