Acquiring those Draft Picks

Written by Nicholas McGowan

Acquiring those Draft Picks

The New York Knicks are not going to be a contender next year to win a championship, they probably will not be a good team either, for those reasons the Knicks’ plan moving forward is to rebuild next year. With a first round draft pick paired with tons of money to spend in free agency, the Knicks have an opportunity this year to further help their cause in 2015. Phil Jackson recently spoke about buying a draft pick, how high that draft pick will be is still yet to be determined, but adding a young player to this roster will help. The Knicks do not draft as bad as believed, we just trade away our picks every year. Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. have been great first round pickups, Toure Murray is drawing interest from the Bulls, Warriors, and the Nets. Let us not also forget that the Knicks found Jeremy Lin and made him into a 3 year 25 million dollar man. Adding a young player would be great. This young player has the potential to be a factor in our rebuilding process next year. Let us take a look at where the Knicks might be able to acquire a draft round pick, for both straight up cash considerations and for perhaps trading a player for a pick.

Darryl Morey the Houston Rockets general manager, recently on ESPN radio compared this years draft to that of 2003 and 2005. The draft at the top is similar to that of 2003 yet the depth is more comparable to 2005. Looking at the 2003, 2005, Continue reading

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Episode 249: Getting Answers from Mike Woodson

We have a lengthy chat with the former Knicks coach about his strategies, play calling, and much more, we also talk about the Knicks getting eliminated from the playoffs and what to expect this summer from the Knicks and from this show.

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Episode 248: Alternate Universe

Jay gets a call from alternate universe Marc where all of Woodsons decisions have worked out great.  We also talk about how things could have gone differently the last two games, how the Knicks are all but eliminated, some listener questions, mostly non-playoff related and more

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Episode 247: Playoff Mush

The Knicks continue the most pathetic limp towards the playoffs we’ve ever seen as Jay and Marc talk about how a team that gives up 50 point quarters and looks like they aren’t trying every other game can actually be gaining ground on the final playoff spot.

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Episode 243: Not Mathematically Eliminated

Jay and Will talk about the last four games, top 5 things in NYC that are worse than the Knicks, available free agents this summer, Melos mindset, and much more

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Episode 242: Post Trade Deadline Extravatacular

Marc and Jay talk about the zero moves that were made by the Knicks before the trade deadline, the four games since the last show, lots of mock interviews, Will our resident Nets fan calls in, lots of questions and more

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