Knicks Can’t Climb Mount Zion 🏀
The Knicks had a 14% chance of winning the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, but the hype leading up to the draft made it seem like a lock the Knicks would get the right lottery ball. But with Patrick Ewing looking on, there was no deep freeze this time of the lottery balls. The Knicks tanked the last months of the season hoping to nab the #1 pick & finished with the worst record in the NBA.
Top 4 picks in the 2019 NBA draft: 1. Pelicans 2. Grizzlies 3. Knicks 4. Lakers. New Orleans has opportunity to draft Zion Williamson.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 15, 2019
Poor Knicks go from Zion to probably RJ. Coach K often inexplicably gave the greener light to RJ, and he missed so many key late shots. Too much of a ball-hogging gunner for me, at Zion's expense. Now we'll see if K was right or very wrong.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 15, 2019
"I woke up this morning with a hangover, just pure emotional hangover. … The Odell trade, the Porzingis trade, we got a QB from Duke, and now we have the 3rd best player in the draft. I don't know how much more we can sustain. My heart hurts." — @MichaelRapaport pic.twitter.com/t4ZslMtUpj
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) May 15, 2019
Stars of the game ✨ pic.twitter.com/sHMt9MRTuZ
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) May 15, 2019
Taking a step back, imagine telling a Knicks fan a year ago today that there was a “95%” chance that the Knicks would have Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and RJ Barrett in NY’s starting lineup on opening night of the 2019-20 season…
Think most Knicks fans would sign up for that?
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) May 15, 2019
Here is our @nydnsports back page as @SBondyNYDN went behind the scenes at the NBA Draft Lottery last night as the Knicks lost the Zion Williamson sweepstakes to the Pelicans … https://t.co/i0jkLmpmhQ pic.twitter.com/5Nb6ybpNq2
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) May 15, 2019
Zion Williamson was QUICKLY whisked out of the room after Pelicans were announced the winner of the draft lottery. Source said the former Duke star was rooting to go to New York, but now is going to New Orleans.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) May 15, 2019