2011 NBA Mock Draft: Comparing Expert Opinions, Knicks Take Kenneth Faried
2011 NBA Mock Draft Nets New York Tough Post Presence in Faried
The Knicks' lack of size led to their early elimination at the hands of the Boston Celtics in this year's playoffs and thus another big body will be what they'll be coveting in this 2011 NBA Mock draft.
Chad Ford thinks that Morehead State stud Kenneth Faried is an ideal candidate for New York at No. 17:
The Knicks need size, rebounding and shot-blocking and no one has been better at that in college than Faried. He has relentless motor on the defensive end. He's a big upgrade over the guy Mike D'Antoni liked to play in the middle -- Jared Jeffries.
Faried may be undersized to play the 4 and 5 position but he plays the game with such high energy and reckless abandon that he can simply hustle his way into having a successful career. Doug Gottlieb adds:
Obviously a tremendous rebounder and athlete who can defend his position. In a draft with so many unknowns, Faried will be in the league 10 years, most of it as a starting power forward. He has a great body and is unrivaled in-game work ethic.
Given the need for toughness in the front court on almost every single team, teams may find themselves fighting for Faried much earlier in the draft. If the Sixers take a pass on him, the Knicks are absolutely going to pounce.
There's no way he drops farther than No. 17.
My pick: Kenneth Faried, PF/C, Morehead State
Weight: 225 lbs
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