So I was looking at their Draft History from 2000 on after reading BlazerMan's post on Knicks Topic...
In 2000 and 2001 I didn't see any blunders as they had some low picks, but 2002 they traded Nene to Denver.
In 03 they took Mike Sweetney after missing out on other prospects because of their lower Lotto pick which was 9th...ahead of them, well you guys know the Top 5, but after that Kaman, Hinrich, and Ford were picked just ahead of the Knicks pick. Players picked after aren't some big names...I mean, I doubt anyone expected J. Howard, Mo Williams, Korver, Barbose, D. West, and Perkins to turn out as good as they've been.
In 2004 they probably traded away their higher picks, but they did pull Ariza out of the Second Round...another Gem, but of course they didn't keep him.
2005...they got Frye...and Lee. Between those picks, Granger, Bynum, J. Jack, and a few other Solid NBA Players and before their last pick late in the 2nd Round...they had Monta Ellis...but he was a Surprise as well, so no fault in that.
Ok...2006 they got Renaldo Balkman and Mardy Collins. Both of whom who could've been Solid NBA Role Players, but they did miss out on Rondo, Farmar, S. Brown, Millisap, and Kyle Lowry.
Wilson Chandler was their lonesome Draft Choice is 07 while he is a Solid Choice they could've got Brooks, Fernandez, Landry, Big Baby, and Marc Gasol, but then again most of those are just Solid Players while Fernandez and Big Baby can be special...Rudy didn't come over right away as did Gasol. As mentioned in his post in 08 they drafted Danilo Gallinari when they could've had Gordon, Lopez, Augustin, Bayless, Randolph, and others...now I don't want to call this a bad pick since he has yet to actually play so I'll leave this alone. Only seeing the performances the others have put on can make this seem like a bad pick so far.
This past year we all saw they drafted Jordan Hill while Jennings, T-Will, Derozan, Henderson, and plenty of others were on the Board...still early to judge this one, but I think if Jennings doesn't call out Duhon then they take him and he'd fit perfect with D' Antoni.
solid drafting its just they give too much money to guys like Eddy Curry and trade away a lot of good players.
I hate discussing draft history, sometimes players get injured, this-that etc., teams take chances you have to learn to live with it, what makes their history matter when your drafting for the next guy, maybe a dumb scout,or front office but thats it
fnck eddy curry but anyway they draft alright but they dont draft good that all im say the only picks i give them nate rob mr lee wison good to and i like tony douglas there all above average player but how would the look with eric gordan in thier offese jackin up threes he could of been rookie of the year
Drafting has been decent, but not spectacular. Layden dug them into a big hole over paying guys like Allan Houston, Shanden Andersen, Howard Eisley and Keith Van Horn. Then Isiah came in and dug an even deeper hole spending even more money on Jerome James, Eddy Curry, Stephon Marbury, Steve Francis, Jamla Crawford, Malik Rose, and others. Now they are putting all their faith into adding a superstar or two next summer. KNicks fans will just have to wait and see if it works. It also hurts that Isiah traded away their next 1st round pick to Utah.
They had a chance to get a few pieces in 06...and they took 2 players that aren't real NBA talents (Balkman and Collins). Hell, Balkman is more well-known for being reached on the draft,he wasn't even in the draft guide booklet every one in attendance gets and it includes 250 prospects. Collins is unathletic and slow without an offensive game.And they took them both in the 1st round. Horrible draft class...
The biggest problem with the knicks come draft night is that while they have clearly been bad the last decade, it always seems like they play just well enough to slightly miss out on the good players. This is evident in 03, which is regarded as one of the best drafts ever but the knicks were a few picks too late, this is also seen in the frye draft in 05 where they just barely missed out on deron williams chris paul and felton, in 08 they were a few picks too high for mayo and westbrook and this past year they missed out on curry for one pick. To me it seems that everytime they have a pick in the lottery it is just one or 2 picks too high from making a franchise changing impact so you can really say they have been unlucky in a sense. The worst place a team can be in is slightly below mediocre which is what the knicks have been doing, they dont play well enough to compete for the playoffs while they play too well to get a franchise player in the draft. All their good picks come when they have picks in the 20s as evidenced in chandler, lee and nate.
and as for their 06 draft it really wasnt their fault as the only player that is putting up great number in the nba picked past 20 is rondo, and he did not seem very promising coming out of college so you can't really blame them for that.
You dont think Rondo seemed promising coming out of college???! All he was was promise...!