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Knicks miss playoffs = Top 5 Pick?

Yesterday I came across a tweet from Sheridanhoops (Chris Sheridan who used to work for espn) that I had a hard time understanding.

"For #Knicks fans who are wondering, their draft pick is Top 5 protected if they miss the playoffs."

So if I am interpreting this correctly, missing the playoffs would guarantee us a top 5 pick in the upcoming draft? Can someone shed some light on this, whether I'm reading into this tweet incorrectly or why we would have a top 5 pick?

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