NBA Draft Report Card: Grading the New York Knicks at the 2010 NBA Draft

June 25th, 2010 by Keith Schlosser Leave a reply »

Although the Knicks did not have a first round draft selection in this year’s draft, there was still hope the team could improve its talented young core with its two second round picks.

Instead, the WaMu Theater at Madison Garden groaned with disappointment from Knicks fans scattered all around as their team selected Andy Rautins of Syracuse (38th) and Landry Fields of Stanford (39th).

Unfortunately for the Knicks, this draft drew two terrifying parallels to dreadful drafts of years past.

At 38, the Knicks were hoping to snag Darington Hobson. As the draft progressed, it appeared that Donnie Walsh did not have to buy a first round pick in order to get Hobson.

Instead, Hobson was the 37th overall pick, one before the Knicks.

Walsh responded by selecting Rautins with the 38th overall pick. Fans may recall last year’s draft when Walsh drafted Jordan Hill with the eighth overall pick after Stephen Curry was taken by the Warriors just one pick prior.

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