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Knicks may draft the next Reggie Miller

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08:09 AM ET 06.17 | Reggie Miller references aren't always popular in New York, though Knicks fans may make an exception in this case. How poetic would it be if Donnie Walsh chooses the next Reggie Miller with his final draft pick of his Knicks presidential career. The next Reggie could be Washington State's 6-foot-7 shooting guard Klay Thompson, who for weeks the Knicks felt wouldn't be around at 17, but now feel there's a chance. Walsh had told confidants for weeks Thompson reminded him of Miller as they are both 6-7, lithe, silky smooth from the perimeter and grew up in Southern Califorina, both playing in the Pac-10. Sure enough Thompson said Wednesday the Knicks president told him the same thing. "Donnie Walsh told me that after I worked out for the New York Knicks," Thompson told the Racine Journal Times.

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June 17, 2011  08:22 AM ET

Labeling someone the next "so-and-so" doesn't usually work out to well for them. He should have kept his mouth shut, and left it behind closed doors.

June 17, 2011  08:27 AM ET

All of you who were so high on Fields, where are you! Some of you were saying the Melo deal could not go down if Fields was involved.

Now, as badly as we need a Center, not a star but a center. We are looking at more offense.

GREAT1

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June 17, 2011  08:32 AM ET

March 4th 2011

Klay Thompson, Washington State's leading scorer, was cited Thursday night for marijuana possession after scoring 22 points to lead the Cougars to a win over USC in Pullman.

Great, we are changing the knicks from people like Zach Randolph

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June 17, 2011  08:33 AM ET

I'll pass... dont like Reggie Miller for how much he torched the Knicks anyways.. besides Reggie was streaky... We need consistancy.... dont pick up this guy. Let someone else get him.

June 17, 2011  08:33 AM ET

he's one of my sleepers...not like ronaldo balkman sleeper...but rashard lewis (sonic edition sleeper)

June 17, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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I hate this crap. Way to go Knicks. Let everyone know who you intend to draft so the 16 teams who pick before you can p*ss on your parade. I love my Knicks, but sometimes hate them simultaneously.

The last time Donnie had a good draft pick, it was Reggie. Trust me, no one is hiring a spy to see what the Knicks are doing.

June 17, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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I hate this crap. Way to go Knicks. Let everyone know who you intend to draft so the 16 teams who pick before you can p*ss on your parade. I love my Knicks, but sometimes hate them simultaneously.

lets hope it will get better

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June 17, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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What is wrong with you? Fields was great for us all season, and now because he had a single lack luster performance in the playoffs, while the Knicks were shorthanded and injured, against a better team, you're ready to call the kid a failure? Cut him a friggin break. I think Fields will be fine. Everyone has setbacks. I bet that he's in the gym working as we sit here typing away about him.

Not what I said!

Why are we looking at a SG if we have other needs!

That is the question! Pay attention!

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June 17, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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Wow. You're one negative sonofaB this morning. You do realize that calls into question everything you say regarding the Knicks right? I mean you're entitled to your opinion and all, but offer something to support what you're saying. Just hurling negativity doesn't exactly boost your credibility.

Credibility is consistency! I have not liked almost everything the Knicks have done.
Minus
The Crawford trade for Harrington, Getting Amare and to get Melo at all cost!
That is Credibility! Stand by what you say!

I hated the draft picks minus fields!

I hated what we got back for Lee

I hated what we got back for Zach a 20 and 10 machine

I hated the Tracy deal

I hated the Nate deal

Did not want Donnie back because it does not take much to under sell your goods to get under the Cap!

Hope this is Mike's last year! It would not be worth it to pay 2 coaches for a short season!

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June 17, 2011  08:56 AM ET
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Point taken, but then 1) What does this year's draft have to do with Fields? and 2) Who do you suggest we get instead of this kid? Like I said, perhaps you're right about the guy. Maybe you have personal knowledge that he sucks, but I don't know of any Shaq type centers that are in this draft who will be available to obtain with the 17th pick. Do you?

What does this year's draft have to do with Fields?

You draft for need, not best player available in the first round!!!

Who do you suggest we get instead of this kid?

A 6'10 rebounder that can play center and maybe defend so Amare can play the 4! We don't need to get Shaq, but we need a center!!!

June 17, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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I hate this crap. Way to go Knicks. Let everyone know who you intend to draft so the 16 teams who pick before you can p*ss on your parade. I love my Knicks, but sometimes hate them simultaneously.

Don't believe the hype bro. It's all a game and GM's know how to use the media damn well. Donnie's been in the game long enough to know how to play his cards right and get some other GM to draft him so they player they really covet will be available. Just sit tight. I can trust Donnie on this... he's no fool.

June 17, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Not sure why they are talking about donnie as he is gone.....I personally don't see an impact big at the pick, so taking a sg that gves us some depth there is ok, but I would prefer taking a big that can rebound and defend a litle

JGB

All I am saying is We need a Center that can play the position. Next we need a PG. Then (in the second round, or whenever) we can start with a wish list!

 
June 17, 2011  09:00 AM ET
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Not sure why they are talking about donnie as he is gone.....I personally don't see an impact big at the pick, so taking a sg that gves us some depth there is ok, but I would prefer taking a big that can rebound and defend a litle

I heard Jerome Jordan is ready to handle big minutes and we still have Turiaf under contract. Jefferies is still available so they might as well draft for a need and shooting guard is what we need. Fields will be great off the bench until he becomes he deadly shooter.

We need a 2 so bad...

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