It’s the most important night of the year, folks: Draft Lottery Night! Let us start off by thanking the basketball gods that this is now an annual event, rather than a biannual one. Keeping your draft picks is nice. (Yes, I suppose the best-case scenario would be to compete in the playoffs and avoid the lottery altogether, but beggars can’t be choosers.)
General Manager Scott Perry will be representing the Knicks on the dais.
“I am confident we will be able to find a prospect who can help our team regardless of where we pick, as well as our scouting staff’s ability to maximize our draft position.”
Check out that inspirational quote! I’m ready to run through a wall! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DRAFT!
As you can see, the Knicks’ odds of moving up are slim. Worse, they have a 12.6% chance of falling back of the No. 9 position—12.2% of dropping to No. 10, 0.4% of plummeting to No. 11. They’ve fallen back in their previous two trips to the lottery, so hopefully they’re due.
Let’s go Knicks!