Should the New York Knicks select a forward in the first round of this year’s NBA draft.
Jonathan Wasserman of Bleacher Report has released his latest 2018 NBA mock draft and he has the New York Knicks using the 12th overall pick on Michigan State sophomore forward Miles Bridges.
Bridges is in a tough spot playing out of position alongside two other bigs at Michigan State. He hasn’t shown off anything new, but that elite explosiveness remains attractive when paired with his shot-making and scoring improvisation in the lane. Limited as a shot-creator, Bridges’ key swing skill in the pros will be his three-point shooting.
The 19 year-old Bridges will be turning 20 years-old in March and can play either small forward or shooting guard as he stands at 6-feet-7. His three-point shooting is certainly something the Knicks could use. It hasn’t been their strength so far this season.
Despite the fact that Bridges has been playing out of position, he has been averaging 16.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Spartans. I’m looking forward to seeing whether or not he can lead his team to the Final Four this coming spring.
Comment below and tell us whether or not you would like to see the Knicks draft Bridges in the first round of this year’s draft.