For the first time in a long time, New York Knicks fans don’t have to rely on ping pong balls falling in the right direction due to the fact that they made the playoffs and got to miss the lottery altogether.
This doesn’t mean the Knicks are devoid of draft picks and they’ll actually be represented rather well if they end up keeping all four of the ones they have.
As it stands right now, the Knicks hold No. 19, 21, 32 and 58 in the upcoming draft, but there’s reason to believe they won’t be holding on to every one of them.
The Knicks are in unexpected territory where they are expected to win now, and with the window being that wide open for them, they’ll likely want to load up on a talent that can help out the team now versus having to develop anybody.
Because of this, there’s a growing belief that the Knicks could package their picks in an effort to move up further in the draft or even bundle them for a star player like Damian Lillard.