With the NBA draft just a little over three weeks away it is time to look at the New York Knicks and the No. 48 pick.
To be more exact, the history of the No.48.
Fot Knicks fans hoping that general manager Glen Grunwald gets a key contributor to the 2013 team then luck necessarily won’t be on the Knicks side as the No. 48 pick has produced a who’s who list of draft busts throughout the past 20 years.
Let’s go back in time and look at who has been selected with the N0. 48 pick.
As you will see, the only guy to really make an NBA career for himself has been Marc Gasol who has become a very nice player for the Memphis Grizzlies. In addition, the only other player to have a successful NBA career that came from the No. 48 spot was Cedric Ceballos, who was drafted in 1990.
2011- Atlanta Hawks, Keith Benson
2010: Miami Heat, Latavious Williams
2009: Phoenix Suns, Taylor Griffin
2008: Phoenix Suns, Malik Hairston
2007: Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol
2006: Washington Wizards, Valdimir Veremeenko
2005: Seattle SuperSonics, Mickael Gelabale
2004: Sacramento Kings, Ricky Minard
2003: New Orleans Hornets, James Lang
2002: Memphis Grizzlies, Chris Owens
2001: Vancouver Grizzlies, Antonis Fotsis
2000: Philadelphia 76ers, Mark Karcher
1999: Milwaukee Bucks, Galen Young
1998: Cleveland Cavaliers, Ryan Stack
1997: Portland Trail Blazers, Alvin Williams
1996: Philadelphia 76ers, Jaime Feick
1995: Minnesota Timberwolves, Mark Davis
1994: Detroit Pistons, Jevon Crudup
1993: Portland Trail Blazers, Kevin Thompson
1992: Phoenix Suns, Brian Davis
1991: Utah Jazz, Isaac Austin