Sunday, June 12, 2011

Chad Ford rethinking Josh Selby to Knicks pick


Chad Ford of still has former KU guard Josh Selby being taken No. 17 overall by the New York Knicks in the June 23 draft. Yet in a June 10 blog, Ford wavered just a bit.

“Sources say Selby struggled a bit in his first workout (in New York) — so much so that the Knicks have asked him back for a second workout. Selby may not be the lock I thought he was to go to New York.”

In fact, Ford wrote that he wouldn’t be surprised if New York takes KU’s Markieff Morris.

Selby, by the way, had to sit out his Washington Wizards workout last week because of a quad injury. It’s been reported that the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, who is a friend/mentor of Selby, is pushing for the team to take the ex-Jayhawk combo guard.


onlylookin2score 11 years, 1 month ago

Wanna hear a punchline that is the joke: Carmelo Anthony is a mentor.

manunitedjayhawk 11 years, 1 month ago

I don't quite understand what this means? Carmelo is a bonafide superstar in the Association. He has a gold medal and will be a Hall of Famer when it is all said and done. He was a OAD and is from Baltimore. Obviously he accomplished more in 1 year of college than Selby did but why would he be a bad guy to learn from?

onlylookin2score 11 years, 1 month ago

Really.... Charles Barkley has basically all the accolades that u mentioned above...would you have wanted him mentoring when he was in the league?? Mentoring goes further than just learning how to play basketball in the league.

Either way, people are going to do what they do. I'm really not all that worried about it.. just makin' an observation

Paul Mitten 11 years, 1 month ago

I would be thrilled to have been mentored by Chuck. Sure, he didn't manage his PR very well, but Chuck was the whole package when it came to his basketball game.

Michael Pannacciulli 11 years, 1 month ago

he struggled and they brought him back for a second workout? was that Carmelo getting in their ears saying give him another shot? or is that a typo and they DIDN'T ask him back?

jayhawk4alifetime 11 years, 1 month ago

I really believe Selby has the talent for the NBA but also believe his history with injuries will lead to his ultimate failure at the next level. Hope not but things just keep happening to this young man. Good luck and stay healthy Josh

Saguaro_Jayhawk 11 years, 1 month ago

Supposedly the Knicks are now considering signing Bonzi Wells, or at least having him in training camp whenever that may be.

WilburNether 11 years, 1 month ago

Given the Knicks' track record with regard to personnel decisions, it is completely credible that they would be stupid enough to pick him.

Andrew Dunlap 11 years, 1 month ago

quit hatin'. stop spreading negative energy, it wll come back to you. always wish the best for everybody.

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago

No kidding, Chad?

Well, everything's up to date in New York City/ You've gone about as fer as you can go...

Are you always behind the curve when you pretend to speculate ahead of it?

Or are you doing a favor for access?

I speculated dot-connections on this, oh, I don't know, back about the time Melo went to the Knicks, then fleshed it out early this spring. Melo's reputed biz manager--the guy that reputedly papered Josh's crib with Hamiltions in the way back, according to the NCAA--at least seems to be Josh's guardian angel. And Josh is reported to claim Melo as his mentor. Walsh apparently needs Melo, because he mortgaged the Knicks for him. Melo needs a PG. Josh needs a shot. And the biz manager needs bones. Melo and Josh would make a nice management package in the Big Apple for the biz manager. Bones, bones, bones!

Just to catch you up...

Rock Chalk!

jaybate 11 years, 1 month ago


Unless I missed something more recent, Walsh remains a consultant with the Knicks through the 2011-2012 season, as per the following link from the New York Daily News.

Just to catch you up... :-)

Trey Hohman 11 years, 1 month ago

The better pick at this draft spot if both are still available is obviously Markieff. I can't believe this is even in doubt for some NBA orgs. Amar'e Stoudemire's knee is literally made of glass titanium & could be done in a matter of seconds at any point in time. Back-ups for him are all marginal replacements at best. (see Ronny Turiaf) The Knicks still have Chauncey Billups with Toney Douglas quickly becoming a viable back-up when needed at PG spot, and sometime later next season or after next season the Knicks will try to make a realistic play for Chris Paul....What am I missing?

hawker1234 11 years, 1 month ago

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Chris Bruning 11 years, 1 month ago

oh boy, i wouldn't have posted that if i were you :-(

Michael Pannacciulli 11 years, 1 month ago

He can play his way onto a team somewhere but he's just a boy wanting to play in a man's game at this point. I see like everyone else the potential, but there are a lot of other guards i'd be looking at before him. Kemba, Burks, Kyrie, Shelvin Mack, Liggins...the list goes on. He's a mid second rounder. This doesn't make me a hater, just a realist.

onlylookin2score 11 years, 1 month ago

Oh..really, cuz I'm pretty sure I heard it was going to be an elf or two in the 2nd and 3rd...reindeers can fly but they don't have any ball handling skills...Hooves, you see. Either way, Meerrry Christmas, Knickerbockers!

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