All comments, thoughts on Jordan Hill go here...
All comments, thoughts on Jordan Hill go here...
heres a question..why donnie, why?
- Ability to get to free throw line
- Likes to mix it up inside
- Off-ball movement
- Makes quick moves in the post
- Turnaround jumper
- Ability to contest shots
- Activity level
- Lateral quickness
- Shot-blocking tools
- Physical Toughness
- Only playing basketball for few years
- Ability to finish around basket
- Ability to run the floor
- Solid frame
- Defensive rebounding
- Offensive rebounding
- Rebounding tools
- All-around offensive polish
- Decision making
- Advanced post moves
- Left hand
- Questionable hands
- Defensive fundamentals
- Foul prone
- Man to man defense
- Average basketball IQ
- Older than class peers
- Passing skills
- Free throw shooting
- Inconsistent shooter
FG made/attempt: 7.4/13.8
FT made/attempt: 3.4/5.3
Offensive REB: 4.2
Defensive REB: 6.8
Total Rebounds: 11
Mike D'antoni on Hill:
“Our scouts had him rated as the second best player in the draft,” Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni said, according to the News. “I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I think he can be a really good player. He’s long. He can really run the floor. He’s got range and he can block shots.”
He might be decent, but I don't think he'll ever be more than a role player.
Ive seen him compared to channing frye...i hope hes not that bad
I've been hoping we take Hill (or take Lee and make Hill the official replacement)....and powermove into a Rubio. If we don't.....this pick strikes me has heinously underwhelming....and with Isiah bitch slapping us one more time next year w/ our unprotected pick....christ...
In and of Hill himself I've tried to be optimistic and think he's an interesting player who can run, be quick, and have the potential to be solid starter; and we coulda done worse (lol) getting trapped with like Holliday....but we need BIG, BOLD, DECISIVE moves -- a' la the Jets this past draft -- to get us out of the quicksand nightmare Isiah has delivered to us, and build a CHAMPION-caliber franchise.
We needed a PG for the present and future. This draft was rich with PGs. We fail (until further notice), imo, by just sticking and settling with Hill @ 8.
poor mans chris bosh
i really didnt get this draft. the glaring weakness coming in was center and 2 guard and we ended up with a backup combo guard not really starting material and created yet another log jam at forward
were potentially losing a 4 and 1 so we draft to replace the 4 and 1 spots. but fail to adress the missing pieces at the 2 and 5 positions
were just telling everyone sit back and wait for 2010 yet were going to potentially yield a worse team then this season without the reward of a pick. then were gonna expect a superstar to want to come and play here with what we have
we better have enough bread to sign 2 stars for sure cause if not no one is gonna be eager to come. and even if they 1 star wont make with what is left into a legit team
I was wondering when Walsh would add size and nastiness to cover the paint. I'll be laughing when Hill starts blocking the shoots of all those guards drafted in front of him. Walsh knows what he is doing and he's doing it the way he did it in Indiana. BTW, Hill reminds me a little bit of Dale Davis a rebounding machine who will learn to intimidate opponents with time.
And what superstar in this draft were we going to get with the 8th pick?
Hill = Poor man's Chris Bosh? Well who is the Chris Bosh in this draft? No one.
Hill is only compared to Frye because they went to the same school, they have completely different games. Hill does things that Frye could only pretend to do in college.
Hill is potentially better then any of our big men currently. We just got an upgrade and you guys are going to complain?
Seriously, when Blake, Thebeet, Harden, Evans, and Rubio were all taken off the board who else could we get?
Those were the right top five to go. After those five who knows what you will get.
We had the 8th pick, Donnie did the right thing. It doesn't matter if Hill will be a bust or not, at that time last night, Hill was the best choice.
From what I've been watching from him, he has good footwork, he plays well inside the paint and has some good moves, I believe he'll have a good future in the league.
Welcome Jordan Hill, and good luck!
Jordan Hill was the 2nd rated big man in this draft. He can play PF & C in D'ant's system. Yes, we replace Lee with Hill.... BUT, we'll also get something for D-Lee as we send him somewhere.... BUT, it's more than that.
The Knicks hope Hill is somewhere between Boris Diaw & Amare Stoudmire. Lee was never a guy who fit this system, and he was really bad on defense, and had zero offfensive game when it mattered most.
Lee has a better jump shot, is more athletic, is cheaper, taller (?) and is a guy who has improved every uear, and like Lee is a workhorse who is willing to put in the ffort to improve.
NOW, we could have grabbed Henderson instead. He could have been our Bell... Our SG. BUT, to be honest, as a Duke fan, Henderson suffers with fatigue (asthma) and is not really a can't-miss type guy... So, when in doubt go BIG. Why not?
Like you.... I was ticked when they called Hill's name. After Harden got selected 3rd, I thought it was a LOCK we were getting either Evans, Rubio, Curry or Flynn. It didn't work out.... NO sense reaching at 8.... NEVER A BAD THING to pick the 2nd best big man in any draft.
As for Toney Douglas... The kid is good. ACC leading scorer, defensive player of the year, beat UNC, played great against the tough competition.... He's a more all-around player than Nate, and cheaper....
SO, it doesn't hurt replacing Nate & Lee with Douglas & Hill. Nate & Lee were 2 of our best players, so they needed to be replaced. You might even say, the two new chaps are better fits for our system, and both play better defense.
LOOK AT IT THIS WAY: Being we drafted at 8 & 29.... We should be PSYCHED we got these two guys.... their talent is better than where they were drafted. You cannot complain.
PLUS, we did address the C position: we got Darko. We'll probably sign Gortat, and that gives us three Cs (if you count Curry).
We still need a PG & a SG... but, what was really available to us? AND, we have to wait and see what comes next month.
SO, Henderson might turn out to be a solid player, & Hill a bust. Those are the risks.... BUT, Henderson would have been a reach at 8.... Hill was not.