The New York Knicks got hosed in last week’s draft lottery. Still, it was a moment to sit back on your favorite chair and watching something vaguely Knicks-related on TV. You won’t get that opportunity again for a long time.
When will we see our beloved Knickerbockers again? There will be a special bubble-like practice environment in at their Tarrytown training facility from Sept. 21 to Oct. 6, but that probably won’t be televised. (NOTE TO KNICKS: please televise it).
The next real Knicks-related source of entertainment will come on Oct. 16, during the NBA lottery...or at least it is supposed to. Sadly, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has been reporting that the draft — along with free agency and the start of the 2020-21 season — will all be delayed.
ESPN Sources: Among the topics discussed on the NBA’s Board of Governors call with Adam Silver today: Delaying the mid-October NBA draft and start of free agency, and possible timeframes for starting the 2020-2021 season beyond current Dec. 1 date. No decisions yet.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 21, 2020
Silver even mentioned during an interview with ESPN on lottery night that he expected the Dec. 1 start date for the regular season to be pushed back. He also talked about getting fans in the stands for the start of next season, which...God, I hope they don’t try that.
The writing’s on the wall, friends. We probably won’t see what the Knicks do with that No. 8 pick anytime soon. And there’s a good chance that we don’t see them play meaningful basketball for the rest of this year.