2011 NCAA Tournament: 10 NBA Draft Prospects the Knicks Are Watching Closely

March 22nd, 2011 by John Valentovic Leave a reply »
While the New York Knicks continue to struggle with their new-look lineup, the organization will surely be keeping an eye on this weekend's NCAA tournament Sweet 16 games to scout a number of draft prospects that they could consider taking in the NBA Draft this June.

The Knicks will only have one pick in this year's draft, having traded away their second-round pick.  As it stands right now, their first-round pick will likely be somewhere in the 17-20 range. 

This year's draft is expected to be one of the weaker drafts in recent memory, but nonetheless there will be a few players available when the Knicks pick that could come in and contribute immediately.

The Knicks' biggest need is sure to be a big man. 

With the addition of Chauncey Billups and Carmelo Anthony to go along with Amar'e Stoudemire and Toney Douglas, the Knicks have plenty of offensive firepower. 

What they are lacking now is a skilled, tough post player who can get after the ball defensively and rebound the basketball.  Ronny Turiaf has had his moments, but he isn't the long-term solution. 

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