TKB Prospect Watch: Steven Adams, Pittsburgh

Tommy Dee

Based off of what we witnessed, not only in the playoffs, but in the regular season as a whole, the Knicks need help inside and there appears to be several good, young prospects that could fall to them at 24.

The more I study Adams the more I hope he’s in play for the Knicks.His combination of hands, frame and footwork really separate him from other players at his position. A legitimate space eater would go a long ways in helping the Knicks, who finished near the bottom of the league this season and were dominated this past series. It’s a weakness, especially if they plan on continuing to use Carmelo Anthony at the power forward position.

Adams is raw, but perhaps his best quality is the ability to set strong and solid screens which will help free up guards going to the rim. His biggest weakness, it would seem, is his shooting ability in pick and pop.

I look forward to studying more about Adams and putting together the rankings of bigs over the next few weeks but it’s clear that the Knicks should be looking to fill a void up front and may use their 1st round pick to make that happen.

If they do, look for Adams to be talked about a lot in the weeks to come.