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New York Knicks Rookie CJ Leslie Highlight Reel (VIDEO)

CJ Leslie, ranked #41 on the ESPN Big Board, could have easily been a first-round pick. Instead, he fell through the draft and was signed by the Knicks on Friday. Ranked as the 7th best Small Forward in the draft class, CJ brings size and INSANE athleticism. Check out his highlights here. -Tommy

 

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Knicks Sign Undrafted Free Agent CJ Leslie + Scouting Report

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The Knicks reached a deal with undrafted free agent CJ Leslie on Friday. Leslie was ranked at #41 on ESPN’s big board, and #7 among Small Forwards, so this seems like a steal for the Knicks. The 22 year old Leslie played his college ball at NC State. here is the scouting report on Leslie, via ESPN

Pros:

  • Big-time athlete
  • Explosive leaping ability
  • Finishes way above the rim
  • Runs the floor like a guard
  • Great quickness for someone his size
  • Emerging perimeter game
  • Excellent shot-blocker
  • Good ball handler for his size

Cons:

  • Needs to add a lot of strength
  • Lacks any real presence in the post on the offensive end
  • Poor free throw shooter

Leslie is 6’9 and weights 209 pounds. If he is an athletic small forward without a post game, it seems like he could be the next Wilson Chandler, especially if he puts on a few pounds of muscle. This seems like a solid signing for the Knicks, so let’s hope he makes the team. -Tommy