Jun 2 2011
Despite the lack of information that teams give during these workouts, there was one theory confirmed today: the Knicks want Jimmer. According to multiple media reports on twitter, the feel around the Knicks organization is that they were high on all 4 players who worked out today, BYU’s Fredette, Michigan’s Darius Morris, Washington State’s Klay Thompson and Providence’s Marshon Brooks, but the player they want is Jimmer. In the workout, the Knicks paired Jimmer and Klay Thompson in a 2 on 2 game with Darius Morris and Marshon Brooks. According to ESPN’s Chad Ford, Fredette made good decisions during the workout confirming the Knicks belief that he can play point guard in the NBA. Word from the workout is that all 4 players played extremely well but Fredette and Thompson shot lights out. That should surprise nobody in that Fredette has a 3 pt range named after him and Thompson led the Pac-10 in scoring.
While it is widely believed and accepted that the Knicks love Jimmer, Frank Isola had an interesting tweet. He tweeted:
I get the feeling that when Donnie Walsh sees Jimmer he thinks Steve Alford, a player he passed on long ago for Reggie Miller.
Obviously nobody but Walsh and his counterparts know what they want so its all mostly useless speculation, but like most, I believe the Knicks want Jimmer badly and could potentially move up for him in the draft.
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