According to the latest Mock Drafts from ProBasketballDraft and Alan Hahn, the Knicks may not have to look very hard nor far for their point guard of the future. It appears as though UConn guard Kemba Walker may very well fall to the guys in orange and blue at selection number 17.
Though he and BYU’s Jimmer Fredette are often classed together as similar players, Walker seems to have more tools similar to that of a more natural point guard, rather than a combo guard. He has drawn comparisons to a Ty Lawson, who has thrived on the Nuggets under George Karl, who runs a system that could draw similarities to that of Mike D’Antoni’s offense.
A Bronx native, Walker said he would be “thrilled” to play for the Knicks. Aside from gearing up for the NBA Draft, Walker’s been making use of his time in New York City by shooting some hoops with the city’s own resident talk show host, Jimmy Fallon.