^lol @ the last paragraph
What the plan is? One thing is for sure, it ain't defense. Leave a lot of questions this pick. This kid is probably the starter, where does that leave Chandler? We now only have 1 pg on the team in Steph. We did not get a replacement, where does that leave us at pg come next year? If he has a big year which as a fan of his ability and D'antoni's system I think he will, will they re-sign him? We still have two plodding post up plays who cannot play together, and with this pick, clearly D'antoni cannot hope to run his system with both of those needy ball hogs in his starting lineup.
This team right now appears a mess. Hope I'm way wrong though for all our sakes.
i wasn't thrilled about this kid but before he was drafted an analyst fran something said that the italian league is like a higher college level of basketball and Gallianari excelled in it and he's known for his basketball IQ which is rare in many basketball players. this guy might turn out being very good and i think most knick fans are judgind way to quickly. He is a gamble at 6 but if he was going anywhere it's in NY a city he loves and a coach he can relate to. Gallinari will play better with D'Antoni then any other coach hands down because he'll fell comfortable with him and we can see his true potential. Gallinari will probably play the SF position due to the fact that he's not great on defense especially against the big man and he's known to move like a guard. Don't forget he's 6'10 and his versatility is something that will shine in D'Antoni's run and gun system. SF is a very weak position for NY..Q-rich and Chandler..i like chandler but a guy like Gallinari could excel with D'Antoni's system...watch trades for NY they're gonna happen sooner than everyone thinks
I'll like to see Chandler at SG, Gallo at SF
Keep in mind he has much more experience than any other guys selected after his pick.Also is a tremendus hard worker, tough and understand the game.Can shoot and pass extremly well. I think he needs time to figure out how the US basketball goes, but give hiim a chance.He's miles better than Bargnani,Skita,Lampe,Weis ...You'll see it
Last edited by Vax; Jun 27, 2008 at 04:01.
Hi NY fans, i'm an italian NBA fan.
Yesterday watching the draft i've heard a lot of boo when David Stern said that Gallinari will be a Knicks player. I'm here just to tell you that you don't know who are you "booing" at. Danilo is absolutely the best european prospect right now, he got great shoot, great offensive view and great intangibles. I think that it is the best pick that the Knicks could do at six.
If you got in your eyes the performance of Andrea Bargnani, forget it. Danilo is really more motivated, emotional, and strong than Andrea...maybe Bargnani has only a better shot.
I've seen him playing since he was a kid, and you really don't know the potential of this guy. Danilo played for Milan, the team i hate more i italian league because of the rivarly with my town.
Obviousley he's not Micheal Beasley or Carmelo Anthony, but, belive me, he got skills that nobody in this draft have. I'm not a Knick , i'm a Lakers fan (please don't kill me) so i'm not interested very much to Danilo's success, but i'm here to guarantee you that you will not regret about this choice.
Don't think about the fact that D'Antoni was a teammate of Danilo's father, just liten who have seen Danilo playing for years.
hello NY fans
i agree with Par...you don't know who you're "booing" to....he's the best under22 euroleague player of the year and the MVP of the italian championship (which is on a higher level than NCAA).
He's an hard worker, he hates losing, he's much better than bargnani (and he was the first pick...) and D'Antoni will improve him very much.
You have chosen a great young player for the future!!!
GO KNICKS AND GALLO!!!
Not a bad pick for a number 6 spot. Here's the part where I piss all of you guys off. Knicks fans boo because they don't know ****. Just like they booed when we drafted Baulkman. We really need to stop giving our selves credit for having a wealth of basketball knowledge when must of us (American born) do not really follow over seas teams.
No single player below the #3 pick will change any team in the league. I don't think there was a bad pick for us to make. Yea we have another SF. Would it be better if we drafted another guard? Don't we have Robinson and Collins? Don't sleep on Collins after one bad season. He'll develope into a good PG if given the opportunity.
The Knicks are rebuilding not reloading, so in this pick you take what you need in 2-3 years and someone that will not demand 10 million a year right up front. Eating the salary cap up. Thats what you would have got with almost all of the top 10 college picks.
I don't see the Knicks that much better until D'Antoni gets players for his system in place. Which means more than likely the Knicks will be in the lottery at least 2 more years. And who knows may pull off a "Bulls" 1st pick selection.
D'Antoni watches more European basketball than anyone that I know. I bet almost all of you haven't seen a Euro game since the last Olypmics, or World Games. This kid dominated his league at 19 yrs old. He has an orthodox shot, but it goes in a lot of the times. Those that say he isn't quick enough. Ive watched his footwork and it seems to be off somewhat. If he can be taught correct footwork his speed may improve.