4 players a Knicks could take with a 8th collect in NBA draft

Malik Monk

Position: Shooting Guard. Height: 6-4.

Age: 19. School Kentucky.

Breakdown: Monk is small for a wing in a NBA, though a group drafting him will wish he creates adult for a lot of those disadvantages with his athleticism. Monk is a scorer, plain and simple, as a top-notch burst shooter who knocked down 40 percent of his treys during Kentucky. But he’s reduction of a playmaker and some-more of a catch-and-shoot nominal piece, that a Knicks already have in Courtney Lee. If Monk can rise into a combo ensure who can run a point, he’d be a improved fit in NY.

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Malik Monk is a scorer, plain and simple.

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Frank Ntilikina

Position: Point Guard. Height: 6-5.

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Age: 18. School: (France).

Breakdown: Phil Jackson has determined his welfare for European players, or a form whose personalities haven’t been unprotected to a pick-and-roll complicated AAU game. The meditative is that a Europeans are some-more fair to using a triangle. It’s because we shouldn’t be astounded if a Knicks go for Ntilikina, a Frenchman, who played professionally in Belgium final season. Ntilikina has good distance and plays selflessly, though there are questions about his ability to matchup adult physically with bigger and stronger athletes in a NBA. In other words, a same concerns with many European prospects.

Dennis Smith

Position: Point guard. Height: 6-3.

Age: 19. School: N.C. State.

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Breakdown: Great descent prolongation from Smith final deteriorate a small some-more than a year private from ACL surgery, averaging 20 points and 7 assists as a freshman. He can expostulate and finish with a best of them, generally in a open court. But Smith has a lot to learn about being a indicate ensure and heading a team. The Wolfpack finished passed final in a ACC in defense, and Smith’s contributions to that beating will be heavily analyzed. The final thing New York’s porous invulnerability needs is a redo of Derrick Rose guarding a perimeter.

Justin Jackson fits a triangle as a clever scorer and passer from a wing.

Justin Jackson fits a triangle as a clever scorer and passer from a wing.

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Justin Jackson

Position: Small forward. Height: 6-8.

Age: 22. School: UNC.

Breakdown: Really helped his breeze batch during a Tarheels’ championship run, though many ridicule drafts have Jackson descending to a teenagers − next New York’s stream position. Still, there’s reported seductiveness from New York after he met with Knicks coronet final week during a combine, and he fits a triangle as a clever scorer and passer from a wing. Two things, though: he’s comparison than many of a lottery prospects, and he needs to supplement flesh on his frame. The Knicks possess dual second turn picks and a integrate mobile resources to try to parlay into another pick.

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