Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at 11:00 am  |  36 responses

Donnie Walsh: Curry > Rubio

If given the opportunity, the Knicks’ president would’ve snapped up Stephen Curry in the draft, ahead of Ricky Rubio: ” At dinner Friday night I asked Walsh who he would have selected had he been able to acquire the fourth or fifth spot in last June’s draft: Curry or Ricky Rubio? ‘Curry,’ he answered without a pause. ‘Not only is he a great shooter but he can get his shot on anyone. Opponents look at his baby face and figure they can manhandle him. Meanwhile he tore up every top-rated guard he went up against at our workout, including Tyreke Evans, who might be the best player in the draft next to Blake Griffin.”‘

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  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    What’s more surprising is, you had dinner with Walsh?

  • rog123

    That makes sense. Why would the knicks want a prodigy pg, who is a playmaker, with the potential to be great when they can have a guy who LOOOOVVVEESS to shoot?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    Anybody on Knicks roster < Rubio.

  • Torrance

    Hey Slam, when is the new NBA Live 10 in stores?

  • tavoris

    today, Torrance

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Considering Curry had been their target since his conception…this is news?

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty aka make it reign aka flightschool aka the ghetto Kornel David

    Are people really this stupid? Im not even refering to the fact that your asking when a game is comming out on website that has ads for said game all over the fu@king website that say “out now”, im refering to fact that your planning on buying NBA Live.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    And that Lee “scoop” is tremendous: “Contrary to popular belief, David Lee had plenty of other offers. Well, one offer, with no actual deal on the table, that he had to make a decision on overnight. BUT YOU’RE STILL ALL STUPID FOR BELIEVING OTHER WRITERS.”

  • neaorin

    something something LeBron’s friend something

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Co-sign Boing Dynasty, like, to the umpteenth power. I’ma cop that 2K10 though, no doubt! Oh and…. like Russ said, how is this news?

  • Torrance

    Is that a fact, tavoris? I would never have guessed it.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    @Boing Dynasty, I almost want to believe he was being sarcastic..

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    I thought they entire Viper column was OUTSTANDING. Hall of Fame material, I dare say.

  • Torrance

    Also: I absolutely love Boing’s & Enigmatic’s reactions.

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Oh man, rog123, genius

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Torrance, you got us. Ha ha shoulda guessed you were being sarcastic and pointing out the annoying NBA Live ads everywhere. Shoulda known you weren’t dumb enough to actually buy that crap….you are not going to buy it, right? Seriously? It is crap, you know….

  • Dfrance

    Way to go Boing, idiot. Anyway, I don’t see what is so great about Rubio in the first place. yeah he has the potential to be great playmaker blah blah blah, he also has the potential to be the biggest bust in a long time. It amazes me how GMs pick potential over proven college guys. Case in point, the 2004 draft. Just look at the lottery picks Shaun Livingston and and Sebastian Telfair. Then you got Jameer nelson who fell to #20

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com/ Seth

    Headline to intentionally get us thinking Eddy Curry is better than Rubio?

  • anen

    why are people going on about this it’s not even news I think we all know this knicks like curry thing. RR has a home already & staying put (MARCA interview he says he loves Wolves franchise) Khan expressed he doesn’t want to trade him at all but it depends after a WHOLE year has gone by to decide (it depends on how the current wolves roster does the coming season & how things fall into place) until then all this “news” is waist of space.

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Dfrance: In fairness, Livingston could have been off the hoo

  • rog123

    Darko and kwame could have been off da hook too . Bassy as well

  • http://morethanpractice.wordpress.com ja lawrence

    Take that Jordan Hill.

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Rog123: have you never watched basketball before in your life? Livingston injured himself in a freak accident coming down awkwardly trying to block a shot and ruined his career forever. It’s not like Darko and Kwame and Bassy, who just aren’t all-star caliber talents.
    Jesus, that really doesn’t need an explanation.

  • NBA kid

    Jukai, he wasn’t going for a block, he was finishing a layup…

  • rog123

    Livingston didn’t enter the nba injured. And from what I saw from his nba games, prior to his injury, he was nothin more than another guy who should’ve went to college

  • rog123

    My point is that livingston was said to be a great talent just like those other guys, but couldn’t adjust to the nba

  • walty

    Stephen Curry all star in 2 years

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Rog123: I don’t blame you for not watching the Clippers. Livingston was drafted by that bum organization right as they picked up Sam Cassell, so Livingston always played behind Sammy, seriously hurting Livingston’s growth. Still, Livingston was close to averaging 10-5 on 47% shooting in less than 30 minutes before he shattered his leg. If the dude had starters minutes and played on a team with any semblance of finishers, he woulda been downright near all-star.

  • catalan

    you can’t compare… curry is a shooter and rubio is a classic pg playmaker. walsh dumb.

  • Afonso

    agree with catalan..

  • tavoris

    I agree Jukai…Livingston has (still) CRAZY court vision and handle. He had more than a few games with the Clips where he was getting 9 and 10 assists in like 15 minutes. If he had a decent J, he’d b starting for OKC now.

  • NUPE

    How did Rubio get so much hype? I’ve seen some of his tapes and yes he’s made some pretty passes but nothing to suggest that’s he’s so much better than Curry. Curry is as pure a shooter as it get’s and he can create his own shot. Most people are already handing the rookie of the year honor to Blake, but I think Curry could be the real surprise this year. Yes I know Morrison and JJ had similar potential coming in the league, but Curry has more abiity to make his own shots.

  • NUPE

    Never mind I realize they are both different players

  • Flight

    So should I buy NBA10 or 2K10?

  • http://fdsjklf.com Jukai

    Tavoris: Eh.. dunno man… Livingston still has that court vision, that’ll stay with him his entire life. But he looks really slow. That leap and explosiveness he had, it looks sub-NBA level. Not sure he’ll ever be a starter. He may wanna look in Europe (really sad to say, I rooted for that kid).

  • jarrett

    Is Walsh delusional? I mean the KINGS workout is posted on youtube and I’m pretty sure I seen Tyreke having his way with Curry. With that beening said Curry still > Rubio