NY Knicks: 3 Shooters to target in 2021 NBA Draft

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Would you want the NY Knicks to target Kai Jones?

Having big men that can shoot the ball is essential in today’s NBA and is something that could really benefit the Knicks.

Julius Randle is the only big man on the team that can shoot the ball at a high clip, so drafting another big that can stretch the floor would be ideal.

Kai Jones, a 6’11 forward from the University of Texas, would be a great fit off the bench behind Randle.

Jones came off the bench for Texas for the majority of the season and provided them much-needed shooting to their second unit.

In his sophomore and final season at Texas, Jones averaged 8.8 points per game while shooting 38.2% from three according to ESPN.

Despite coming off of the bench, Jones averaged almost 23 minutes per game which shows how important he was to the team’s success.

Another aspect of Kai Jones’ game that could be very beneficial to the Knicks is his ability to play a “stretch 5” role in the NBA because of his large frame and quick feet with the ability to defend not only in the post but the perimeter as well.

Jones has also proven to be far more valuable offensively than just three-point shooting, as he shot 64.2% from inside the arc per Sports Reference.

Kai Jones has the potential to be a great stretch big at the NBA level and is a player that the Knicks should target late in the first round as not only a great fit, but a pick with a lot of potential.

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