NBA Mock Draft Pick #4 -- Justise Winslow, Forward, Duke University
SB Nation's Knicks blog Posting and Toasting explains the pick:
With the 4th pick, the Knicks select Justise Winslow out of Duke.
The P&T war room of 7 people was closely divided on Winslow vs. Emmanuel Mudiay, but ultimately came down on the side of a wing who might be able to do a lot for the Knicks very quickly. We love his defense and feel like he can guard a lot of kinds of people very quickly -- perhaps 1s all the way up through 3s.
On offense, Winslow seems like a complement to Carmelo Anthony at his worst. If he can move the ball and cut away from it, he'll be fine. If his accuracy (great!) is a better indicator of his shooting than his form (kinda ugly!), he'll be a big help catching and shooting in the Triangle, too. If his comfort off the dribble picks up a bit, then he might be a legitimate second scorer-- someone who creates shots, not just someone who finishes them.
Ultimately, we see a really bouncy, really intelligent player who's improved steadily throughout his brief career. If his development plateaus, if he fits. If he keeps growing, he could be the future of the team.
1) Minnesota Timberwolves: KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS
2) Los Angeles Lakers: JAHLIL OKAFOR
3) Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia 76ers): D'ANGELO RUSSELL
4) New York Knicks: JUSTISE WINSLOW
10) Miami Heat
11) Indiana Pacers
12) Utah Jazz
13) Phoenix Suns
15) Atlanta Hawks
16) Boston Celtics
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20) Toronto Raptors
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