Tuesday, April 5, 2011
In the upcoming 2011 draft, the Knicks have the #16 pick - precisely where most draft experts believe Jimmer Fredette will fall. The Knick's current plan is to wait until Billups comes off contract (at the end of next year) and look towards signing an all-star PG like Paul or D Williams, with the hope that they can somehow afford a third big free agent signing. Don't worry Knicks fans, I have an alternative plan to this delusional pipe dream.
Consider this: instead of pursuing another all-star player that they can't afford, the Knicks could draft Jimmer and have Billups mentor him during the final year of his contract. Then, the Knicks could use the extra Billups money to fill their needs - depth and defense. They could sign a better center and bring in some decent role players.
Here's what the starting 5 could look like, with a few good role players behind them:
What do you think?