NY Knicks: 3 key players NY could be replacing during 2021 NBA Draft

Alec Burks, New York Knicks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NY Knicks, 2021 NBA Draft
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Could the NY Knicks be replacing Alec Burks in the 2021 NBA Draft?

This one was a toss-up.

It seems that half of the fans loved Alec Burks and could do away with Reggie Bullock. The other half feels the exact opposite.

I personally like Bullock over Burks for a few reasons.

Reggie will likely require less money to bring back, is a far superior defender, doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be successful, and is just overall more of a ‘Thibs’ kind of guy.

His chemistry with New York’s superstar Julius Randle is not something you just get rid of either.

Burks on the other hand is naturally a much more ball-dominant player and would require more reps running the point, taking away possessions from Derrick Rose and budding-star Immanuel Quickley.

I would much rather have Quickley get more looks as a bench ball-handler in year 2 than have him split those duties again with both Burks and Rose.

I’d also feel much more confident in Reggie starting if the Knicks decide to hold off on upgrading the wing position until next year.

I would much rather them sign or draft a point guard and go into next season with a starting lineup that looked like; New point guard, Reggie, RJ, Randle, Mitch.

Losing Burks would free up a spot on the bench for a rookie in this year’s draft.

Knowing how Tom Thibodeau operates with his rooks, the player was going to start his career on the bench anyway, and the logistics of creating next year’s rotation wouldn’t be as messy.

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