Today’s featured draft profile will be on the University of Cal’s 3-point specialist, Allen Crabbe. Arguably the best pure shooter in this year’s class, the 2013 PAC-12 Player of The Year is best known for his seemingly unlimited range and easy-going attitude on the court. At 6’6 with good length, he has the frame of a prototypical shooting guard, and possesses a solid skill-set that could fill a need on just about any team in the NBA. Labeled as a late first round pick when he initially declared, it appears that an impressive performance at the pre-draft combine has upped Crabbe’s value, as some mocks have him going in the teens. The Knicks will be bringing in another group of possible picks for workouts on Monday, and Crabbe will be one of the prospects in attendance.
Birthday: 4/4/92 – Projected NBA Position: Shooting Guard – Class: Junior – Ht: 6-6 – Wt: 197 – Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
2012-13 Per Game Averages: 18.4 Points – 2.6 Assists – 6.1 Rebounds – 45.9 FG% – 34.8 3P% – 81.3 FT%
Crabbe’s Pre-Draft Combine Results
On Wednesday the Knicks came to an agreement with the Erie Bayhawks of the NBA D-League giving them full control over the team. Allan Houston will be the general manager of the Bayhawks. I like the move in that Houston gets some good experience as I believe he should be our general manager one day. He’s incredibly bright and I think he’d do a great job. I really hope that this isn’t a move to keep him away from the team which it might be. I’m trying to be positive and believe that Dolan’s actually trying to help Houston rather than keep him away. This is significant because it gives the Knicks the closest thing there is to a minor league system in the NBA. It gives us flexibility with players like Jerome Jordan so we can keep them under team control and have them get minutes in another league. Each team is allowed 2 players to send from the NBA to the D league to get minutes without risk of losing them to another club. I believe this is crucial to the team because we need to find some hidden gems to play with the big 2, hopefully big 3.
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