With the 20th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks picked Renaldo Balkman. The 6-8, 210-pound small forward from South Carolina has won Knicks fans over with his energic play. InsideHoops.com recently met with Balkman for an exclusive interview.

InsideHoops.com: Talk about bringing energy. You're doing it, just like Isiah Thomas and the team hoped you'd be able to do.

Renaldo Balkman: That was my goal, coming in. Work hard. Tough. Go out and do whatever so they can feel my presense out there on the floor.

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