Phil Jackson: Knicks well prepared for NBA Draft

Keith Schlosser

On Wednesday morning, the Knicks were left with no draft picks in the 2014 NBA Draft to speak of. But following the deal with the Mavericks, New York is now poised to make two selections this year (at 34th and 51st overall).

But despite having things change so quickly, make no mistake: the team will be well prepared when weighing its options in the second round of the draft on Thursday night.

Speaking to the media prior to the draft on Thursday, Phil Jackson said, “There’s so much that goes on [during] draft night. Things get cooking and all hell breaks loose.”

He continued, “We have a couple boards that are dedicated to just two picks. Picks that aren’t first-round picks, but that’s how much we’ve gone through that. We’ve also probably worked out close to fifty-some players. We have a lot to go to.”

Discussing what the team may be on the lookout for, Jackson added, “We think we’ve earmarked some players that will give us what we’re looking for. Activity. Guys that get after the ball with their steals or interceptions. Deflections. Rebounds. Blocked shots. That’s the direction we’re going in, and we’re happy with that. We’ve pegged it out. Hopefully we’ll get someone that helps us out.”




463 comments
1harris1
1harris1

His brother is on the Bucks right? That kid had a big game against us last season.

moneymitch
moneymitch

we can pick up cory jefferson and patrick young as undrafter free agents nd put them on our summer league team

moneymitch
moneymitch

smh bulls took the stretch four bairstow

Marvel
Marvel

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orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

MCW is so safe in PHilly, but they still had a pathetic draft

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

Bet tomorrow the media will say Nets had a better draft.

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

getting a very good draft pick for the knicks is like great sex with a female with a phat azz.  makes you smile afterwards....and want a sandwich.

Mel Brown
Mel Brown

cleanthony early is the truth.....very good pick.

barnaby87
barnaby87

Give me Dwight Powell at 51 if he's there and i'm a happy guy

orlando_knickfan
orlando_knickfan

If any anyone :cough: Sandro :cough: thinks Glenn Robinson is better than early, needs to really watch 1000's of hours of tape.

ny4ever
ny4ever

there will be alot of quality players still available after the draft,get busy Phil,we need some size.


Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Andy Katz: Brooklyn got in the draft. Will get Minnesota's No. 44 pick. So T-Wolves will pick for the Nets.

Marvel
Marvel

Philly is a JOKE

Nicolas Grant
Nicolas Grant

The Assistant Commish seem mad fake. Long live Silva.

Marvel
Marvel

Harden and Early ??


ok

Marvel
Marvel

Philly is very lost



Young replacement ?

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Only way knicks do a sign and trade with melo is if melo is adamint about leaving and they get harden for him.. to think they'd let melo get a max contract with another team for cheap pieces is silly.. if another team wants to sign him and be competitive they will have to sign him on the open market, this isn't a superstar charity 

moneymitch
moneymitch

@Marvel pierre was originally drafted by the 76ers but traded him in the jrue holiday deal

theking
theking

Lmaooooooo how did he look every year he was in the playoffs? Triple doubles I can't