The New York Knicks could potentially land Purdue star Zach Edey in the upcoming NBA Draft, despite him being projected as a late lottery pick. NBA draft guru Sam Vecenie believes Edey would be a good fit for the team due to his strong screening abilities and defensive improvements.

By the Numbers
  • Edey averaged 25.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game in his senior season at Purdue.
  • ESPN ranks Edey as the 16th-best prospect in the draft, with a projected draft range of 9-19.
Yes, But

There are concerns about how Edey's traditional offensive game and lack of speed will translate to the NBA level.

State of Play
  • Knicks own the 24th and 25th picks in the draft, and Edey is projected to possibly fall to them.
  • Edey is seen as more NBA-ready than many players and could benefit from learning under Thibodeau and the Knicks' centers.
What's Next

If the Knicks secure Edey, he could add valuable skills to the team and contribute to their development of centers, following the success of previous players under Thibodeau.

Bottom Line

Potential for the Knicks to enhance their roster with Edey's abilities and benefit from his development under the coaching staff, positioning him as a promising addition to the team.