New York Knicks: 2014 NBA Draft Grades

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Mar 23, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Wichita State Shockers forward Cleanthony Early (11) reacts after scoring against the Kentucky Wildcats during the second half in the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men

What a difference a couple of days made for the New York Knicks.

Last Tuesday, the Knicks still had underperforming starters at center (Tyson Chandler) and point guard (Raymond Felton) on their roster, and no picks in this year’s NBA draft.

Merely a day later, New York happily rid itself of Chandler and Felton, and added a significantly better starting point guard (Jose Calderon) and three other pieces (point guard Shane Larkin, center Samuel Dalembert and forward Wayne Ellington) in a trade with the Dallas Mavericks.

One day after that, the Knicks turned a portion of that deal into three new prospects (forwards Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo, and center Louis Labeyrie) in Thursday night’s draft.

Here’s a closer look at the first significant week of player movement during the Knicks’ new Phil Jackson era.

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