Found June 27, 2013 on Turn On The Knicks:
Since the end of the playoff run, Throwback Thursday has been highlighting some of the more mind-boggling draft night moves by New York Knicks management. This week, we’re here to remind you who was rocking number seven long before Melo even thought about coming to New York – and no we’re not talking about Al Harrington. Isiah Thomas saved his you-know-what by snagging David Lee with the 30th pick and trading for Nate Robinson on the night of the 2005 NBA Draft, but he still managed to blow the highest of their three picks. The 2005 draft class was a strong point guard draft highlighted by Deron Williams and Chris Paul. Thanks to the Knicks propensity in those days to be bad, but never bad enough to get a top pick (unless they traded it for Eddy Curry of course), they were stuck with the eighth pick. With 7-foot local Andrew Bynum there for the taking, Thomas instead went the total opposite direction, taking Channing Frye, a scrawny power forward with a soft touch, but no post game...
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