I probably shouldn't be over the top upset that the Knicks passed on Singleton in the sense that when I came to the conclusion I would draft him, it was very early in the mock draft stages.
It's not as if that matters, but Singleton is a better defender than Shumpert and is an instant rotation player. Shumpert now is in a back court with Fields, Billups and Douglas for two spots. It's not as if I dislike Shumpert, it's just that the pick has his agent's DNA written all over it. There were better players available in my opinion, as there always is in the draft, but I had Singleton rated as a lottery pick and felt as if he was the best player to fall.
It was a mistake. And I'm really shocked the Knicks didn't throw around more cash, but as I thought initially despite hearing the contrary, I never understood why the Bulls would help the Knicks by giving them 28 or 30.
The Harrellson pick, to me, was a solid one. Talk about a guy who flew under the radar. He didn't appear in any mock drafts that I can recall and not one expert tweeted about him. The Knicks obviously liked his workout.
He's improved every year and played great in the NCAA tournament. He can play with Stoudemire and Amar'e and will hit and hit hard. Let's face it, it was a terrible draft for bigs.