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2018 Draft Thread (UPDATED POLL)

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Who ya wanna tank for?

Luka Doncic
47
57%
Marvin Bagley
6
7%
Michael Porter Jr
19
23%
Mohamed Bamba
2
2%
DeAndre Ayton
2
2%
Hamidou Diallo
0
No votes
Kevin Knox
0
No votes
Colin Sexton
1
1%
Miles Bridges
2
2%
Isaac Bonga
4
5%
 
Total votes: 83

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Post#101 » by WajaBawl » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:13 pm

With the addition of THJr., what are realistic expectations for next years draft? I'm fairly confident I can think of at least 5 teams who look worse than us, which leaves us out of a top 5 pick. Are we looking at a pick in the 7-10 range again? And if that's the case, who looks like a promising prospect who we can realistically draft?
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#102 » by Dkillanyk4lyf » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:19 pm

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Knicksfan1992 wrote:I love Bridges fit with our core and I know I can't fall in love with Doncic or Porter because it's unrealistic to think we can get that high of a draft pick. Swiss army knife 3/4 tweener who can protect the rim and has shown a jumper. Bridges could be right around that 10 spot. Give me all of the Miles and let's go to war in 2020 with old man Melo back ring chasing lol


Dude we are going to be the worst team in the league next year.

The only team that may be worst than us is atlanta.

Doncic and mpjr are legit possibilities.


You think Brooklyn will be better than us?


Yes. That lin-russell backcourt alone gets them at least 25 or more wins especially in the east.

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That's a 30 win team in this eastern conference.
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#103 » by K-DOT » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:25 pm

WajaBawl wrote:With the addition of THJr., what are realistic expectations for next years draft? I'm fairly confident I can think of at least 5 teams who look worse than us, which leaves us out of a top 5 pick. Are we looking at a pick in the 7-10 range again? And if that's the case, who looks like a promising prospect who we can realistically draft?

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Post#104 » by Milk » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm

WajaBawl wrote:With the addition of THJr., what are realistic expectations for next years draft? I'm fairly confident I can think of at least 5 teams who look worse than us, which leaves us out of a top 5 pick. Are we looking at a pick in the 7-10 range again? And if that's the case, who looks like a promising prospect who we can realistically draft?


Hamidou Diallo, Miles Bridges and possibly Kevin Knox (if he slips) all are wing players expected/projected at the 7-10 range.

Wouldn't really mind Diallo tbh.

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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#105 » by Knicksfan1992 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:27 pm

WajaBawl wrote:With the addition of THJr., what are realistic expectations for next years draft? I'm fairly confident I can think of at least 5 teams who look worse than us, which leaves us out of a top 5 pick. Are we looking at a pick in the 7-10 range again? And if that's the case, who looks like a promising prospect who we can realistically draft?


I honestly think we're going to win around 30-35 games again with KP taking another leap forward, our young guys all improving and I'm anticipating the additions of Harkless and Rondo which should improve our defense around the board.

That's why I'm not sweating Porter or Doncic. It's just not realistic for us to win 20-25 games
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Post#106 » by Nyk_Fatboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:31 pm

bamba, porter, doncic, ayton this feels like a 4 man draft and the wheels kind of fall off after that in terms of game changer potential.
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Post#107 » by 3toheadmelo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:40 pm

Troy brown jr is realistic

Insane court vision for a 6'7 guy that can also shoot
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#108 » by ZKnicks » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:44 pm

I haven't done much research, but the first look at this draft is pretty impressive.

Mo Bamba definitely stood out as someone that is extremely intelligent, great attitude and has incredible measurements.
Wouldn't mind him at all if we went big in the draft. Ayton is also very interesting if we go that route.

Otherwise definitely intrigued by Doncic and I see a lot of potential in Diallo.
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Post#109 » by 3toheadmelo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:46 pm

Remember the name
Darius perry
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#110 » by Triple C » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:48 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:Remember the name
Darius perry


He's going to Dallas, arleady booked, sorry
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#111 » by 3toheadmelo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:54 pm

Triple C wrote:
3toheadmelo wrote:Remember the name
Darius perry


He's going to Dallas, arleady booked, sorry

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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#112 » by Nyk_Fatboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:03 pm

doncic opens up everything. frank can become more of a lead guard that controls tempo and defends while doncic can be your go to guy making plays and decisions with the ball, he's pretty much a 6'8 point forward i love his fit.

frank
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porzingis
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thats probably the most unselfish, promising young core we've ever had that actually makes sense and fits together.
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#113 » by Marty McFly » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:11 pm

Nyk_Fatboy wrote:doncic opens up everything. frank can become more of a lead guard that controls tempo and defend while doncic can be your go to guy making plays and decisions with the ball, he's pretty much a point forward i love his fit.

frank
hardaway
doncic
porzingis
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thats probably the most unselfish, promising young core we've ever had that actually makes sense and fits together.

most unselfish young core since those clyde/reed teams. clyde was 25 and reed was 28 when they won the knicks first chip.
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#114 » by Louielou » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:15 pm

I would love for us to be in position to take Doncic, but if we pick a little later than that how about some love for Robert Williams? An explosive leaper that would greatly compliment KP or Hernangomez who's working to extend his range. He would add more wingspan could make for a great picknroll partner.
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Post#115 » by 3toheadmelo » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:15 pm

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Post#116 » by Nyk_Fatboy » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:17 pm



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Post#117 » by 3toheadmelo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:43 pm

darius perry is one of the best players in the draft

yeah i said it and i dont care

his stock will blow up under pitino and will be a lotto pick

give me perry and start frank at the 2
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Post#118 » by 3toheadmelo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:45 pm

im very shocked to see ayton have only ONE vote

wow
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Re: 2018 Draft Thread 

Post#119 » by Louielou » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:31 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:im very shocked to see ayton have only ONE vote

wow


Stretch 5 Porzingis doesn't need a center besides him my dude
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Post#120 » by Worst_to_First » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:42 pm

3toheadmelo wrote:im very shocked to see ayton have only ONE vote

wow


Out of full transparency that vote came from me. I think I'm the only one that includes Ayton in that Porter/Doncic tier.

It's been far too long since we had two-way athletic bigs who can rebound the ball well. Ayton can be developed into that cheat-code bigman that could do anything on the court. I'm not sold on KP being a full-time Center and not ready to anoint WHG as the undisputed starter.

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