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smackeddog
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1/10/2017  5:05 AM
Looking at the standings, we're 7 losses out of the top spot. At the moment we're out of the playoffs, and would have the 12th pick:

http://www.tankathon.com

I don't like tanking (especially not the Sixers approach), but I do think if your at the mid point of the season and it looks like your not going to make the playoffs, then it's time to start thinking about getting a high pick- I don't want to miss the playoffs and end with a pick outside the top 10 (and there are a lot of teams with bad records).

This draft seems to have some very good PGs (Draftexpress has the top 3 as PGs). Here are the top ones:

Markelle Fultz:


Lonzo Ball:


Dennis Smith:


Malik Monk (PG/SG)

AUTOADVERT
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1/10/2017  8:31 AM
We won't be bad enough for a top 5 pick. If the season ended today, we would make the playoffs in the west. The focus should be on the 7-12 spots, which should still provide a good long-term starting player. De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac, OG Anunoby, Mile Bridges, Harry Giles, and Frank Ntilikina seem like players who might be in our range.
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1/10/2017  8:59 AM
Knixkik wrote:We won't be bad enough for a top 5 pick. If the season ended today, we would make the playoffs in the west. The focus should be on the 7-12 spots, which should still provide a good long-term starting player. De'Aaron Fox, Jonathan Isaac, OG Anunoby, Mile Bridges, Harry Giles, and Frank Ntilikina seem like players who might be in our range.

If Rose doesn't return or gets shipped out, I see melo eventually resting his shoulder- we could fall hard and fast in the standings

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1/10/2017  9:04 AM
Anyone who says there is talent later in the draft, we don't have to tank- I have one thing to say:

Stephon Curry

Should have been a Knick - and yes, god knows this organization would have traded him.

But, here was a rare case of the FO actually finding/wanting a talent, but winning just a few meaningless games and thus preventing us from being able to draft him.

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1/10/2017  9:14 AM
How many first round picks do we have as of today?

We are not bad enough to secure a high pick, a trade has to be made.

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1/10/2017  9:20 AM
one first round , two second rounders
i think we can get solid players like the french point guard frank ntitikila or a og anunoby and two euro stashes we will be ok in the draft
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1/10/2017  10:57 AM
dacash wrote:one first round , two second rounders
i think we can get solid players like the french point guard frank ntitikila or a og anunoby and two euro stashes we will be ok in the draft

Yes exactly.

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1/10/2017  11:15 AM
A Pg who could defend well would be nice - feels we haven't had one since Charlie Ward and Chris childs
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1/10/2017  3:33 PM    LAST EDITED: 1/10/2017  3:33 PM
dacash wrote:one first round , two second rounders
i think we can get solid players like the french point guard frank ntitikila or a og anunoby and two euro stashes we will be ok in the draft

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1/10/2017  5:29 PM
Knixkik wrote:
dacash wrote:one first round , two second rounders
i think we can get solid players like the french point guard frank ntitikila or a og anunoby and two euro stashes we will be ok in the draft

Yes exactly.

Yeah, agreed. I love OG Anunoby for this team - I think he's an ideal guy to put next to KP - KP would be the 4/5 of the future, OG could be the 3/4

I'm in favor of building a team of long rangy guys at every position who can shoot it. Justin Holiday and KP are good fits.

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1/10/2017  5:53 PM    LAST EDITED: 1/10/2017  5:53 PM
De'Aaron Fox

Frank Ntilikina

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1/10/2017  6:16 PM
For those who haven't seen much of the latest college prospects, today would be a great day to get a look.

Kentucky vs Vanderbilt-7PM-ESPN
Get a chance to see Isiah Briscoe, Malik Monk, and Dearon Fox in action.

Xavier vs Villanova-7PM-FS1
I'm most interested in this one because Josh Hart and Edmund Sumner are the among the most practical targets in the draft. Josh Hart is one of the best two way shooting guards in college who can do a little bit of everything, while Sumner is a pretty good PG with solid intangibles. Highly recommend this game.

Duke vs FSU-8PM-ACC Netork
If we get lucky and score a top pick then Jayson Tatum is a must see. He is virtually a Tobias Harris/Melo 2.0;however, Dwayne Bacon is a much more practical target. He is a really crafty scorer, but I worry about his quickness as a guard.

Indiana vs Maryland-9PM-ESPN
Want to see what the OG Anunoby hype is about then this is game. Total beast on both ends of the floor.
Melo Trimble is also a decent 2nd round prospect for a guard aswell, great shooter who can move the ball.

Kansas vs. Oklahoma-9PM-ESPN2
Devonte Graham is another great 2nd round prospect. Pesky defender with great quickness and solid intangibles for a point guard.

