NY Knicks: Should they take Cameron Thomas on draft night?

Cameron Thomas, NBA Draft. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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Cameron Thomas, NBA Draft. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

With the NBA draft just a few nights away, the NY Knicks find themselves outside of the lottery for the first time in a while.

Fortunately, it’s not because we traded away loads of draft capital for an aging star, but instead due to the fact the Knicks beat the odds and made the playoffs for the first time since 2012-2013 season.

I’m happy to avoid the lottery in exchange for some playoff basketball.

NY Knicks: Team needs to address the offense this offseason

Going into next season, the Knicks have two glaring holes that need to be addressed: the lack of a true point guard, and a player who can create his own shot when the offense stagnates.

Jared Butler is a potential draft pick we’ve highlighted to address the former, but who fits the bill for a sparkplug scorer?

Alec Burks, our go-to scorer off the bench, is a free agent and the Knicks will have some decisions to make regarding his future, as well as Reggie Bullock and Nerlens Noel.

Personally, I find Bullock and Noel to be higher priorities to be brought back to the team than Alec Burks, especially if a younger version of him can be had in the draft.

That player is Cameron Thomas, freshman guard out of LSU, an instant offense player the Knicks so desperately need.