Well, it wasn’t quite a “nuclear winter”, but we got pretty close. To be fair, the CBA has not officially been signed, but we currently have a tentative agreement between both parties that is expected to be passed.
The 2011 NBA draft saw the Knicks take Iman Shumpert with #17 pick in the first round, and Josh “Jorts” Harrellson in the second round. Knick fans were divided as a whole as to whether it was a successful draft, and so with inspiration from Lohud Knicks, who hosted a similar roundtable discussion at the end of the season, we present you with the 2011 Knicks Draft Roundtable.
In anticipation for today’s draft, I have searched high and low for a sleeper candidate, or a potential second round impact player. I think I have found him. Meet Norris Cole, a 6-1 skinny point guard out of Cleveland State who entered the draft as somewhat of an unknown. However, he has impressed NBA scouts, and has really held his own in recent workouts.
Donatas Motiejunas, a 7-foot, 215 pound, Lithuanian born shooting center/power forward is projected to be taken between the twelfth and the twenty-second pick. Many people thought that Donatas would enter the 2010 draft, but, instead, Motiejunas opted to return to Italy in order to work on his game. In his second season with Benetton Treviso, he played very well in the Italian Lega A, shooting 66% from two, and 46% from three.