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Ford: Walsh still calling shots for Knicks’ 2011 draft

Jun 6, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

Donnie Walsh

According to’s Chad Ford, former Knicks general manager Donnie Walsh will still be “calling the shots” for the Knicks in the 2011 NBA draft. 

While it’s a bit of an awkward situation, the Knicks seem to trust Walsh, whose replacement may come from within the organization, in this situation.

According to Ford, the Knicks, who hold the #17 pick in the 2011 draft, are focused on five players: Klay Thompson, Jimmer Fredette, Josh Selby, Marshon Brooks, and Kenneth Faried.

  1. redbear18 - Jun 6, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    No way Jimmer is slipping that far. The jazz, suns, or pacers will take him first.

    • unpossibleproductions - Jun 6, 2011 at 7:26 PM

      If he were to fall that far, Klay Thompson would be a great addition for a Knick team woefully thin in the shooting department.

  2. Meloship of the Ring - Jun 6, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    I still think CAA will have a bigger role in this draft then people think. The Knicks will take Josh Selby, a CAA client, with the 17th pick

    check out my knicks blog

  3. rajbais - Jun 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    Also, Chad Ford will have very accurate analysis on the majority of this year’s draft picks.

    The reality is that both aforementioned statements will be completely wrong!!!

    • rajbais - Jun 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM

      Just like Chad!!!

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