I would like to preface this post with the announcement that Chad Ford is a turd. In addition to drawing the ire of John Calipari's daughters, Ford ransacked an ideology from our resident draft guru, NBE scribe Doug Ferguson.
That wasn't cool. He needs to give back what wasn't rightfully his and try and make amends with the high-energy hoophead.
As for the floundering Knicks, New Yorkers need to be entertained by more than just Clyde Frazier's wowing, razzle-dazzle with words. We want a show.
Stephen Curry, who made us salivate more than Pavlov's Dog at the Garden during the Jimmy V Classic--turning the last 4:13 into a shooting clinic against West Virginia--could very well provide that show.
While many project Curry as a long shot for the Knicks, there's no magic ball here.
The Knicks would love a quick-strike sniper. The one knock on Curry is his paper-slim frame, which could render him as guardable as the white house. Curry looks a bit baller-in-chief Barack Obama, so hopefully he won't be as tightly defended in the NBA.
So without further ado, here is DOUG FERGUSON's Top-75 MOCK DRAFT
Big ups to Doug for his contribution...And if he encounters Pat Forde in the bar, it won't be pretty baby...
1) Blake Griffin/PF/Oklahoma
I admit I didn't drink the Kool-Aid at first but now I am...
2) Hasheem Thabeet/C/UCONN
There is just nobody like Hasheem Thabeet in this draft...
3) Ricky Rubio/PG/Spain
I was made a believer in the Olympics...
4) Demar Derozan/SG/USC
He is a project for sure but worth the risk...
5) Tyreke Evans/SG/MemphisHe is a kid in a man's body...will need time to develop feel...
6) Stephen Curry/PG-SG/Davidson
Despite height, can get shot off from anywhere with quick release...
7) James Harden/SG/Arizona State
He can score, but will probably go too early...
8) Gerald Henderson/SG/Duke
Stood out like a soar thumb on his unathletic Duke team...
9) Brandon Jennings/PG/Oak Hill Academy
Potential makes him worth the risk somewhere mid-lottery
10) Jordan Hill/PF/Arizona
Is he the next Chris Bosh or the next Drew Gooden?
Could be the better choice over Jennings, but its close...
12) Earl Clark/PF/Louisville
His versatility could make him the pick over Hill, but its ziplock-tight...
13) Austin Daye/SF/Gonzaga
Making mistake by not waiting for next year where he would go top 5...
14) Eric Maynor/PG/VCU
Probably the most complete, NBA ready-PG in draft...
15) Chase Budinger/SG/Arizona
Can score and has great size...enough said...
16) Wayne Ellington/SG/North Carolina
Might be the first slightly overrated national champ selected...
17) B.J. Mullens/C/Ohio State
NBA body, but does he have NBA heart and work ethic?
18) Terrence Williams/SF/Louisville
His complete game is going to make some team make the next step...
19) Jrue Holiday/PG/UCLA
Scouts hoping he can play the point as a pro...
20) Darren Collison/PG/UCLA
Some may have forgotten that he led a team to three straight Final 4's...
21) Patrick Mills/PG/Saint Mary'sHas been impressive in several pre-draft camps...
22) Sam Young/SF/Pitt
Some may be surprised he is ranked higher than teammate Blair...
23) DaJuan Blair/PF/Pitt
Durability questions are compounded by being undersized...
24) Omri Casspi/SF/Israel
Becoming more and more impressed with watching his tape...
25) Ty Lawson/PG/North Carolina
Quickness and speed can't be overlooked...
26) James Johnson/SF/Wake Forest
Can be a matchup nightmare if he puts in the work...
27) Gani Lawal/PF/Georgia Tech
A big body who carried his team all the way to last in the ACC...overrated!!!
28) Jeff Teague/PG/Wake Forest
The knock on all Wake players is their inability to defend...
29) Derrick Brown/SF/Xavier
Ability to defend is not a problem here...
30) Jerel McNeal/SG/Marquette
Another individual who will benefit from ability to defend the wing...
31) Jodie Meeks/SG/Kentucky
32) Tyler Smith/SF/Tennessee
33) Chris Johnson/C/LSU
34) Jeremy Pargo/PG/Gonzaga
35) A.J. Price/PG/UCONN
36) Vladamir Dasic/SF/Serbia
37) Taj Gibson/PF/USC
38) Dante Cunningham/PF/Villanova
39) Jeff Pendergraph/PF/Arizona State
40) Tyler Hansborough/PF/North Carolina
41) Jermaine Taylor/SG/Central Florida
42) Tyrese Rice/PG/Boston College
43) Jonas Jerebko/SF/Europe
44) Dajuan Summers/SF/Georgetown
45) Jack McClinton/SG/Miami U.
46) Jeff Adrien/PF/UCONN
47) Josh Heytveldt/C/Gonzaga
48) Dionte Christmas/SG/Temple
49) Wesley Matthews/SG/Marquette
50) Sergio Llull/PG/Spain
51) Curtis Jerrells/PG/Baylor
52) Leo Lyons/PF/Missouri
53) Milenko Tepic/SG/Serbia
54) Nick Calathes/PG/Florida
55) Jeff Pendergraph/PF/Arizona State
56) Robert Dozier/PF/Memphis
57) Lester Hudson/PG/Tennessee-Martin
58) Boban Marjanovic/C/Serbia
59) Dominic James/PG/Marquette
60) Greivis Vasquez/PG/Maryland
61) Luke Nevill/C/Utah
62) Nando de Colo/PG/France
63) Scottie Reynolds/PG/Villanova
64) Rodrigue Beaubois/PG/France
65) Danny Green/SG/North Carolina
66) Jon Brockman/PF/Washington
67) Josh Akognon/PG/Cal-State Fullerton
68) Paulo Prestes/C/Italy
69) Stefon Jackson/SG/UTEP
70) Micah Downs/SF/Gonzaga
71) Daniel Hackett/SG/USC
72) Victor Claver/SF/Europe
73) Garrett Siler/C/Augusta State
74) Brandon Costner/PF/N.C. State
75) Dwayne Collins/PF/Miami