KNICKS' DRAFT PLAN MIGHT NOT NEED LOTTO WIN
Problem is, there is a dearth of centers available. Utah's 7-0 center Andrew Bogut is a virtual lock to be the No. 1 pick. After that, it appears the 19-year-old 7-3 Lithuanian center Martynas Andriuskevicius is the next best pivot.
Many clubs have questions about Andriuskevicius because his European team plays him so infrequently to reduce his stock hoping he doesn't leave. But the big center with his inside-out skills has piqued Thomas' interest, as he saw him play a few minutes in Spain when the Knicks president visited him this winter.
A very good read, it describes the type of players the Knicks could go after in the draft and names a few players that could help and that Isiah has been watching.It's not a bad year to have two first-round picks, which the Knicks do. The late-first-rounder Isiah Thomas gained from the Feb. 24 trades might not be too far off in quality from a mid-lottery pick. Thomas owns Phoenix's pick, likely the 28th or 29th.