2009 NBA Draft: How Will the Knicks Blow It This Time?

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IMay 25, 2009

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 6:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Davidson Wildcats drives during the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 6, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The 2009 NBA draft is looming, and with another another lottery pick in the Knicks lap, let’s take a look at some of the ways that the Knicks can blow this as they so often do...

1. Don’t draft Stephen Curry, even though he is on the board.

At the No. 8 spot, it’s pretty cut and dry that Curry is the logical selection should he be on the board. He can provide instant offense to a Knicks team looking to transition into, well, a transition team.

Aside from a deft shooting touch and immeasurable heart, Curry also has above average floor vision and ball handling.  Can develop into a very nice combo-guard.

2. Trade the No. 8 pick, along with our first round pick in the next draft(s), for some disgruntled veteran three years past his prime, or an unproven player who bromances with his chauffeur. (e.g. Camby and No. 7 Pick Nene Hilario for Antonio Mcdyess, two First round picks for Eddy Curry, etc.)

3. Draft Chase Budinger.

There’s not much explanation that would be needed to describe how bad this pick would be. Some experts have Curry going to the warriors, creating the greatest guard-guard-guard-guard-guard lineup in history.

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These experts also think the Knicks will take WaMu Chase Budinger. Brief moment while I say a prayer for god to strike me with lightning if we draft Budinger...Okay, Good.

I’d rather take DeJuan Blair, who’s projected a few picks later, than waste another pick on a one dimensional forward.

4. Draft Frederic Weis again.

I heard he’s been working on his game and he’s ready for a triumphant return to the NBA.

I’m just kidding. Jokes people...jokes.

On the other hand, let’s look at some ways the Knicks can actually use this pick.

1. Draft Curry.

2. Trade up for the third pick and take Ricky Rubio. A pg who can run your team for the next 15 years. I like the prospects.



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