Mock Draft 3.0: With the 24th Pick, The Knicks Select...

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Jeff Withey (SI.com)

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SI.com picks...Jeff Withey (7-0, 222, 23 years old). Center, Kansas.

Previous Selections: Withey, Rudy Gobert (C, France)

KnicksNow: Withey is another common pick for the Knicks in mock drafts, and it's easy to see why. Teams are always looking for front court depth and Withey's shot-blocking prowess, Jayhawk pedigree and year-after-year improvement makes him an obvious candidate for teams looking to bolster their big men rotations.

SI's Chris Mannix says that he'd be a great fit for the Knicks if he can just "rebound, defend and finish around the rim," and some believe he could do even more than that down the road. He's 23 years old, but his development curve has been moving upward consistently and he's a better athlete than he gets credit for.

For all these reasons, he could be in play for the Knicks at 24 or he could be long gone.