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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    If weíre targeting PG, Tyrese Haliburton and Killian Hayes are still both realistic targets at the 8th pick.
    Cole Anthony as well.

    Gonna be interesting, bc we have 3 of top 40 picks.... in a draft most believe prospects 6-50 are all the same.

    Do we package and move up? I doubt we trade down unless itís for a later first round and a future 1st....

    Would Minny prefer 3 picks to just 1?

    Or, do well trade this pick and more for a disgruntled star?

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    This wasnít a draft where it mattered really, IMHO. Edwards, Wiseman, Ball arenít exactly Cant-Miss types....

    It boils down to luck and letís hope we get luck and get our SGA or Mitchell this time. Plenty of good prospects and we may have been saved from ourselves, like when we dropped to 4 and were left with KP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Collin Sexton was the 8th pick a couple years ago. Plenty of value to be had at 8. Ntilikina was an 8th pick, so there’s that too.
    Gallinari was also the eighth pick. He's been having a great dozen of years with the Knicks.

    Edit: Oops, he was picked at 6. Just his jersey number was 8.
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    LaMelo goes to MN. Lavar is going to go full out for the Knicks to trade up for him. Wiseman to the Warriors. I'm hoping Hayes, Halliburton are there at eight, I'd pick Vassell before Cole Anthony even if we need a PG.

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    Thatís just it tho.... to me, you either package all 3 picks or you send a future first with the 8th... but Ball isnít worth much more to trade up.... Hayes, Halliburton, Anthony, kid from Israel, kid from Dayton... thatís 5 guys right there, who NY will have on the boys at 8... at least 1 of those 5 will be available, if Edwards, Wiseman, Ball go 1-2-3.

    So, would you prefer 1 of those 5 plus whatever we trade away... or Ball?

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    Aside from Knits, NyK also grabbed Jordan Hill and Channing Frye at 8.

    Anybody recall where Michael Sweetney was? 9?

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    I think Vassell at #8 is a good expectation

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    Lots are high on Vassel.

    We definitely gonna have a player available at 8, like when there were DSJ, Monk, Knits, Mitchell sitting there at 8 a few years ago....

    Letís hope the new regime will pick the right player this time.

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    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbs...t-lottery/amp/

    This article suggests this draft could be like the Curry draft. Ball could slide to 7, within reach of NY, b/c top 6 clubs donít really need a lead G.

    ď Consider the seven teams slotted ahead of New York. The Detroit Pistons need a point guard at No. 7. But the top six? Their ball-handling situations aren't nearly as dire.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves at No. 1 just gave up a former No. 1 overall pick (Andrew Wiggins) and a 2021 first-round pick that won't be much lower to get a point guard in D'Angelo Russell. They're really going to spend another No. 1 pick on another?
    Reports have suggested that the Golden State Warriorsaren't interested in Ball. They just went down the two-point guard path and dumped Russell when it didn't work.
    The Charlotte Hornets gave Terry Rozier a three-year, $58 million contract last summer and have already seen him outshined by former second-round pick Devonte' Graham. Rozier is a stickler for playing time. Adding a third point guard to the mix seems volatile.
    The Chicago Bulls have Zach LaVine, an All-Star candidate, and Coby White, who just averaged 26 points per game in his last nine appearances. Both are 25 or younger. Both are under team control for multiple seasons. The backcourt isn't a need.
    The Cleveland Cavaliers just spent back-to-back lottery picks on guards, and they spent two other first-round picks in the backcourt in 2019 alone. Ball is the last thing they need.
    The Atlanta Hawks have Trae Young. Why take the ball out of his hands?Ē

    We might get to see Ball fall to 7, only to watch DET take him.

    Letís hope we donít get stuck with Jordan Hill again, then.

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    8. Knicks: Precious Achiuwa, SF/PF, Memphis

    With Knicks fans calling for Cole Anthony, team president Leon Rose pulls a stunner, selecting a different local, the 6-foot-9 Bronx native, an immediate difference-maker around the basket and on the defensive end. The lone college freshman to average a double-double, Achiuwa can team with Frank Ntilikina and Mitchell Robinson to give Tom Thibodeau the makings of a vastly improved defensive unit.

    9. Wizards: Devin Vassell, SG, Florida State

    With Bradley Beal potentially on the block, Vassell is a natural fit in the nationís capital. Even if the Wizards keep Beal, Vassell can play on the wing at 6 feet 6 and take advantage of the attention given to Beal and returning point guard John Wall.

    10. Suns: Killian Hayes, PG, Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany)

    Narrowly missing out on the postseason will be a plus in the long run for the on-the-rise Suns, who add Hayes, Ricky Rubioís long-term replacement on the ball. Although his long-range jumper remains a work in progress, the 6-foot-5 Hayes, born in the US but raised in France, is a terrific playmaker and distributor and will be surrounded by skilled shot-makers in Phoenix.

    11. Spurs: Cole Anthony, PG, North Carolina

    The Spurs are too smart to let Anthony, the son of former NBA point guard Greg Anthony, fall further. While some teams may have been scared off by his freshman year at North Carolina ó when a knee injury and poor shooting percentages dropped his stock ó San Antonio will see his strengths, from his high-level scoring ability to relentless work ethic and alpha-male character traits.

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    With the Knicks dropping yet again in the NBA Draft Lottery -- this time down two spots to the No. 8 pick -- they likely won't get a chance to draft one of the top guys unless someone falls or they decide to trade up. But there may be someone they already like who should be available at that spot.

    Sources tell SNY's Ian Begley that Florida State's Devin Vassell has some fans at Madison Square Garden.

    The 6-7, 194 pound sophomore guard averaged 12.7 point, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game last season for the Seminoles.

    Vassell has a similar build as last year's No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett, but is more of a "3-and-D" player compared to Barrett's offensive scorer potential. Vassell shot 41.5 percent from three last season.

    Among some of Vassell's accolades from this season are being a two-time ACC Player of the Week and on the Naismith Award Defensive Player of the Year midseason Top 15 finalist list.

    The Knicks may try to move up in the draft, but with not much veteran depth on the team to entice say the Warriors (No. 2 pick), it's likely they stay at the eight spot this year, unless they can find another team for a three-way deal.

    And then Ian Begley dropped a tasty nugget Friday morning to brighten my day:

    If New York decides to take the best player available at eight, regardless of position, players like Auburnís Isaac Okoro, Florida Stateís Devin Vassell and Patrick Williams could be there. Daytonís Obi Toppin is unlikely to be on the board at eight.

    Vassell, itís worth noting, has some fans at Madison Square Garden, sources say.
    Hereís Vassellís Know the Prospect profile, if you havenít seen it already. Heís quite good. Iíd be more concerned if the Knicks didnít like him.

    This could be the move that finally rectifyís Scott Perryís mistake of not picking Mikal Bridges in 2018.The

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    Willis Reed was the 8th pick, of the second round

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    If Ball falls out of top 6 itís because NBA teams will have decided he is a mega bust waiting to happen.

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    I also like Devin Vassell. Tough competitor, shoots 3's, plays defense, decent athlete. Draft him and if he's not good right out the gate, stash him in the G-League

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    Knicks would do well with 2 solid singles and a wall-ball double... donít need franchise players, although that would be great... but we need 2 impactful rotation guys. A starter and a role player...

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