To the "GROUND ZERO" fanatics, looks like the basketball gods are smiling upon our Knicks. Daniel Orton is off our list as he's currently ranked as the 11th selection overall. I believe there has never been
a freshman backup that has went so high in a draft, however, it is factual to say that the THUNDER promised this guy that they would take him with their first pick.
What may be a GOOD sign from the Basketball Gods is that three of the recruits on my personal wish list are off the draft board.
However, it would be a good idea to buy more 2nd round picks so no other team can " cherry pick" our unknowns who play well in the summer league. It looks like we will have to draft Sherron Collins PG who is currently at pick # 41 and Craig Brackins, Center/PF who is currently @ pick 50. Better news is the PUPS I had on my personal wish list have fallen off the radar and we can invite or draft them to our Summer league. Noted players: Lance Stephenson SG has
dropped to # 85. Omar Samhan Center, has dropped to #94. ALSO, MY AND PAUL NOIZE'S BOY, shot blocking Machine and true 7 foot Center Hamady N'Diaye has dropped to # 96 on the top 100 chart!
Alternative PUPS for the GROUND ZERO KNICKS
7 foot 1 Center Solomon Alabi
6'10 Center Dexter Pittman
6'5 PG/SG Terrico White.
It may be noted that we may be able to swing a swap/ draft trade if we work out a deal with the Thunder for Daniel Orton by giving the Thunder Dave lee (sign & trade) and getting in return either Dan Orton or Solomon (hopefully Orton.)
It would take the Knicks having to take on under used Center Etan Thomas's $7,906,088 salary, however, it wouldn't hurt our 2011 CAP SPACE TO SIGN MELLO & PAUL.
I PREDICT THAT THIS DRAFT WILL BE REMEMBERED AS THE BIGGEST SLEEPER DRAFT OF OUR TIME. GROUND ZERO FAN'S PLEASE GIVE ME A SHOUT OUT AS STATESMAN CONTINUES HIS SAVING THE PLANET OF THE CURRENT ROCK CRISIS, PeacemanAND WON'T BE ABLE TO COMMENT! DLT, BRONX, HARLEM, JAYBEE, POSTUP, STEADY, VIC CORBIT.....WHAT'S YOUR TAKE MY BROTHER'S FROM DIFFERENT MOTHER'S???????????