Tommy Dee linked this morning to a radio interview conducted by CNNSI’s Dan Patrick with Stephen Curry where Curry informs Patrick that he’s been told his draft range is between six and twenty (Although that high water mark sounds like it might be a bit off. Or is it? More on that in a minute).
Who would take him at six? According to Curry, none other than your New York Knicks. Are the Knicks, as Chad Ford has repeatedly reported over the past several months, locked in on the Davidson PG? As you all know, I’m a big fan of Curry’s and I love his ceiling as a long-term prospect. He’ll enter the league as a combo guard, likely coming off the bench, but I believe his upside is all wrapped up in his long-term potential as a dynamic floor leader.
At six though? Hmmm. As we’re all aware, the Knicks aren’t seeded sixth in the lottery, they’re slated to pick eighth. Did Curry simply misspeak, or did the Knicks maybe let something slip, and there’s a more interesting scenario brewing?
Who is currently slated to pick sixth, you ask? None other than the Memphis Grizzlies. That’s right. those same Memphis Grizzlies that nearly traded the fifth pick in last year’s draft for David Lee. Could the Knicks and Grizzlies be laying the groundwork for a deal? Interesting.
Now, of course, it’s far more likely that Curry simply misspoke than it is that he has some inside dope on the Knicks’ master plan. But it sure is fun to speculate.