NY Knicks: Making the case for and against Jared Butler

NY Knicks, Jared Butler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
NY Knicks, Jared Butler (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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NY Knicks, Jared Butler
NY Knicks, Jared Butler (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

Well, ladies and gentlemen, the NBA Draft is only a few weeks away, and for the first time since 2013, the NY Knicks are not in the lottery.

I just wrote that sentence with a slight feeling of FOMO…I mean who didn’t enjoy countless attempts on Tankathon trying to get the Knicks to the number one pick.

Am I alone? Maybe.

Well, this is a new time for the Knicks, and boy I am excited.

The Knicks currently hold the 19th, 21st, 32nd, and 58th pick in this upcoming draft.

If you ask me, there is absolutely no way the Knicks hold on to all four picks, especially with their “rookie” Luca Vildoza joining the team.

This means packaging them together to get something greater in return is a possibility.

Is that through a trade to get an established NBA player already in the league or is it through a trade to move up in the draft?

Should the NY Knicks consider Jared Butler on draft night?

Only time will tell, but for the sake of this article, no matter what the Knicks do, I will be focusing on one player and making the argument for and against drafting him.

Please welcome, 6-foot-3 guard Jared Butler from Baylor University.

While the Knicks shocked the NBA this past season returning to the playoff scene for the first time since the 2012-2013 season, there is still A LOT of work left to do.

It was quite clear the Knicks got exposed for not having a strong starting point guard (yes I’m looking at you Elfird Payton) and a reliable scoring option when Julius Randle and RJ Barrett are struggling.

It feels as if the Knicks have been in a never-ending search for a point guard… is Butler finally the answer?