Originally written on Turn On The Knicks  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Last week, we kicked our New York Knicks Draft Blunders with the Round Mound of Disappointment known as Michael Sweetney, but trust me, the Knicks have matched that incompetency on much more than one occasion. In 2002, they finally made the right selection, but still managed to make a mess of it. With the seventh pick of the 2002 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks selected Nene Hilario. Not a bad pick right? He never panned out to be a superstar, but Nene has always been a solid rotation player with an endless motor and an above average defender. Knicks fans, in what seems to be an annual tradition, booed their first lottery pick in 16 years and immediately started calling for GM Scott Layden’s head, which in retrospect was an awesome idea. Nene was an unknown Brazilian to the casual fans and drafting foreigners wasn’t an overly common practice just yet. Unfortunately, he would never don the blue and orange. Nene was involved in a draft night trade featuring a “stud” name Antonio Mcdye...
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