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The Answer You've All Been Looking For!?

 

I'm bored, in a Chicago hotel, awaiting the Yankee/Cub game tomorrow. So I felt my first Fanpost was due. So without further ado, I have determined who the Knicks should draft with the 17th pick.

Behold, landlubbers!

Jeremy Tyler.

The answer was so obvious once It came to me I was actually annoyed I had taken so long to realize it. A center with worlds of potential whose greatest crime was being a petulant 18 year-old. Seriously, who would've have enjoyed going overseas and playing with salty international pros and hanging out in hotels by yourself?

To be fair, however, most of my reasoning of Tyler being the penultimate pick is a product of how weak this draft is perceived to be and how many flaws the big men in this draft have. Let's go through the GLARING weaknesses the centers mocked to be drafted before Tyler have:

Enes Kanter: Inexperienced and mysterious, yet a top 5 pick. Like Bigfoot, but with more hillbillies tracking him.

Bismack Biyombo: No offensive intuition and hands of stone; Bizarro Amar'e. Defense included. (Rimshot)

Donatas Montiejunas: Soft and a defensive liability. Some unfortunate Gallo comparisons, but GALLO IS NOT SOFT! (My apologies. Got a little emotional there.)

Nikola Vucevic: Nonathletic and potential defensive liability. But his good touch and, I dunno, semi-tangible track record of actual legitimate basketball which makes him the most viable of the sort.

So yeah, Jeremy Tyler has had some rough patches. But I question the argument the 'pundits' would make that he is truly any more flawed than these other gargantuan prospects. And besides, if we're tempted to chose upside over production, let's let it fill a need as well.

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