Will the New York Knicks use their first round pick on a shooting guard in the 2018 NBA Draft?
With the college basketball season about to kick off, it’s never too early to talk about the 2018 NBA Draft.
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report has decided to release a mock draft.
In the mock, the New York Knicks use the 18th overall pick on sophomore University of Miami shooting guard Bruce Brown.
Here’s what Wasserman wrote:
Bruce Brown Jr. returns as a first-round prospect. How much he rises will come down to his shooting percentages and overall consistency.
Quick and springy with 6’5″ size, Brown will be Miami’s top scorer and likely second-leading assist man.
A two-way playmaker capable of creating for teammates off ball screens and forcing turnovers with defensive pressure, Brown’s athleticism and backcourt versatility should attract attention from teams like the New York Knicks in need of guard depth.
What’s interesting is that it looks like Wasserman thinks the Knicks won’t have a lottery pick. This might be due to the fact that they have a chance at making the playoffs due to a weak Eastern Conference.