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    Incredible breakdown of potential pick Isaac Okoro:

    https://www.postingandtoasting.com/2...ct-isaac-okoro

    The Knicks need shooters, sure. The Knicks need everything. If it’s true the new front office seeks assets not only to improve the roster but to possibly trade up in next year’s mother of all drafts, an NBA-ready defender with Kawhi-like upside sounds more attractive than a 3-and-D like Vassell, or a nice shooter who may not be able to create much for themselves in the pros, as some fear with Haliburton.

    As for the “What about Kevin Knox? He plays the same position!” sophism, remember: a fair number of us a year ago wrote off Ja Morant because the Knicks already had Dennis Smith Jr. It’s one thing to give young talent the chance to grow. It’s another to pass up potentially superior talent because you either assume or enjoying hoping your young talent will develop. Is it too early to settle on what Knox can be? It is. That doesn’t mean he’s earned the right to be anything more than a question mark whenever the Knicks next set foot on a court.

    At minimum, Okoro appears to be someone who excels at things most Knicks don’t, and for what it’s worth there’s talk New York is at least entertaining the thought. A lineup featuring Okoro, Ntilikina, Barrett and Mitchell Robinson would be a joy to watch on defense. Less so on offense, but squeeze a Brandon Ingram in and voila! problem solved, right?

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    Imagine a BI or FVV with a Bertrans added here?

    Knits-Okoro-MItch terrorize offenses.... with FVV dishing and swishing, RJ or Randle the ISO bailout.

    Or BI dominating the offense. With Markanen or Betrans The stretch 4.

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    Marc Berman of The Post reported earlier this week that the front office has scouted Campazzo, who played last season with Real Madrid.

    “The Knicks have scouted Campazzo, need point-guard help and like his game. Whether they will be a serious bidder for the 29-year-old is unclear, but his is a name to keep in mind, pending draft results.”
    Campazzo averaged 10.8 points on 43.0% shooting (38.3% from beyond the arc) and 6.4 assists this past season for Madrid. He’s a tiny 5’11”. but he’s a wizard with the ball in his hands. He’s also done exceptional work with the Argentine national team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    Marc Berman of The Post reported earlier this week that the front office has scouted Campazzo, who played last season with Real Madrid.

    “The Knicks have scouted Campazzo, need point-guard help and like his game. Whether they will be a serious bidder for the 29-year-old is unclear, but his is a name to keep in mind, pending draft results.”
    Campazzo averaged 10.8 points on 43.0% shooting (38.3% from beyond the arc) and 6.4 assists this past season for Madrid. He’s a tiny 5’11”. but he’s a wizard with the ball in his hands. He’s also done exceptional work with the Argentine national team.

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    Never heard of the guy, Facundo Campazzo. Just saw his YouTube vid and he’s a mini Spanish James Harden, he’d be an instant fan fav at MSG. Other NBA teams are interested, here’s an article about him, btw article mentions a guy I’ve mentioned In other posts, Jordan McGlaughlin, if the Knicks are interested in Campazzo and don’t get him.

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly interested in Argentinan point guard Facundo Campazzo.
    Gersson Rosas’ Minnesota Timberwolves will leave no stone unturned as they look to improve their roster talent.
    In the latest evidence of this, the Wolves are continuing to be hot on the trail of Argentinian point guard Facundo Campazzo, who will almost surely enter the NBA via international free agency this offseason.


    Minnesota Timberwolves interested in Facundo Campazzo
    Campazzo has been on the NBA radar for a while, going undrafted in 2013 but being rumored to have interest among teams in the United States nearly every year since.





    He was a teammate of Luka Doncic on Real Madrid, and Doncic recently gave Campazzo a vote of confidence when it comes to the possibility of joining him stateside.
    The Mavericks, of course, are one of the teams rumored to have interest. Most recently, the New York Knicks, along with the Timberwolves and possibly the San Antonio Spurs, have all showed some desire to engage Campazzo with the possibility of coming to the NBA.
    Campazzo is a creative point guard (his nickname is Magician) with an uncanny passing ability and elite court vision. Pull up any highlight video of Facu, as they call him, and you’ll see between-the-legs dishes, no-look dimes, and pinpoint head-manning passes.
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    He also has scoring touch in the paint, scoring over and around defenders despite his diminutive, 5-foot-10 frame. Campazzo’s floater game is the real deal, and his first step appears to be solid as well.
    Campazzo is also a decent 3-point shooter. Despite a poor mark of 31 percent on four 3-point attempts per game in this year’s Euroleague, he had been over 38 percent dating back to 2018 while increasing his number of attempts.
    Playing for Argentina in the 2016 Olympics, Campazzo averaged 15.8 points and 5.8 assists per game across six contests while hitting on 37.8 percent from deep. He also played well in the 2018 FIBA World Cup, putting up 13.3 points and 7.8 assists per game while knocking down 39.1 percent on 3-point attempts.
    Campazzo’s shot release is a bit unorthodox and he can look as though he’s heaving the ball, but if it can go in at something resembling a league-average clip, he can fit in today’s NBA with his high level of creativity with the ball in his hands. Plus, he’s a solid rebounder for his size.


