Draft Grade: A-
The New York Knicks selected Tim Hardaway, Jr. with the twenty-fourth pick of the 2013 draft, sending the Knicks fans into attendance into a frenzy, for some reason. A good pick for the Knicks, as Hardaway should be a solid contributor right off the bat in New York.
The Knicks have once again found themselves in limbo, not really a contender but for some reason still thinking that they are a contender. Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire aren’t getting any younger (or healthier, for that matter), and there is hardly any cap space to be had for the front office to play with.
It’s tough to see how the Knicks could have done much better here, except for picking UNC’s Reggie Bullock, who was immediately selected by the Los Angeles Clippers at #25. Hardaway should get a chance to create some shots in New York, and the Knicks will certainly let him do that.
The end of the first round will be intriguing, not knowing what some of the more draft-savvy and creative teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, and Denver Nuggets might be up to. Trades are flying around right now, so expect there to be a ton of moves coming up.