Chad Ford gives Knicks a B-minus

June, 24, 2011
6/24/11
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Morning after thoughts ...

_ ESPN colleague Chad Ford has given the Knicks a B-minus for drafting Iman Shumpert and Josh Harrellson, saying in his post-draft report card (Insider) of the Georgia Tech guard: " If he can learn to run a team and shoot the ball, he can be a monster in the NBA. But right now, that a big if."

_ Donnie Walsh bid adieu to the beat writers who cover his team by saying he truly enjoyed building relationships with each of them, and how he had grown to understand and appreciate the peculiarities of covering the Knicks in the nation's largest media market. A class act, he will be missed.

_ Memo to Iman Shumpert, who will be introduced at the Knicks practice facility in Greenburgh: Avoid the shrimp salad.

_ Memo No. 2 to Shumpert: Make sure your driver knows the local roads. Flooding has closed the parkway leading directly from Manhattan to Greenburgh, and navigational skills will be at a premium to avoid being tardy.

_ One Knicks insider on Kentucky center Josh Harrellson, who was selected with the pick purchased from the New Orleans Hornets: "He'll knock your head off."

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