Knicks Draft: Tyler Bey is an intriguing option

The New York Knicks are looking to add talent to the 2020 NBA Draft that complements their young list.

One of the players under the radar in this year’s draft is Colorado Buffaloes striker Tyler Bey. The 6-foot-7 guard was one of the most versatile players in college basketball last season.

Bey uses his athleticism and length to his advantage, making him an intriguing two-way threat. With a reported 7-foot-1 wingspan, Bey can defend both the perimeter and the paint. In the past two seasons, he has been one of the best defensive players in college basketball, winning the defender of the year 2019-20 Pac-12.

It’s not only his blocks and his thefts that catch attention when they watch Bey defend, but also appreciate the little things he does, like having good defensive mechanics and not being satisfied with fools. Although he will have to get stronger at the next level, Bey already has the appropriate tools to resist the end of the defense.

Drafting Bey would give the Knicks a versatile player who can impact both ends of the floor. Assuming that Tom Thibodeau gets the job of head coach, a player like Bey can thrive in a system under a coach of Thibodeau’s pedigree.

Bey doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be productive, which is good. He will find a way to score by running on the floor and looking for key openings. His three years in Colorado have improved his development and will make him ready for the NBA.