There are rumors going around that the knicks are looking to pick up a late 1st round pick in this year's draft. They're obviously in serious need of a defensive big man, and the only guy I see really worthwhile is BJ Mullens. Has anyone seen him play for a significant # of games? I barely watched the guy play this year, but from what I can tell he has the potential to be a chris kaman type of player, which would be great for the knicks. Something tells me he's a risk, though, even later in the draft. Thoughts?
I think he is worth the risk if you can get him towards the end of the 1st round. The only problem is he won't even contribute to a team for at least 3 years probably. He has the size of a true Center but his skills need a lot of work.
I really liked project bigmen like JaVale McGee and DeAndre Jordan in last years draft. McGee looks promising and though Jordan hasn't done much in the league the Knicks could really use athletic shot blocking centers. I'd be all for picking up a late first and grabbing Mullens if possible, even if he won't do anything for 3 years. Skills all there just needs to mature and put his heart into it. Thats worth a late first especially if Knicks draft a PG with th 8th pick already.
he hasnt shown any great defense abilty but he showed potenial in highschool( not a big deal )..but he hasnt shown any heart or work ethic from college -nba workouts so i wouldnt take a chance on him unless you already have a good team in place...if he had been showing that he is a hard worker that would be a different story
i heard he cried after a NBA workouts cuz he got dominated...im not touching him at all
For all the people who says the BJ Mullens is worth the risk, you must've missed Ohio State's season. He was the only 7 footer in the Big Ten and he didn't show any of the "potential" he possesses
thats tru..its funny because the same people who say that give excuses for holiday and say potenial even though he didnt show any great potenial..and they give the system excuse or 4 other excuses..those 2 and rubio are my overhyped high bust factor players
Both Holiday and Mullens definitely did not live up to the hype this year but their projected potential has been based on what they did in high school. Holiday in UCLA is probably not that best place to show his talents, look at Westbrook when he transferred his game to the NBA. Mullens though, well where do I start. He needs A LOT of hardwork to really succeed in this league. He should definitely have stayed in school for another year or two.
does not have the patience to develope a young project, the city and the fans move a rapid frantic pace. The media would never let him develop. He would grow up in the league with no confidence what so ever.
New York does not have the patience to develope a young project, the city and the fans move a rapid frantic pace. The media would never let him develop. He would grow up in the league with no confidence what so ever.
One thing of note is that he'd be a late 1st round pick in the shadow of NY's lottery pick. He wouldn't receive nearly as much media attention as a result. I see from most of the responses that he would be a risk / project, though.
The Knicks can have them. I hope they do draft him, so the Bulls won't be tempted to make the mistake of drafting him.