2022 Lottery Simulation and NBA Mock Draft: Who Would Knicks Take No. 1?


Projected to pick No. 11 before the 2022 NBA draft lottery, the New York Knicks have a 2 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick. Winning it would be the break they've been waiting for, and a timely one, with the team suddenly caught between competing and rebuilding. The Knicks have picked in the top four just twice since selecting Patrick Ewing in 1985. And in those two drafts, they still managed to miss out on Zion Williamson and Ja Morant in 2019 and Karl-Anthony Towns in 2015. Despite the team's promising young group with RJ Barrett (21 years old), Immanuel Quickley (22), Obi Toppin (24), Quentin Grimes (22), Deuce McBride (21) and Cam Reddish (22), the front office still needs to be in best-player-available mode come draft night. Julius Randle's value is unclear, Mitchell Robinson will be unrestricted and Evan Fournier just put up the lowest field-goal percentage of his career. Watch National Finals Rodeo 2022 online on official channels. Get Las Vegas NFR live, date, time, tickets, results.