With the second pick of the 2015 NBA Draft . . . the New York Knicks select Jahlil Okafor from the Duke University. This also makes tons of sense. Back in the 1984 NBA Draft the Knicks used their #1 on the center who just won the National Championship, back then it was from Georgetown. This time around they have the #2 pick and they get Duke's championship bigman Okafor. He's a great rebounder, and playing next to means there are a lot of rebounds to be had. He also is a smooth offensive player with an okay stroke, and a soft touch around the basket. I'm not saying he's the next Patrick Ewing. But with the Knicks you never know how a high draft pick is going to develop. What we do know is that this Knicks team could be a completely blank slate. The only players returning next season are Carmelo, point guard , and wings Tim Hardaway Jr., and Cleanthony Early. They need a big. And after the abortion they had in the paint last season ( , , , , and guys they paid to leave like , Louis Amundson, and Amar'e Stoudemire) a guy like Jahlil would be a huge step in the right direction. Is he a franchise savior, like Ewing? I don't know. But with the #2 pick in the draft and a huge hole in the paint you just have to take this guy if he falls in your lap.
NBA Draft 2015: April Mock Draft -- New York Knicks select Jahlil Okafor
With the second pick of the 2015 NBA Draft the New York Knicks select...