2011 NBA Mock Draft, Knicks: Charles Jenkins, PG/SG, Hofstra

In what would certainly be a feel good story for the New York Knicks, Tom Ziller in his latest SB Nation NBA Mock Draft has the 'Bockers taking Hofstra guard Charles Jenkins at No. 17. And while it would be nice to see the Knicks add a local kid to their roster, Jenkins is not a player the Knicks need, and quite frankly, he'd be a bigtime reach at 17, where there will likely be a bevy of more realistic players for the Knicks to take.

Firstly, looking at Jenkins, the Knicks already have Chauncey Billups and Toney Douglas at the point guard position. Like Douglas, Jenkins is undersized as a shooting guard and isn't noted as a pure point guard. Jenkins led Hofstra with over 22 points-per-game, but clearly had to be ball-dominant at Hofstra and averaged under five assist per contest. With the Knicks, Jenkins would have to be more of a point guard in order to really make an impact; the Knicks already have Douglas, who provides energy and offense off the bench. The Knicks could use a backup point guard to spell Chauncey Billups, but could Jenkins be that guy? We saw in the playoffs that Douglas wasn't.

Based on Ziller's mock, players the Knicks would be passing up that would make a lot of sense are power forward Kenneth Faried (who we earlier said would be a great choice for the Knicks if available), Texas swingman Jordan Hamilton, or even Georgia Tech point guard Iman Shumpert, if the Knicks want to add a backup true point guard.

I will still hold in my belief that the best player for the Knicks at No. 17, if available is Florida State's Chris Singleton. Ziller has him going earlier, but other mocks have him very much in the Knicks' range.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.