The Knicks used their only two draft picks this year, at Nos. 38 and 39 overall, on shooting guards Andy Rautins and Landry Fields. And while wing depth is certainly an issue for the Knicks, nobody anywhere has any idea what they were thinking with those selections. Just check out some of the draft grades and commentary the analysts are dishing today.
From Tom Ziller of NBA FanHouse:
The Knicks spent back-to-back second round picks on Andy Rautins and Landry Fields. Yep. Final Grade: F. Stop sleeping during class.
From Kelly Dwyer of Yahoo! Sports:
If they feel like a punchline, it's because they probably are. You might get LeBron in a month, New York, and your team is definitely moving in the right direction. But these two? Come on.
Grade - F
From Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk:
Got a couple guys who can shoot the rock in that round (Andy Rautins of Syracuse has amazing range) but need bigger talent than that and they didn't get it. Grade: D
Indeed, had these draft experts adhered to the old adage about not saying anything at all if you don't have anything nice to say, there would be considerably fewer draft capsules about the Knicks today.