Last night was draft night and I could not have spent it in a better way, at Clyde's Wine and Dine. We met arguably the greatest New York Knick of all time Walt “Clyde” Frazier. He was a really awesome and relaxed guy and he was surely a pleasure to meet. Also, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Tim Hardaway Jr, Langston Galloway, and Cleanthony Early were all in attendance and we had a good time chatting and taking photos.
Now to the exciting part....the Draft itself! The fan reaction at Clyde's Wine and Dine was not too forthcoming, but the reasoning behind that is that the pick for number 4 that Phil Jackson made was for a relatively unknown overseas player as opposed to the popular choice(s) that pre-draft predictions (including us) thought he would go with.
Kristaps Porzingis is a well-rounded center and has a solid jumpshot and he will be impossible to block from long range. The best part about him is that he has a lot of potential for a 7 foot center that is only 19 years old and has a knockdown jumper. I think that he can help the Knicks in these ways.
Also, when we were getting a picture with Tim Hardaway Jr, he told me to turn my Knicks hat around and told me and my two brothers that he doesn't play with New York anymore. We were devastated and we told him good luck with his next team. The trade was for Tim Hardaway Jr to Atlanta for Jerani Grant to the Knicks and the Wizards receive Kelly Oubre.
Also, Phil Jackson traded another two future second round draft picks for a second rounder, Guillermo Hernangomez. So, Phil Jackson's decisions last night have many people feeling very unsure about what he is trying to do with New York. I cannot figure out what he is trying to do either. Anyway, Langston Galloway allowed my brother and I to interview him. So, here is the first part of the interview.
If you want to see Christian's part of the interview, click on this link: http://www.nbabrothers.com/christians-corner/draft-day-at-clydes-wine-and-dine
In conclusion, it was a very great time at Clyde's Wine and Dine but Phil Jackson's decisions were very questionable in my eyes. What do you guys think? Was Kristaps Porzingis the right choice? Should we have kept Hardaway? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and please comment.
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I thought I would help the Knicks start looking for the guards needed to complete their backcourt since last year’s starting backcourt is gone. As of now, their starting point guard will likely be Felton with Kidd coming off the bench. We have JR Smith as a backup shooting guard but putting him in the starting line-up takes away their fire power off the bench. I think we need some starting shooting guards badly.
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.