Berman reports today that the Knicks may not try to draft a center at 17 because of the lack of good prospects likely to be available, and will go after a point guard or shooting guard instead.
Now, the fact that Berman reports it means about as much as if I made it up. But in this case, so what? I'll just go ahead and make it up.
I did happen to come upon an interview with Demitri McCamey, a kind of middling point guard prospect. In it, he mentions he is going to work out for the Knicks.
It tells me that the Knicks are looking outside the box for possible point guard sleepers. McCamey is sort of interesting... though he seems to think the best he can do in the league is to be a backup PG.. which is probably true, but if you're looking for sleepers you might want to keep looking.
The guy I was reading about today that I'm really interested in is Reggie Jackson from Boston College. The Knock against him is that his shooting is not so good, but his shooting seriously improved this year. He was not highly regarded in high school but seems to have really stepped it up in College.
Here's some articles I read about him today:
He's a combo guard but unlike some combo guards, he seems to have leadership swagger. And though he's only 6'3", he's got a crazy 7'2" wingspan (kind of Rondoesque). And even though I'm a Met fan and hate the Yankees, I still kind of like that his name is Reggie Jackson. Has anyone seen him play? Would love to have some impressions.
I have a feeling that Reggie Jackson will hit three home runs in the world series and lead us to a championship. Or something like that. I think the Knicks simply have to draft Reggie Jackson. Reg-gie! Reg-gie! OK, I'll stop. But I think he sounds much better than Demitri McCamey or Nolan Smith (Though I think Smith might be a decent pick).