Isiah's draft plans a tough pick

Isiah's draft plans a tough pick

There are 7 comments on the Newsday story from May 28, 2007, titled Isiah's draft plans a tough pick. In it, Newsday reports that:

The Knicks own one pick in next month's draft, and there's been greater speculation about what they're going to do with that pick rather than whom they're planning to select with it.

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“hello exerybody !”

Since: Feb 07

long island,ny

#1 May 28, 2007
Well....one thing I'll say for Isiah....He does seem to do well with his "out of the box" draft style....
venom

Albany, NY

#2 May 29, 2007
mickeeteeze wrote:
Well....one thing I'll say for Isiah....He does seem to do well with his "out of the box" draft style....
Balkman and Collins last year Frye and Lee the year before and Trevor Ariza in the 2nd round a year before that is a good bunch. If it wasn't for the Jerome James, Francis disasters (and Jefferies maybe) he would grade out even better. and no I didn't forget sideshow Nate. He needs to step up in his 3rd year
dubs

Bronx, NY

#3 May 29, 2007
phat yo !!

“hello exerybody !”

Since: Feb 07

long island,ny

#4 May 29, 2007
venom wrote:
<quoted text>Balkman and Collins last year Frye and Lee the year before and Trevor Ariza in the 2nd round a year before that is a good bunch. If it wasn't for the Jerome James, Francis disasters (and Jefferies maybe) he would grade out even better. and no I didn't forget sideshow Nate. He needs to step up in his 3rd year
Yeah....he see's things that other guys don't. About Nate....no matter how much the crowd loves his "sideshow",he's on borrowed time now.
The idea is for THE TEAM to win games. Other than as a 3rd quarter quick sub,he will need a lot more improvement. It's always fun to watch a "lunchpail guy",but again....WIN.
Gonna be an interesting off-season. I don't see ANY untouchables. I guess Curry. Not Marbury. Not Crawford.
GarvadoThompson

Nassau, Bahamas

#5 May 29, 2007
It's time the Knicks get Barror Davis and let Starbury gooo also get O'neal and work on gettin a great shooter But what do a guy from The Bahamas knows
jerry

AOL

#6 May 30, 2007
Knicks should look into making a trade with either Portland or Seattle. Both have 2 2nd round picks this year. This draft is deep and these picks are close to the top of the 2nd round. They can go after what they really need. They need a guy to block shots and Sean Williams is the best in the draft at that. He has been labeled as a head case, but we need to take a serious look at him. He would be the perfect player for the Knicks in this draft. In trading their one for two 2nds the Knicks will have the option of getting someone else, possibly Herbert Hill, who is solid and has improved every year, at 6'10 he can also block shots and rebound, and has a good attitude. If the Knicks don't have both/one of these players available they can go after a small forward or shooting guard/point guard. Isiah has been great at getting talent late in the draft. Even Trevor who they traded is doing well with Orlando. If the Knicks can't get two seconds for their first, perhaps they can trade Jeffries in a package deal. Also Portland might take James since Nate McMillan coached him in Seattle and was able to use him effectively. Jeffries becomes obsolete with the emergence of Balkman. I think he is a good player but knicks need more rebounding and shotblocking help. Both Sean Williams and Herbert Hill give you these needed skills. Also Seattle and Portland pick 1 and 2 so they might want to pick up just one more player in the first round. They will be more trade friendly.

I think this an opportunity that the Knicks cannot pass up. If they do a hit and miss on Sean Williams they still have another second round pick. They may also be able to package a deal for a player/s or draft picks. Seattle has the 7ft center Sene who can block shots in abundance, they may be willing to part with him for a first round pick now that they are picking number 2 overall. The Knicks can then throw in Jeffries and a first, taking Sene and a second. This would be the ideal situation since they would have a chance at two of the most proficient shotblockers emerging, Sean Williams and Sene. Now that would be a steal of a deal. Then perhaps the Knicks could send James and a second to Portland for their two second round pics (and pick up someone elses contract in portland).

Just a lot of options, Isiah. Please don't go after O'Neal. We don't need two big men down low demanding the ball. It would be better to keep the team together that they have now to build unity and also to keep a young core group together for the next 10 years. That is what championships are built on. Trading away Frye, Nate and any other combination for O'Neal would take away from team moral. It would also undercut the future which Isiah/fans have worked and hoped for for so long. Isiah, do the right thing, we are hoping in you.

The Knicks should trade Francis for Kenyon Martin, that would give the Knicks a proven player who can post up down low and provide defense, rebounding and shotblocking. He is a proven winner and his stock has never been as low. He would be a perfect fit for the Knicks until some of their younger players develop and command more time. None of the younger players can post up like Kenyon and play position defense on power forwards in the league.
theodore

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Jun 3, 2007
iam made

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