Knicks select Dayton PF Obi Toppin with eighth pick in NBA Draft

Without having to trade up, the Knicks got their guy.Brooklyn-bred Obi Toppin dropped down the board and fell to the Knicks with their eighth pick, giving new team president Leon Rose his first big player acquisition as team president. Toppin, 21, was the Naismith College Player of the Year last season for Dayton after following a breakthrough sophomore campaign.He’s a high-flying power forward with upside comparisons to Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin. The Knicks already have a ball-dominant power forward in Julius Randle, but he’s on an expiring contract and not part of New York’s longte…

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