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New York Knicks
(27-23, 4th in Atlantic, 6 games back)
DRAFT PICKS: (No. 15, No. 46)


1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 15 Frederic Weis C
2 46 J.R. Koch PF/SF Iowa

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Defense
  • Depth at shooting guard
  • Jeff Van Gundy
  • Became athletic during playoffs
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Scoring
  • Capped-out
  • Inconsistent
  • C H A N G E S
  • Van Gundy in or out?
  • Sprewell or Houston (Or Ward) Dealt?
  • N E E D S
  • Point guard
  • Cap relief
  • N O T E S:
  • The Knicks' successful playoff run seemed to mask all the problems that arose during the regular season
  • Won six of its last eight to reach the postseason for the 12th straight year
  • Had the league's third-worst offense (86.4) and fourth-best defense (85.4)
  • Patrick Ewing played in only 38 games (Achilles tendon) but led the Knicks in scoring (17.3)
  • Sprewell played in only 37 games (broken foot) and was second in scoring at 16.4
  • Only 1-4 in games decided by one point
  • Marcus Camby had a disappointing regular season (7.2 ppg & 5.5 rpg) but picked it up during the playoffs
  • Lowest winning percentage since the '90-'91 season (39-43, .476)
  • Have sold out 288 straight home games, the second-longest streak in the NBA (Chicago)
  • Led by Ewing and Camby, the Knicks averaged 5.24 BPG, the team's highest total since 6.00 in '89-'90
  • Held four teams to under 70 points this season (had previously done it only five times)
  • Advanced past the conference semis for the first time since '93
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Jerrod Mustaf, F (17)
    1991 - Greg Anthony, G (12)
    1992 - Hubert Davis, G (20)
    1993 - None
    1994 - Monty Williams, F (24); Charlie Ward, G (26)
    1995 - None
    1996 - John Wallace, F (18); Walter McCarty, F (19); Dontae' Jones, F (21)
    1997 - John Thomas, F (25)
    1998 - None
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Larry Johnson
    David Wingate
    Power Forwards
    Kurt Thomas
    Marcus Camby
    Ben Davis
    Mirsad Turckan
    Centers
    Patrick Ewing
    Chris Dudley
    Herb Williams
    Point Guards
    Charlie Ward
    Chris Childs
    Rick Brunson
    Shooting Guards
    Allan Houston
    Latrell Sprewell
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    1999
    Brunson
    Davis
    Wingate
    2000
    Thomas
    Childs (ETO)
    Williams
    Sprewell
    2001
    Ewing
    Houston (ETO)
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports



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