2013 NBA Draft: New York Knicks Top 10 Draft Prospects

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6. Gorgui Dieng, C, Louisville

Apr 8, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Michigan Wolverines forward Jordan Morgan (52) grabs a rebound against Louisville Cardinals center Gorgui Dieng (10) during the first half of the championship game in the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

As mentioned, Chandler needs a lot of help on the inside and Dieng could be a good fit in New York.

Dieng makes some sense for the Knicks as they are looking for an interior presence. Like Chandler, he’s not one that will bring scoring production, although he can finish around the rim. Dieng’s strengths are taking up space, rebounding and protecting the rim.

He’s an improved mid-range shooter, which should increase his scoring opportunities as a pick-and-pop option, but his impact is felt more on the defensive side of the ball.

That alone should be very intriguing for Woodson.

5. Tony Snell, SF, New Mexico

Called a poor man’s Scottie Pippen, Snell is very intriguing.

He’s a defensive minded wing with a 7’0″ wingspan, something the Knicks didn’t have in this postseason.

However Snell is also a very good shooter, which may be his biggest strength.

He’s a guy who could also play a big role immediately if Smith or Copeland don’t return. While he has some areas that need improved still, the upside off Snell may be too great to pass on.

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