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I mentioned in this in a comment on an earlier post, but if we're gonna trade Anthony Randolph for a first round pick, there's one player in particular I want to see in the orange and blue as a result -- Jimmer Fredette.  Obviously it's wayyyy early to be talking about this, but let's take a look at the guy for some prospectin' fun, shall we?  I mean, it's way better than talking about in-season trades for players from the West that hopefully won't happen.

Last year, when the Knicks worked Fredette out, we considered him to only be a second-round prospect.  Given his play this season in college, however, it is starting to look like he'll go earlier.  Here's Chad Ford:

Chad Ford on Jimmer's Recent Surge

Text from the above article: That's all the text you get without being an Insider.

For the past few weeks, the most frequent question in my inbox goes something like this: "Why isn't BYU's Jimmer Fredette ranked higher on your Big Board?"

 

It's a good question. If you're a college basketball fan and don't know who Fredette is, you're missing something special. He's having a scintillating senior season, leading the NCAA in scoring with a 26. 1 ppg average while shooting 48 percent from the field and 41 percent from 3. He averages 4.4 assists per game, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

 

 

On Tuesday, Fredette went nuts on Utah, scoring 47 points on 16-for-28 shooting. He dropped 39 points on UNLV in Vegas and 33 points against Arizona this season.

 

There's a growing consensus that Fredette, along with UConn's Kemba Walker and Duke's injured Kyrie Irving, is one of the three best guards in the country.

 

But while Irving and Walker are frequently mentioned as potential lottery picks in the 2011 NBA draft, NBA scouts get a bit squeamish when it comes to Fredette.

That's all the text you get without being an Insider. I still think the Knicks can get him if we trade for a solid first round slot.  

 

Here are some highlights to explain the man:

What do you guys think?  Is this our man for the future?  I actually think he'd even play well with TD in the backcourt.  I also like the fact that he has been seasoned in college for a few years, like a certain starting SG on our current roster.  I would love for this kid to end up in MSG.

 

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