NY Knicks: Brandon Boston Jr. is a high-reward gamble in the NBA Draft

Brandon Boston Jr., NY Knicks. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks: How Brandon Boston Jr. could fit

NY Knicks fans know that the team needs players who can put the ball on the floor and create offense, and Boston Jr. could find himself getting playing time early on because he can do exactly that.

New York doesn’t have much depth on the wing. With Alec Burks’ likely departure and Obi Toppin’s positional limitations, there isn’t really anything there to play the small forward position on the bench.

He may still have to catch up physically and learn how to be more of a secondary option, but that’s fine. You have to earn your role on Tom Thibodeau’s Knicks and in a lot of the same ways we saw Obi Topping make strides in the weakest areas of his game, we could see Boston make those same developments in his game.

I do believe that some of Brandon Boston’s struggles in college can be attributed to the tighter spacing in college. We’ve seen plenty of volume scorers who didn’t post high numbers make splashes in the NBA once they had the space to operate. Boston’s

He always looks comfortable with more space – his most efficient scoring area in college was in transition.

At the 32nd pick, there are going to be zero expectations for him to be an instant-impact player, which is a lot different than his transition from Sierra Canyon to Kentucky.

The NY Knicks may be the perfect place to nurture Brandon Boston Jr. and help him realize his top-5 prospect potential that so many saw and still believe he has in him.

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