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Knicks Report
jay jade
May 25, 2006
 
Team href=/profile//> Name: href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York href=/profile//> Knicks
Draft href=/profile//> Picks: href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 29
Depth href=/profile//> Chart:
PG: href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Marbury, href=/profile//> N. href=/profile//> Robinson, href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Francis
SG: href=/profile//> J. href=/profile//> Crawford, href=/profile//> Q. href=/profile//> Richardson
SF: href=/profile//> J. href=/profile//> Rose, href=/profile//> Q. href=/profile//> Woods*
PF: href=/profile//> C. href=/profile//> Frye, href=/profile//> D. href=/profile//> Lee, href=/profile//> M. href=/profile//> Rose, href=/profile//> M. href=/profile//> Taylor
C: href=/profile//> E. href=/profile//> Curry, href=/profile//> J. href=/profile//> James, href=/profile//> J. href=/profile//> Butler*

2005-206
href=/profile//> href=/profile//> href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> suppose href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> Larry href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> brought href=/profile//> pride href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> respect href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> New href=/profile//> York. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> planned. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> slow href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> using href=/profile//> M. href=/profile//> Barnes href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> SF. href=/profile//> From href=/profile//> begging href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> end, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> highlight href=/profile//> besiedes href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Janaury. href=/profile//> Larry href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> couldn't href=/profile//> decide href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rotation, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> clashed href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> players, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> blame href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> organization href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> instead href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> him.

Draft href=/profile//> Needs:
At href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> ready href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> plent href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> talent href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> every href=/profile//> position. href=/profile//> Depending href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> traded(S. href=/profile//> Marbury) href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> gets href=/profile//> fired(Larry href=/profile//> Brown) href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> dictate href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> how href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> goes.
1)What href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> either href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> PG(For href=/profile//> example href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Livingston) href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> SG href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> vision(A. href=/profile//> Iguadala) href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> side href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Marbury href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Francis. href=/profile//>
2)They href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> perimeter href=/profile//> stopper. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> position, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> problem href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> can't href=/profile//> stop href=/profile//> anyone. href=/profile//> A href=/profile//> perimeter href=/profile//> stopper href=/profile//> would href=/profile//> greatly href=/profile//> benefit href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Knicks.
3)The href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> lack href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rugged href=/profile//> rebounder href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> blocker href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Eddy href=/profile//> Curry. href=/profile//>

GM's href=/profile//> Draft href=/profile//> Strategy:
Isiah href=/profile//> Thomas href=/profile//> loves href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> athletic href=/profile//> players. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> recent href=/profile//> years href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> done href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fine href=/profile//> job href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> T. href=/profile//> Ariza href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 2004 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> Frye, href=/profile//> Robinson, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Lee href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 2005. href=/profile//> Don't href=/profile//> forget href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Thomas href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> respnsible href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> drafting href=/profile//> Tracey href=/profile//> McGrady. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> thing href=/profile//> Thomas href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> do href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> eye href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> talent.

Personal href=/profile//> analysis:
The href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bulls href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Curry href=/profile//> trade href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 29 href=/profile//> pick. href=/profile//> With href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> picks href=/profile//> I href=/profile//> believe href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> should href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rugged href=/profile//> rebounder. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> dreams, href=/profile//> Shelden href=/profile//> Williams href=/profile//> falls href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> spot. href=/profile//> If href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> doesn't, href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> R. href=/profile//> Rondo, href=/profile//> M. href=/profile//> Collins, href=/profile//> S. href=/profile//> Williams, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> R. href=/profile//> Brewer href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> long href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> overall href=/profile//> talent. href=/profile//> With href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 29 href=/profile//> pick href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> either href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> talent(Josh href=/profile//> Boone) href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> international href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> stay href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> seas(Saer href=/profile//> Sene) href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> full href=/profile//> bench.

Other href=/profile//> considerations:
1) href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> Knicks href=/profile//> fired href=/profile//> Larry href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> run href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> faster href=/profile//> pace href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> case href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> flyers href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> M. href=/profile//> Ager.
2) href=/profile//> Larry href=/profile//> Brown href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> coach href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> forces href=/profile//> Thomas href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> likes href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> R. href=/profile//> Rondo, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> specialist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> PG.
 
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