23. New York Knicks (via Dallas) – Jared Butler, G, Baylor
With a second first-round pick, don’t be surprised to see the Knicks double-down at the guard position. This time around, New York will take a bit more of an experienced guard in Jared Butler, who played a key role for Baylor during their championship run.
Butler averaged 17 points and five assists 47 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent shooting from 3-point range during his junior season with the Bears. Butler is 6-foot-3 and could be an interesting plug-and-play for the Knicks.
Interestingly enough, both of New York’s draft picks fall right in line with what Tom Thibodeau could use almost immediately – of course, if they embrace the challenge on the defensive end.