I remember July 28,2008 very well because of the Renaldo Balkman trade. I remember many Knicks fans being very upset because they loved Balkman's motor. I remember being happy because that meant more minutes for Wilson Chandler.
The Knicks received a second round pick and cap space in return, allowing them to draft both 38th (Denver's pick via Clippers from the Camby trade) and 39th. I remember saying that this was a deep draft and being excited to get a good player or two in the process.
Andy Rautins, who has a ways to go, first, then Landry Fields. Ironically, it would probably have been Darrington Hobson, who the Knicks would have certainly taken and Rautins had the Bucks not taken Hobson at 36.
Anyway, thanks to Ben Ross for reminding me of this quote.
That is true...at least for now.
The last time I was in this position, I got Antonio Davis and a kid out of high school named Kenny Williams," Walsh said of his 1990 draft as the Pacers general manager. "You can get good players in the second round."