NBA Draft: Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks' 10 Smartest Draft Picks

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NBA Draft: Patrick Ewing and the New York Knicks' 10 Smartest Draft Picks
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The New York Knicks have only drafted one player who has stayed with the team for more than five consecutive seasons in the last 25 years, and the person who earned this honor was better at football than basketball in college.

New York has made a litany of brainless picks over the years (Jordan Hill over Brandon Jennings and Ty Lawson being my recent favorite), but 10 smart picks in particular have gone on to great success with the Knickerbockers.

The following 10 men aren't necessarily the 10 best players in Knicks history, but given some of their draft positions, they are the 10 smartest picks the Knicks have made.

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