    Campazzo won’t be a fit with the Wolves if they select LaMelo Ball at No. 1 in the upcoming draft, of course. They’re also unlikely to re-sign Jordan McLaughlin and add Campazzo.
    That means that Campazzo joining the Wolves really only seems possible if the Wolves trade down in the draft, and/or don’t retain McLaughlin. Campazzo may be a better fit offensively than McLaughlin, although their skill sets are fairly closely duplicated, but McLaughlin could also be A) cheaper, and B) better defensively.
    One of the main reasons for the Campazzo-to-Minnesota rumors, of course, is the presence of Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach and fellow Argentinian Pablo Prigioni. There’s also the Manu Ginobili connection in San Antonio, and the Doncic connection in Dallas.
    The Knicks … well, they’re the Knicks, so of course they’re rumored to be interested.


    While there are hurdles to clear for Campazzo to be a Timberwolf in the near future, he’s certainly a name to keep on your radar as we inch closer to the offseason.


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    Reportedly, Minny and GS shopping #1 and #2 picks. Why? This draft is not good. I hope we stay away.

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    I haven't followed the Knicks in a while. Took a look at the roster. This is a bum ass team! It's really bad. I'm not one to mortgage the youth but we really need to trade up the draft and get Ball. At minimum we should get Deni Avdija. I don't think Deni will fall to 8 so we'd have to trade up to get him.

    Outside of RJ and Brazdeikis I would entertain offers for anyone on the roster. I like Mitchel but serviceable big men that can rebound aren't exactly rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donchris View Post
    I haven't followed the Knicks in a while. Took a look at the roster. This is a bum ass team! It's really bad. I'm not one to mortgage the youth but we really need to trade up the draft and get Ball. At minimum we should get Deni Avdija. I don't think Deni will fall to 8 so we'd have to trade up to get him.

    Outside of RJ and Brazdeikis I would entertain offers for anyone on the roster. I like Mitchel but serviceable big men that can rebound aren't exactly rare.
    I don’t get the love for Ball. Trading up to get him and having it be a complete disaster is the most Knicks thing we could do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Reportedly, Minny and GS shopping #1 and #2 picks. Why? This draft is not good. I hope we stay away.
    Makes you wonder how highly GSW thinks of Knits or how down they are in Edwards-Wiseman-Ball....

    Bc... there’s a chance GSW does 2nd pick for Knits and the 8th...


    Prospects in the 4-8 range all the same tier type... so, if they don’t want a top 3 and like Knits.... it’s possible they swing the pick our way.

    Knicks would be foolish to sacrifice much and gamble on Ball. For Knits or Knox... maybe, but that’s the extent of it

    That last throw in pick for Melo turned out to be Jamal Murray! Be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafra View Post
    Makes you wonder how highly GSW thinks of Knits or how down they are in Edwards-Wiseman-Ball....

    Bc... there’s a chance GSW does 2nd pick for Knits and the 8th...


    Prospects in the 4-8 range all the same tier type... so, if they don’t want a top 3 and like Knits.... it’s possible they swing the pick our way.

    Knicks would be foolish to sacrifice much and gamble on Ball. For Knits or Knox... maybe, but that’s the extent of it

    That last throw in pick for Melo turned out to be Jamal Murray! Be careful.
    My guess is that to move up it would cost us our 2021 1st round pick, in addition to the 8th pick this year.

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    I’d move up to 2 with GS for Nits and our 8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    I don’t get the love for Ball. Trading up to get him and having it be a complete disaster is the most Knicks thing we could do.
    Look at the roster. You could give up 10 players for Ball and you wouldn't be any worse off. I'm exaggerating a bit but you get the point. I kind of think we place too much value on RJ and Robinson. They are good serviceable players, likely role players on a good team. I don't think we have any real trade assets to get a star like Donnavan Mitchell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by htr10 View Post
    Reportedly, Minny and GS shopping #1 and #2 picks. Why? This draft is not good. I hope we stay away.
    If true this give us the chance to get the two most talented players in the draft in Wiseman and Edwards. You trade RJ to and 27th for 2nd overall pick. The question then becomes is do we gamble with thinking that Wiseman will fall to the #8.

    This is the only way for us to become any kind of contender in the future. If this doesn't happen we will be trying to sign F.A. or making bad trade to build a contender.

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    If you do that, you hope Okoro falls to 8, or the Israeli kid, and you replace RJ there.

    I think if you trade RJ or Ball it has to be for a proven young asset. Can’t roll the dice and trade RJ for the next Anthony Bennett.

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    You act like RJ is really worth something. I'm hoping that Minny or G.S. is a bigger fool than we are and make the trade. Nobody is going to trade us a proven young asset for RJ. Let just hope they feel they can get something out of him.
    Nobody in this draft as far as wing go to be a 'B. King'. We don't need a wing or PG.... We need a SG and PF. We can get them if F.O. is smart enough. That is the whole issue with this 'Is the F.O. smart enough and imaginative enough to create avenue to achieve these goals.

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    You act like Wiseman is worth something. I guarantee you RJ has a spot in NBA for a long time, even if only a role player.

    Who knows if Wiseman is Greg Oden, Greg Ostertag, or Anthony Bennett.

    And, I bet you RJ has better career than Edwards or Ball.

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    This is going to be like the 2017 draft where the smart teams will trade back and the dumb teams will trade up. Best picks in 2017 were Tatum at 3, Mitchell at 13, and Adebayo at 14.

    Absolutely no reason to trade up. Nothing at the top of the draft is that much better than the rest of the pack. If we’re smarter than we’ve been in the past, we’ll get someone just as good at 8.

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