2) Knicks Draft Options: Killian Hayes
While most draft prospects were building their skills against teenagers in college, Killian Hayes was playing professionally for Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) in Germany.
In ten games there, he looked the part, averaging 12.8 points per game on 45.5% shooting while adding 6.2 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.
Hayes is not known to be the most athletic guard in the draft, but he has nice polish on his overall game with an intriguing skillset that could translate well at the NBA level.
The 6-foot-5 guard is best creating off the dribble, both setting up his teammates and finding his own shot. He needs some work shooting off the catch, but showed improvement in that area last season.
There are wide-ranging opinions on where Hayes will be selected, from the top of the lottery until perhaps as late as where the Knicks will be picking. If he is around at eight, he could be a high value choice for New York.