Who do you want the Knicks to draft next year?
I will admit that it’s too early to start talking about the 2019 NBA draft. For goodness sake, the regular season hasn’t even started yet.
But, it’s still fun to ponder.
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report has posted a way too early NBA mock draft and he has the New York Knicks taking Duke University freshman forward Cam Reddish with the fourth overall pick.
Here’s what Wasserman wrote about Reddish and the Knicks:
There will be games when Cam Reddish looks like Duke’s No. 1 prospect. Consistency and efficiency will be the keys to avoid criticism, as he’s developed a reputation for playing hero ball and lacking urgency.
But at 6’8″ with long arms and exciting athleticism, Reddish’s ball-handling, three-level scoring and defensive versatility fuel star-caliber upside.
He may raise questions throughout the year, but none the New York Knicks can take too seriously if given the chance to add him. On paper, eight months before the draft, Reddish would seem to fit nicely alongside Kevin Knox, another interchangeable forward/wing.
I would honestly like to see the Knicks take a point guard instead, due to the fact that Frank Ntilikina hasn’t looked very impressive so far.
It also doesn’t look like either Emmanuel Mudiay or Trey Burke are longterm answers at the one spot.
What’s really scary about this mock draft is the fact that Wasserman has the Boston Celtics using the second overall pick on Duke center Zion Williamson. That really wouldn’t be fair.
All we can do is blame the Sacramento Kings for trading their first round pick to Boston because it continues to make the rich even richer.
Comment below and tell us who you want the Knicks to draft next spring.
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