NY Knicks: 3 Shooters to target in 2021 NBA Draft

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Should the NY Knicks draft Tre Mann?

With starting point guard Elfrid Payton’s contract expiring, and him being quite the opposite of a fan favorite, it is likely that his time as a Knick will come to an end.

Tre Mann, the point guard from the University of Florida, has all the tools to be the perfect fit in Coach Thibs’ system.

Mann also played in a power conference against very strong competition, which helps his case to thrive in the NBA, especially in a huge market with a massive spotlight.

In his second and final collegiate season, Mann averaged 16 points per game while shooting 45.9% from the field and 40.2% from deep according to Sports Reference.

Mann is also known as a very hard-working player which would allow Coach Thibs to get the best out of him at the NBA level.

In his freshman year, Mann did not get a lot of playing time but used that year to get better and seized the opportunity as a sophomore to take over the team.

In his sophomore season, he did just that as he improved his point per game average by nearly 11 points and improved his three-point percentage from an abysmal 27.5% to up over 40%.

He also improved his free throw percentage drastically from 65.5% to 83.1% per Sports Reference, which is extremely important at the next level, especially being a guard.

While he has room to improve as a playmaker, averaging less than 4 assists a game, his ability to shoot the ball at an extremely high rate would make him flourish in Thibs’ system.