There’s been a lot of scuttle in the Knicks-O-Sphere that the team may be higher on Jrue Holiday than Stephen Curry. While you all know we prefer Curry here (it’s a little mind-boggling that Curry gets a rep as a guy with limited experience at the point but Jrue, who hasn’t played the position at all above high school, gets a pass), we couldn’t really get mad at Donnie if he preferred Jrue. At 19, he’s brimming with potential and, from a size/speed/power standpoint, is the NBA prototype.
The thing is, though, it may be a bit of a semantic point as, unless the Knicks move up at least a couple of spots, they’re unlikely to even get a crack at Jrue. In fact, in all likelihood, when the Knicks pick at 8, Donnie won’t really have a choice between them, because one of Curry or Holiday will be gone. In other words, if Jrue is there at 8, it will probably be because some other GM in the top 7 preferred Curry to him.
So, I propose this as an ideal scenario: If Jrue is sitting there when the Wizards come up at 5, the Knicks offer Harrington, Duhon, and $3 million cash to the Wizards for Etan Thomas, Mike James and the (very available) 5th pick. Then we wouldn’t be forced to choose between them. Steph and Jrue could make for quite a backcourt.