The New York Knicks will select with the 8th pick in the NBA Draft. They will once again miss out on the first overall pick.
They had a 9.0% chance of receiving the first overall pick. The Knicks had a 20.6% chance of landing the 8th overall pick.
After another season in the basement, the Knicks and fans alike were hoping luck would come their way. Unfortunately, they remain unlucky.
The Knicks still haven’t won the lottery since selecting Patrick Ewing in 1985.
There are still plenty of options that they can draft at eighth overall. However, it may not be the LaMelo Ball or Killian Hayes that they wanted. Tyrese Haliburton, Tyrese Maxey, and Cole Anthony are point guards that might come to mind at 8th overall.
In the meantime, hopefully, Leon Rose can work his magic and either trade up or trade for a superstar like Donovan Mitchell.
This isn’t the only pick the Knicks have in the first round. They have the 27th overall pick, acquired when the team traded veteran small forward Marcus Morris in February.
The Knicks will also have the 38th overall pick in the second round. That will likely be used for a bench piece or player to develop in the G-League.
Unsurprisingly, the team needs a consistent scoring point guard. Frank Ntilikina is a quality defender but a disappointing scorer, averaging 6.0 PPG in his career. Dennis Smith Jr. disappointed after showing promise in 2018 after being traded from the Dallas Mavericks. Elfrid Payton will likely remain a backup or will be gone this offseason.