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2013 NBA Draft: New York Knicks Want to Draft a Swingman or Pure Point Guard


While the New York Knicks do need some size, it appears they’re comfortable finding that in the free agent market as a recent report from the New York Post suggests the Knicks want to focus on either a swingman or a pure point guard in this week’s upcoming NBA Draft.

Per the Post:

Considering their point-guard-less roster following the retirement of Jason Kidd — now the coach of the Nets — it will be a vexing decision to pass on a pure point guard such as South Dakota State’s Nate Wolters with the 24th pick.
But if the right swingman falls to them who can shoot the 3 and defend, they will snap him up. With Anthony at power forward, they never had a genuine starting small forward, which is why they started two point guards last season.

“They are looking for help on the perimeter,’’ said one person briefed on the Knicks’ draft strategy. “A small forward would be nice. They lost to Indiana and got outrebounded, but Tyson Chandler wasn’t right. They feel they can get a big man in free agency.’’

With Jason Kidd now in Brooklyn, a point guard would certainly make sense for the Knicks but selecting that deep in the draft, you’ll be hard pressed to find a point guard who isn’t somewhat of a project.

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