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Apparently the Knicks don’t think Karl Towns’ butt is big enough for them

Photo by Matt Hernandez

Photo by Matt Hernandez

Photo by Matt Hernandez

Karl Towns has taken over the #1 spot in several major mock drafts, but according to this article by The New York Post, if the Knicks get the first pick, they may not take Towns because his butt isn’t big enough. No, this isn’t a Ryan Lemond joke, it’s a legit quote from Charley Rosen, one of Phil Jackson’s friends.

They need a center with a big butt to hold space,’’ Rosen told The Post. “They didn’t have anybody like that. It takes away a major portion of what you can do with the triangle because then it really becomes just a perimeter offense.’’

After watching Towns in the NCAA Tournament, Rosen says, “Towns is not a big enough body. He’d never get that position in the NBA. He doesn’t have enough power or core strength. He wouldn’t be able to set up one dribble away from the basket. He’s not a kind of center you need in the triangle. He’s not physically that type of center, but he’s athletic and does other things. Look how far out (Lou) Amundson, (Jason) Smith and (Andrea) Bargnani get pushed out when they post up, well out of the box.’’

After watching Karl put the Cats on his back on Saturday night, I’m not sure how anyone wouldn’t want him on their team. Karl had a career-high 25 points and was a perfect 8-8 from the floor in the second half. At 6’11”, 250 lbs., he seems plenty capable of holding his own in the post.

As for the butt comment, don’t the Knicks know that Karl’s teammates used to call him “Karl Kardashian”? Albeit for completely different reasons (Andrew says Karl earned the nickname for his tendency to overreact to things), but Phil Jackson doesn’t need to know that.

[NY Post]

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8 Comments for Apparently the Knicks don’t think Karl Towns’ butt is big enough for them



  1. jonthes
    4:21 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    He’s 18 years old. He hasn’t fully grown yet. Idiots.



  2. cracka
    4:25 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    a lot of people in the basketball world disagree on who they’d take over the other right now … so basically it will come down to who wins the lottery and what they specifically want



    • Bobbum Man
      7:41 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

      Riveting stuff….



  3. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    4:40 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    If they needed someone with a big butt they would just trade for Jared Sullenger. Karl is a big dude, I’m sure he’s going to bulk up a ton his first few years in the NBA. Look at Anthony Davis, the dude looks nothing like he did at UK.



  4. CatsFan4Life
    4:55 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    When did Ryan become a scout for the Knicks?



  5. blakea
    5:17 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    Seriously, that is a short-sighted and dumb quote. Karl has plenty of time to bulk up. If he’s not taken 1st, it will only be about 3 years before they realize that’s an awful mistake



  6. catdaddyd
    6:15 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s hope the Knicks don’t draft him, as long as Melo is there, they will suck.



  7. KeithMyath
    10:09 pm March 30, 2015 Permalink

    The Knicks are like George Costanza, just do the opposite of what they do and you’ll be fine.