How the New York Knicks can be title contenders in three years

Derrick Rose, RJ Barrett, New York Knicks.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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CHAMPAIGN, IL – MARCH 08: Ayo Dosunmu #11 of the Illinois Fighting Illini is seen during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at State Farm Center on March 8, 2020 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) /

New York Knicks: Draft a point guard

The number of talented point guards in this year’s NBA Draft pool is so big it’s actually frightening because it seems as if half of the NBA will end up with one. But certain names jump off the page as guys who can fit in with New York.

I previously highlighted Ayo Dosunmu, Cam Thomas, and Chris Duarte as guys who could come in right away and give the Knicks good minutes. You can add Jared Butler, Max Abmas, and Nah’Shon Hyland to that list.

These six really aren’t all comparable to each other, but if there’s one way to tie them all together, it’s that they can put the ball in the basket.

Thomas and Abmas probably do it the best, all of these guys have a knack for scoring from the point guard position, which the Knicks need and have struggled to hit on in the draft in recent years.

With the way Rose has been playing, the point guard position has been elevated inside Madison Square Garden, but as mentioned above, he’s a veteran. It’s important to stay young with guards because bringing in constant talent would allow for more flexibility in the lineup.

While it’s hard to really say if any of those six guys would give the New York Knicks a boost at an NBA title, it’s more of a big picture look at staying in the mix at the top.