Andy Katz says Eric Gordon is going to the Knicks

  • 06/23/2008 1:09 pm in

gordondraft.jpgEarly this afternoon on the Herd with Colin Cowherd, Andy Katz broke down the top 12 picks of the NBA Draft and he had our boy Eric Gordon going to the Knicks with the sixth pick.

Most of the mock drafts are in agreement (except this one) that Gordon won’t get past Milwaukee with the eighth pick, so it’s looking like either the Knicks, Clippers or Bucks for EJ.

Of those three situations, I probably like New York the best. Mike D’Antoni’s style seems to fit Gordon well and the chance to play in a market with endless endorsement opportunities is also a huge plus.

Milwaukee, on the other hand, could be a disaster if Gordon is forced to answer Kelvin Sampson questions his entire rookie season.

By the way, Cowherd, friend of all bloggers, wasn’t shy with his praise for Gordon and his potential to succeed at the next level: “Eric Gordon will be a 10-time All-Star. He’ll be a star in the NBA…fast.”

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  • hoosier07

    that freedarko.com mock draft is probably the most foolish that I have seen so far this year … I did not listen to the Herd this morning, but love his show. wouldn't mind seeing EJ rock the orange and blue — that would be a fun back court to watch in 2 years, Eric Gordon and Lebron James … hmmmm

  • jgongora86

    I'm a knicks fan,but I don' wan him to go to the knicks. too much drama over there and i don't think Gordon needs that. Man my knicks dam %^&^&%^^&^&&^^&^^^. Sorry had to let that go.

  • ricbraun

    John Hollinger has this little draft rater system where he projects which players will turn out to be the best pros, and Eric Gordon did not grade very well at all. You can see it for yourself, but I am not that surprised because his college stats were not that great by the end of the year, particularly his 3 pt shooting and TO. This isn't really news to anyone, but interesting to see that Hollinger thinks Jamont Gordon will be better than Eric Gordon, and who knows he might be right

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/draft2008/inside

  • Kelin Blab

    Ej going to the knicks would do him well in the D'antoni system. WOn't be high expectations there for a few years so it would be great……..as long as he doesn't go to the bucks I am happy……..Now if the pacers are trying to move up and they don't draft him I will be pissed…….

  • msdiu81

    Gordon will slip to #11 and go to the Pacers. Rush will land in the top 10. And if these predictions are wrong, oh well, most mock drafts aren't an exact science, so mine's not either! Go Hoosiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • B_MD

    I think one thing Hollinger's numbers don't account for is the wrist injury and the uncertainty at IU the second half of the year, if not the whole year.

    I think those things greatly affected EJ's production/effectiveness the second half of the season, and they're things that the stats don't take into consideration, they're also things that were abnormal compared to the other players under consideration.

  • woodpecker

    Beasley has been measured at 6' 7″ He could be a fraud? JMO! Rose is the obvious pick in my opinion. Gordon is the hands down 2nd or 3rd best player in the draft. I would love Gordon slipping to the Pacers, but stanger things have happened! Eric is big, strong, has a jump shot, and can rebound. Why NBA teams would pass on him for OJ Payo is beyond me!!!!!!!:)

  • woodpecker

    sounds great!!!!!!!

  • vent my fellow Knicks fan…

    i agree. i'd be first in line for a Gordon Knicks jersey, but the last thing they need is another combo-guard. i'd like the Knicks to explore trading out of that spot and maybe adding two players in the mid-teens (although i have no idea how that is going to work out).

  • ricbraun

    For anyone interested, Gordon will be on Jim Rome is Burning at 4:30 tomorrow on ESPN

  • tberry

    I have never been impressed with Gordon. The only time he dominated was against cupcake teams. He never looked that impressive against other good teams and players.

  • hoosier07

    he was trained what to say throughout that entire interview — a complete waste of 5 minutes at work…

  • tberry

    I have never been impressed with Gordon. The only time he dominated was against cupcake teams. He never looked that impressive against other good teams and players.

  • hoosier07

    he was trained what to say throughout that entire interview — a complete waste of 5 minutes at work…