NBA Mock Draft: New York Knicks Select Allen Crabbe From California

Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

SB Nation's NBA Network conducted a mock draft with bloggers from each team site making or trading their "team's" pick. We continue with the twenty-fourth pick in the 2013 NBA Mock Draft with Posting & Toasting selecting Allen Crabbe from California.

NBA Mock Draft Pick #24 -- Allen Crabbe, Guard, California

SB Nation's Knicks blog Posting & Toasting explains the pick:

The Knicks could use either a shooting, two-way wing or a useful big man with the 24th pick. P&T was unmoved by the remaining big men (including Steven Adams, but mainly because he's considered a bit of a project and the Knicks don't have time for that. Mike Woodson would punt that guy.), so we turned to the wings. Reggie Bullock was the target, but the Pacers did us yet another disservice by stealing him, so Crabbe it is. He's a terrific outside shooter, which is something the Knicks need, and could benefit mightily on offense from less responsibility/usage in a system where he's not the best scorer. Crabbe also seems like a guy with the savvy and size to become a decent NBA defender, and the Knicks could always use more perimeter D.

But mostly we drafted him because we like his ears. Also, tons of nickname/pun potential.

SB Nation Scouting Report: Allen Crabbe


More: Full NBA Draft Coverage

Updated 2013 NBA Mock Draft Board:

1. Cleveland Cavaliers: NERLENS NOEL
2. Orlando Magic BEN MCLEMORE
3. Washington Wizards OTTO PORTER
4. Charlotte Hornets ALEX LEN
5. Phoenix Suns VICTOR OLADIPO
6. New Orleans Pelicans TREY BURKE
7. Sacramento Kings ANTHONY BENNETT (for Philly)
8. Detroit Pistons C.J. MCCOLLUM
9. Minnesota Timberwolves KENTAVIOUS CALDWELL-POPE
10. Portland Trail Blazers RUDY GOBERT (For Phoenix)
11. Philadelphia 76ers MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS (For Sacramento)
12. Oklahoma City Thunder CODY ZELLER
13. Dallas Mavericks SHABAZZ MUHAMMAD
14. Utah Jazz DENNIS SCHROEDER
15. Milwaukee Bucks SHANE LARKIN
16. Boston Celtics GORGUI DIENG
17. Atlanta Hawks GIANNIS ADETOKUNBO
18. Atlanta Hawks MASON PLUMLEE
19. Cleveland Cavaliers SERGEY KARASEV
20. Chicago Bulls (for Phoenix) JAMAAL FRANKLIN
21. Utah Jazz KELLY OLYNYK
22. Brooklyn Nets (for Orlando) ERICK GREEN
23. Indiana Pacers REGGIE BULLOCK
24. New York Knicks ALLEN CRABBE
25. Los Angeles Clippers
26. Minnesota Timberwolves
27. Denver Nuggets
28. San Antonio Spurs
29. Oklahoma City Thunder
30. Phoenix Suns

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