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Mercifully, this should be the last one of these. It better be. Tonight, a bunch of teams who had bad seasons and missed the playoffs will get their lottery picks. The Knicks, who had a bad season and missed the playoffs, will not. They would have swapped lottery picks with the Nuggets, but instead that deal is going to Toronto because New York once traded for fucking Andrea Bargnani.

Thus, tonight is the third biannual Player Hater's Ball. I'll sit here praying the teams benefiting from the Knicks' generosity do not benefit beyond expectations and praying that ... well, that the lottery machine just spits out turds and nobody gets any picks at all. To all the teams in this lottery: I hope all the bad things in life happen to you and nobody else but you. Hate hate hate hate hate hate hate.

This can also be the game thread.

No more trading future first-rounders, Knicks. It never seems to end well.