what happend to mikhail torrance? he wasnt even drafted...and i saw in alot of reports that he was considered the 2nd best guard in the draft
The Bulls made it to the playoffs this year and didn't even have LeBron. Imagine how far they get when they ADD him?
The Cavaliers without LeBron are a terrible team. They're not even a playoff team without him. The Bulls are already a playoff team, and then add LeBron. The Bulls' supporting cast is UNQUESTIONABLY better than the Cavaliers'.
The Heat are already a playoff team and they already have a superstar and room for TWO max contracts (and possibly a third if they trade Beasley).
They could sign THREE free agents to max deals AND still keep Dwyane Wade. They have to potential to be the scariest team ever seen in basketball. That's a much better supporting cast than the Cavaliers', who have the potential to be at best a team that (with LeBron) makes it to the conference finals but that's pretty much it (they're not getting past Orlando with the roster they have).
That kinda ruined their cap space, and now they're stuck with that same core they have forever (no free agents, they can re-sign Bosh but don't have the ability to sign anybody else).
Frankly I'm glad we got Jerome Jordan - we needed a C of some sort and he was one of the top 2 remaining so that's a fair pick. Also he's probably a bit more polished than Alabi is.
But getting two no-name Swingmen is NOT something I'm all that happy about.
This dude Rautins was projected to go at 86 not 38, I hope Donnie and his staff know something others don't because that's a huge disparity in judgement on this kid. Didn't expect much from this draft other than the Knicks maybe being able to buy a higher pick but Andy Rautins?? I think he becomes D League fodder just like his fellow alum Gerry McNamara. Now on to free agency.
News about us buying Jordan definitely made me feel alot better. I was FURIOUS before.
Yes the majority of the 2nd round picks don't pan out, and thats the reason why they are picked in the 2nd round. However, there is no risk involved, only reward in choosing these guys. So the Knicks not choosing one of the Centers, or Varnardo, shows me that Donald Walsh And that coach are INEPT. And that ineptness translates to ppl who want to win championships NOT coming here... So in the end, after 2night draft I believe that it shows the Knicks Mgt do not understand the need to fill some of the core needs of a team that wants to contend
I'm warming up to the Rautins pick.. But yeah I wish we would've taken a C with that 39th
No....it doesnt mean Donnie thinks that Barron is the next coming of Kareem, but rather he thinks Barron is better than any player in the second round of tonights Draft!
Maybe its not that Donnie and Dantoni are "inept" but rather they were not high on the players available at those positions. Again this is the 2nd round....not the lottery
Now lets flashback 10 years....remember how bad we "needed" a backup to Ewing and did not need another SF because we had Spree....what happened was us getting Fredric Wies instead of Artest!
More recently we did not need another post player because we had Randolph,Lee and Curry, the result of that is we pass on Brook Lopez!
On paper did The Spurs need Dujuan Blair? Nope! Did they find a use for him? Yup
Because The Pistons had Tayshaun Prince and Richard Hamilton they did not have a need at either SF and SG, so they dont draft Wade of Melo.
The Bucks had Ridnour and the emerging Ramon Sessions, did they need Jennings?.... but are they happy they got him?
Extreme examples, but proof that chasing a need can burn you and drafting the best player available is the wisest move.
"I'd Rather Melo shoot with 3 men on him than Jefferies shotting wide open"
-Jeff Van Gundy
If only Alan Hahn is reporting it then it might just be a rumor.
If Jerome Jordan is not a Knick then the Knicks grade has to be a C-...they have not filled a need in the draft in years and passed up on Brook Lopez and Jennings who would have been needs in the drat years they were in.
I know Rautins and Landry were picked for their offensive skills which Mike D played a huge part in. Rautins will be good in this system, Landry I hope is not a bust.
"The Knicks are back" - Amare
We have little to complain about until we see these guys in action. Most of you admit you barely even know their games. Most of you watch very little college ball and get your information from the likes of draft express.
Andy, I watched, he fills a need. We complain about lack of defense, so why are we upset that Donnie drafted an excellent perimeter defender? Not only that he has an amazing work ethic and the kid is a leader. He lead the Orange not Wes. Notice most of these qualities do not exist with last years roster?