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2009 New York Knick's Draft Preview
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With almost a dynasty of mediocrity behind us, Knicks fans should have something to look forward to this upcoming year.

The Knicks have the eighth pick this year, and with it I suspect them to draft Davidson's Stephen Curry. Curry is a dynamic scorer who shoots from long distance at ease. He averaged 29 points last year for a Davidson team team that narrowly missed the Big Dance.

Stephen would be a perfect fit on the Knicks, a team that lacked consistency on the offensive side throughout the entire year. Curry has played at the historic stadium of Madison Square Garden for Davidson before, and with luck he will be playing there as Knick next season.

Unfortunately, Curry's scoring talents might be too tempting in the eyes of teams such as the Grizzlies, Thunder, and Timberwolves who are in dire need of a dangerous scorer.

If this is the case, then the Knicks will end up drafting Jordan Hill who has drawn many comparisons to Amar'e Stoudemire. I recently wrote about the Knicks getting Amar'e, but I would much rather have Jordan who is younger and who has never had major surgery on his knees.

Jordan played for Arizona, and he came up huge in the Big Dance last year, leading Arizona- the 12 seed- over number 5 seed Utah. He averaged 18 points, 11 rebounds, and nearly two blocks in the 08-09 season. In the NBA, Hill would continue to be a dominant force down low with his 6-10, 235 pound body.

Either way, the Knicks will be getting a very good rookie in the 2009 NBA draft.

 

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