Ever since the first draft workout's began in 2009, everyone knew that the New York Knicks wanted to draft Stephan Curry. The team obviously wanted to add a dominant college scorer to compliment LeBron James (the Knicks are considered strong front runners in the LeBron sweepstakes) in 2010.
Fast forward to the 2009 NBA playoffs and LeBron has two Curry-like guards in Delonte West and Mo Williams. James is ousted from the playoffs because of a three-point shooting team and because no center on Cleveland's roster could match up with Dwight Howard.
Knowing that LeBron is more than likely to go to New York in a couple years, people want New York to build a team like Cleveland.
Would you rather have New York build a team that could correct the flaws of Cleveland?
Selecting a tall power forward in Jordan Hill sets LeBron up with a possible all-star caliber level big man to play with if he comes to the Knicks.