If we get the top pick, I'd pick Derrick Rose. I have a strong feeling he's going to have a bigger impact in the NBA than Beasley. He will be a great floor general and team leader. The rest of my picks by order of priority are:
2. Michael Beasley (This guy's a future All-Star and a franchise player like Rose, but I'm leaning more towards Derrick Rose.)
3. OJ Mayo (Something tells me he might.. just maybe.. outplay Beasley and Rose during his rookie season and eventually live up to the hype that surrounded him throughout these years) -interesting fact though is he's gonna be 21 when the 08-09 season starts. Most if not all rookies drafted off their freshmen years are aged 19-20. That's almost 2 years lost.
4. Jerryd Bayless
5. Eric Gordon
6. Brook Lopez (Something about this guy makes me feel like he won't play that well in the NBA, and never be an All-Star. Probably gonna be a starter for some NBA teams at best. But he's a top6 pick.)
I picked only until the 6th because I'm hoping we don't go lower than that during the lottery. If we get at least the 2nd pick, the Knicks ARE BACK! Oh yeah!
Now if only we could also get Josh Smith and Emeka Okafor and build a young core of players around them, then we're set.