The Future is Bright!
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1/10/2017  6:36 PM
my vote would be for de-aaron fox. get rid of jennings and draft this kid (who should be available). super freak john wall athlete who can defend and pass. 6-5 lefty PG
Knicks should be improved: win about 40 games and maybe sneak into the playoffs. Melo, Rose and even Noah will have some nice moments however this team should be about PORZINGUS. the sooner they make him the primary player, the better
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1/11/2017  7:56 AM
my good people a list of various draft sires and their picks for us:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2017/
draftexpress has us going for pf harry giles in the first round and alpha kapa and melo tremble in the second rounds
http://www.nbadraft.net/2017mock_draft
nbadraft.net has lauri markkenen?( dont know him ) and tyler roberson and nigel hayes
http://www.draftsite.com/nba/mock-draft/2017/
these guys say Markkanen again plus kapa but also Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
they say markkanen again
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mikemock.php
these guys say jarret allen plus issac haas and tyler dorsey
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mock.php ( this one looks to be old)
also frank johnson and monte morris
http://nesn.com/2017/01/nba-mock-draft-2017-first-round-pick-celtics-lakers-76ers-predictions/
these guys say miles bridges
http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2017-nba-mock-draft.html
these guys say miles bridges plus monte morris and pj dozier
oh and espn says og onuby

So thats a little consesus on the knicks picks most have us picking at 12 to 15
nobody knows how the draft will play out but which of these guys is interesting to you all?

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1/11/2017  8:02 AM
markkanen is a 7 ft pf kinda like kp6 lite
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Top-NBA-Prospects-in-the-Pac-12-Part-2-Lauri-Markkanen-Scouting-Video-5664/
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Matchup-Video-Ivan-Rabb-vs-Lauri-Markkanen-5767/
http://www.draftexpress.com/article/Matchup-Video-Miles-Bridges-vs-Lauri-Markkanen-5738/
some vids of him
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1/11/2017  9:56 AM
Justin patton. Very very high on him. Part Marcus camby a little Anthony Davis great kid
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1/11/2017  10:24 PM
dacash wrote:my good people a list of various draft sires and their picks for us:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2017/
draftexpress has us going for pf harry giles in the first round and alpha kapa and melo tremble in the second rounds
http://www.nbadraft.net/2017mock_draft
nbadraft.net has lauri markkenen?( dont know him ) and tyler roberson and nigel hayes
http://www.draftsite.com/nba/mock-draft/2017/
these guys say Markkanen again plus kapa but also Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
they say markkanen again
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mikemock.php
these guys say jarret allen plus issac haas and tyler dorsey
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mock.php ( this one looks to be old)
also frank johnson and monte morris
http://nesn.com/2017/01/nba-mock-draft-2017-first-round-pick-celtics-lakers-76ers-predictions/
these guys say miles bridges
http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2017-nba-mock-draft.html
these guys say miles bridges plus monte morris and pj dozier
oh and espn says og onuby

So thats a little consesus on the knicks picks most have us picking at 12 to 15
nobody knows how the draft will play out but which of these guys is interesting to you all?

Why would we be going after a center when the Knicks need a PG?

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1/11/2017  10:35 PM
Lonzo Ball is the best passer out the group. He's the tallest too...that's the guy I want
You know why I'm here....
dacash
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1/11/2017  11:01 PM
wargames wrote:
dacash wrote:my good people a list of various draft sires and their picks for us:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2017/
draftexpress has us going for pf harry giles in the first round and alpha kapa and melo tremble in the second rounds
http://www.nbadraft.net/2017mock_draft
nbadraft.net has lauri markkenen?( dont know him ) and tyler roberson and nigel hayes
http://www.draftsite.com/nba/mock-draft/2017/
these guys say Markkanen again plus kapa but also Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
they say markkanen again
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mikemock.php
these guys say jarret allen plus issac haas and tyler dorsey
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mock.php ( this one looks to be old)
also frank johnson and monte morris
http://nesn.com/2017/01/nba-mock-draft-2017-first-round-pick-celtics-lakers-76ers-predictions/
these guys say miles bridges
http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2017-nba-mock-draft.html
these guys say miles bridges plus monte morris and pj dozier
oh and espn says og onuby

So thats a little consesus on the knicks picks most have us picking at 12 to 15
nobody knows how the draft will play out but which of these guys is interesting to you all?

Why would we be going after a center when the Knicks need a PG?

lol ask the so called experts

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1/11/2017  11:07 PM
dacash wrote:
wargames wrote:
dacash wrote:my good people a list of various draft sires and their picks for us:
http://www.draftexpress.com/nba-mock-draft/2017/
draftexpress has us going for pf harry giles in the first round and alpha kapa and melo tremble in the second rounds
http://www.nbadraft.net/2017mock_draft
nbadraft.net has lauri markkenen?( dont know him ) and tyler roberson and nigel hayes
http://www.draftsite.com/nba/mock-draft/2017/
these guys say Markkanen again plus kapa but also Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
http://www.tankathon.com/mock_draft
they say markkanen again
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mikemock.php
these guys say jarret allen plus issac haas and tyler dorsey
https://walterfootball.com/nbadraft2017mock.php ( this one looks to be old)
also frank johnson and monte morris
http://nesn.com/2017/01/nba-mock-draft-2017-first-round-pick-celtics-lakers-76ers-predictions/
these guys say miles bridges
http://www.nbadraftroom.com/p/2017-nba-mock-draft.html
these guys say miles bridges plus monte morris and pj dozier
oh and espn says og onuby

So thats a little consesus on the knicks picks most have us picking at 12 to 15
nobody knows how the draft will play out but which of these guys is interesting to you all?

Why would we be going after a center when the Knicks need a PG?

lol ask the so called experts

Yeah center is the only position we are set at. KP is a center. Willy can be an excellent backup center similar to Enis Kanter. We can use help at every other position.

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