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Friday, June 25th, 2010

Knicks can find talent from these undrafted free agents

Three undrafted free agents the Knicks should target:

Sherron Collins:

The Knicks have to bring in the senior point guard from Kansas. Despite his inconsistent senior season (15.5 points and 4.5 assists) he averaged 18.9 points and 5 assists in his junior season.

One of the reasons he was not one of the 60 players drafted was his size and conditioning leading up to the draft. He is 5’11” and is weight has fluctuated from 209 to 227 the past two months.He also had nagging injuries during the pre-draft process. If he can get down to playing weight  the winningest player in KU history (130 wins) would provide depth for the Knicks.

Collins already has an invitation to join the Charlotte Bobcats summer league team. Bobcats Head Coach Larry Brown is a former KU coach.

Brian Zoubeck:

I saw reports the Knicks could have drafted him in the second round because they liked his size and grit. The 7″1″ center would  fill a need since the Knicks lack size upfront. Zoubeck clogs the lanes and can rebound. He set a Duke …

Knicks select Rautins and Fields with picks 38 and 39 in the Second Round

“Donnie Walsh said he sees Rautins, who spent much of his pre-draft workout with the Knicks at the point, as a combo guard, and described Fields as “super athletic.”

I did not expect New York to draft Andy Rautins or Landry Fields. However, the draft strategy changed when Armon Johnson, Terrico White and Darington Hobson all were selected in the second round right before the Knicks. I see the plan now was draft to combo guard that can shoot and an athletic wing player that scan score.

I thought the Knicks were going to spend one pick or size and the other on a guard. Hassan Whiteside slipped all the way to the second round I would have liked the Knicks to land him. Unlike last year the Knicks did not purchase a first rounder.

Also it was a bit of head scratcher when the Knicks passed up on Lance Stephenson and Jarvis Varnado who ironically were the next two picks after the Knicks. Jerome Jordan, Gani Lawlal, Willie Warren, Derrick Caracter and Solomon Alabi were also available.

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