robillionaire wrote: knickstape4ever wrote:
robillionaire wrote:I don’t care about too many dudes in the 20s anyway so if they take a flyer on Boston there, I’m fine with it. None of these dudes will be playing under Thibs anyway might as well just swing for home runs
good chance Boston will be there w/ the Pistons pick tho
2nd round is where he's projected right now + teams picking in the back of the 1st round are mostly contenders who want players who can help them win now....Boston ain't that player; he's a project
Toppin was supposed to help us win now and he’s a 23 year old project. I’d rather just throw some chances on a young kid at least. Jaden McDaniels was supposed to be a top 10 pick and was terrible in the ncaa, few here wanted him, and he’s now showing some flashes after going in the late 1st, that’s about the category I see Boston in. Maybe by the time these kids hit age 20 they’ll turn into something
I agree with trying to knock the ball out of the park. The only older player I would consider is Kispert, because we desperately need shooting. Great college shooters usually translate to the next level, with the new style of play in the NBA.
This is why I suggest trading Randle. Maybe we could get a few mid to late first rounders for him, and we could build around a young squad in RJ, Mitch, IQ, a couple of 19 year olds out of this draft (maybe 3 if we trade Randle). Let's go for the full rebuild with guys who are all around the same age. We can still add these one year vets as needed to build out the rest of the roster. If there's one thing the Knicks are 'good' at, it's finding vets that can contribute. I'm not sure that's something to be proud of, but it's worth mentioning.
In regards to McDaniels, he sure would look good in a Knicks uni. Another guy we missed out on. We could have traded down twice, gathered a few more assets (maybe a future first), and drafted him. The kid looks like he's going to pretty solid in the league for a long time to come.