Knicks' Walsh ready for boos after first pick
Old 06-25-2008, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Knicks' Walsh ready for boos after first pick

Tough break for this guy

You'd think, in most scenarios, a #6 pick is usually a very good player.

Originally Posted by Yahoo! Sports
Donnie Walsh will make his first Knicks draft pick on Thursday night, then brace himself for the inevitable backlash. Booing draft picks is, after all, a time-honored Madison Square Garden tradition. The daunting task of reviving the Knicks begins with the No. 6 selection — a spot that, unfortunately for Walsh, probably will not net him a foundation player or an All-Star, and maybe not even a starter.

Taking Danilo Gallinari, a 19-year-old Italian forward, may give skeptical fans Frédéric Weis flashbacks. Drafting Arizona's Jerryd Bayless, who may or may not be a point guard, would only expand the Knicks' corps of not-quite-point guards. Ditto for U.C.L.A.'s Russell Westbrook and Indiana's Eric Gordon.

"The first year I got unanimously booed - it was the whole arena - for taking Chuck Person, who became rookie of the year," Walsh said. "So that made me feel good. The second year was Reggie Miller, and I realized that there were some cheers. But four-fifths of the arena booed."

He concluded, "You're going to get booed no matter what."

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haha .... I can't wait for the MSG faithful's reaction.
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