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1 LAC Blake Griffin (Best player in the draft, keep it simple)
2 MEM (to NYK)Ricky Rubio*
3 OKC Hasheem Thabeet (need shot blocking)
4 SAC Stephon Curry (future Mike Bibby)
5 WAS Tyreke Evans (best talent available)
6 MIN James Harden (Perfect pair for Randy Foye)
7 GS Johnny Flynn (Best fit for Nelly's system...best PG left on the board)
8 NYK(to MEM) Jordan Hill*
9 TOR - DeMar DeRozan (Marion is on the decline, Parker may not return, Kapano???)
10 MIL Jeff Teague (The Bucks really want Teague, especially with Sessions out)
11 NJN DeJuan Blair (Lopez needs help)
12 CHA Gerald Henderson (J-Rich's successor)
13 IND BJ Mullins (Is Hibbert really good enough to be a starter? Need talent inside)
14 PHO Brandon Jennings (best talent available)
15 DET JRue Holiday (Dumar likes him)
16 CHI Chase Budinger (D-Rose's running mate, compliments each other very well)
17 PHI Ty Lawson (Andre Miller's successor)
18 MIN Austin Daye (Could use a SF, think Foye/Harden/Daye/Love/Jefferson)
19 ATL Eric Maynor (need for a pure PG, Bibby's successor)
20 UTA James Johnson (Is a Sloan type player, physical SF/PF with 3pt range)
21 NOH Earl Clark (Posey/Peja are old. Clark is a hybrid player who would produce right away for New Orleans)
22 DAL Wayne Ellington (Antonie Wright, enough said)
23 SAC Terrance Williams (Curry/Martin/Williams/Thompson/Hawes sounds too perfect)
24 POR Omri Casspi (Stock more talent overseas)
25 OKC Damion James (Hybrid SF/PF...could end up being what Jared Dudley is for the Bobcats, OKC needs players with intangibles)
26 CHI Tyler Hansborough (Need for a PF, will compete with Tyrus Thomas and Thomas will probably improve from the competition)
27 MEM (to NYK) Jack McClinton *
28 MIN Derrick Brown (The opposite of Daye)
29 LAL DeJuan Summers (Can be an upgrade over Walton and Morrison)
30 CLE Tai Gibson (Varejao may be good, a great filler)
David Lee (sign and trade)
Why for Knicks?
Get their PG.
Get their 2nd pick, D'Antoni has shown high interest in Jack McClinton
Why for Memphis?
Get their PF in Lee who would help Memphis with its rebounding/intagibles plus give 15 points per game
They still stay in the lottery and draft Jordan Hill, another quality big man.
Get a talented back up/insurance player for Gay in Chandler.
Washington and Sacramento may trade their picks.
Personally I would take someone like Gibson or Green over McClinton
Last edited by metrocard; Jun 09, 2009 at 08:56.
Creative but not very likely my man....
We can't trade Lee until after the draft and since its a sign and trade Lee has to agree to go to Memphis in order for this to work, and i don't see Lee agreeing to that.
Rubio is a great player but unless he truely starts playing the card that he'll stay in Europe if he doesn't play in NY were not getting him... Moving from 8 to the 2nd pick is harder then people think.
I think the Knicks are perfectly content to take the best PG on the board at 8 and keep Chandler and possibly resign Lee. And i know you love Rubio and many people feel the same way but if i'm going to package our two best pieces (Lee and Chandler) i'd prefer to get a proven All Star.
wilson and lee? only if u were sure to land lebron in 2010
there is no way I'm trading all that for rubio.this is not chris paul.donnie might as well call n.o. up and offer chandler,lee,8th pick, and mobley's contract for paul.this team needs all aorund good team if we want to entice lebron to come here.rubio is an excellent passer, but he doesn't scare anybody as a scorer. take curry/holiday/derozan.
Curry, Holiday/Derozan are all one dimensional.
F*ck them to hell.
I don't really want them.
I'm tired of settling for one dimensional talent and "hoping" Derozan will improve his ball handling, toughnes, agressiveness, offensive creativity, ability to create his own shot, basketball IQ, defensive awareness and fundamentals, 3pt range, productivity, assist to turnover ratio and shooting off the dribble.
Or we'll get to wait on Curry to develop his PG skills, defensive skills, shot selection.
Or even better, the worst of the 3, JRue Holiday, who will come to the NBA with fans worrying about his ability to be a go to scorer, 3pt shooting, free throw shooting, even shooting by himself in practice, stuck between 1/2, limited upside, not a true pg, ability to get to the free throw line, jack of all trades, master of nothing, average athleticism, average explosiveness, tweener, and his pull up jumper.
Rubio could be as good or better than Chris Paul, remember that.
Whatever team takes Rubio will win basketball games right away.
Mark my word.
I know its a predictable I can't prove right now, but like with everything else, I always end up right about my predictions.
So time will tell.
and you will remember my words.
metro, you know godamn well that's too much for rubio.i want rubio, but tnot at that price.you don't win championships with 1 player.you win it with at least 2 stars.the spurs did it with manu/tony/and tim, the pistons did it with rasheed/prince/billups/and rip.who did the celtics win it with last year?
you wanna gut the team of its assets to a team that gave away pau last year.
and stop acting like rubio is flawless.he's got as many flaws as the guys you **** on daily.this is not john wall we're talking about.
Gortat/Sene down low? ???????
Richardson/Hughes - Two of the most incompetent underachievers ever.
Gallo/Jeffries - Gallo is still a project...Jeffries is Jeffries.
That's a horrendous rotation. We'd win 10 games max.
Rubio needs a real team of talent to be successful....
That's just my opinion on your opinion. Don't take offense to it.
Scribbles, obviously you've been an inactive Knick fan the last 5-6 seasons.
that team is better than what we got.
We're finally have a balance between defense and offense.
No offense, look at the potential productions, not the names on paper.
ANU, who said I'm trying to get the Knicks to win a championship right away?
You start building a franchise with a franchise player. Hornets, Jazz, Cavs, Portland all did it with Paul, Williams, Lebron and Roy.
He's the #1 High School player in the country.
Rubio > Wall.
Rubio has shown dominance against professionals.
Wall has shown dominance against nobodies.
obviously, you get drafted on what you've done, and not what gm's think you can do in the league......lawson might as well go number 1.........
wall all ready committed to kentucky.ed davis is the guy i wanted this year, but, he decided to stay.
Where is all this Gortat praise coming from? The 18 minutes he logged in one game? He has not proven to be a starter nonetheless a starter in NYC.
Sene is a 10 day contract signed for dumping off on another team in trades.
Everybody else is not worth explaining, they've already showed us what they're worth.
With that rotation, you pretty much anilated the next 20+ years.
Rubio is not going to be anything without solid shooters and at least 1 threat downlow. Doesn't have to be a big man but a strong inside low post player.
I'd rather have Leon Powe serve as our Amare than a Gortat.
Gortat is no intimidating presence down low at all. Don't let Pau Gasol's soft ass D fool you.
But in all, we're going to score a big time player this offseason and it's going to be through a trade. I don't know who but it's going to happen because at this point it HAS to happen.
That's if we're still playing for keeps with LeBron.