Tyrese Haliburton to the Knicks in the first?
NBA Exec: Knicks ‘In good shape’ If They Draft Tyrese Haliburton in Round 1
The New York Knicks need a drawn out arrangement at point watchman, and Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton could be the appropriate response, an anonymous NBA official told Marc Berman of the New York Post.
“I think the Knicks are destined for success on the off chance that they take him at six,” the official told Berman.
The Knicks’ last first-round spot won’t be chosen until after the draft lottery, yet they as of now have the NBA’s 6th most noticeably terrible record.
Haliburton marks off a ton of boxes.
The 6’5″ floor general rounds out the detail sheet as prove by his 15.2 focuses, 6.5 helps and 5.9 helps per game as a sophomore.
The U-19 FIBA World Cup gold medalist likewise shot 42.6 percent from past the circular segment.
Berman likewise talked with an anonymous scout who gave the accompanying report:
“I’m a fanatic of Haliburton. I thought he truly realized how to play. He has incredible stature for the position and remarkable length. In any case, he is meager. He additionally needs to fix his shot due to a low discharge point. In any case, he has contact and can shoot from separation.
“He has information and capacity to protect however needs to include quality. He leads and contends. He’s a generally excellent possibility. Rawness is an inquiry yet else one of the better and progressively develop watches in a frail draft.”
The 21-45 Knicks have turned Elfrid Payton, Dennis Smith Jr. what’s more, Frank Ntilikina at point this year. While Payton has seemingly discovered the most accomplishment with his 10.0 focuses and 7.2 helps per game, none of them seem, by all accounts, to be a drawn out arrangement on a Knicks group which would be best served by a full modify in order to make the end of the season games just because since 2012-13.
As far as concerns him, Haliburton would give off an impression of being up for the test of playing in Madison Square Garden, talking with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols about it on The Jump:
“Being in New York, they generally talk about the weight of being a Knick,” Haliburton said (h/t Berman). “I feel like regardless of where I go, the weight I put on myself is more than I’ll go anyplace. Regardless of where I’m at, that weight is noticeable and it will be more from me. I’m prepared to play anyplace.”
Here’s thinking, given his persevering demeanor, he does.
On the off chance that Haliburton is the Knicks’ decision, he would be the main draft pick taken under new president Leon Rose, who assumed control over the establishment’s ball activities in March.