Ahhhhhh nothing like another night of Knicks disappointment. Very cool.
I’ll never stop loving my Knicks, but God is it hard. Like I previously alluded to in my preview blog, I don’t blame the Knicks for not getting the first pick. We put ourselves in the best position possible to get the top pick, and the NBA slapped us in the face again. Sure, Dolan probably could’ve offered a little more money than Pelican’s owner Gayle Benson, but I accept that the draft was out of our hands.
What a blunder by the NBA, though. Memphis and New Orleans are the two least valuable franchises in the league and now we all have to pretend like Anthony Davis and Zion are going to be this monstrous combo. Boogie Cousins couldn’t take the small market, and I doubt Zion and his agent are happy about it either. I cannot wait for KD and the boys to steamroll them in MSG next year.
Can we also address Rachel Nichols’ obsession with Zion? Throughout the Lottery, she literally wouldn’t stop talking about him. The poor guy was just sitting there listening to her rant about how he’s going to be the first pick and how special he’s going to be. I very rarely feel bad for players that aren’t Knicks or Ron Baker, but I felt for Zion tonight. You get hit on by Rachel Nichols and then get drafted by the Pelicans all within a matter of minutes. Life comes at you pretty fast, huh.
So now the Knicks are gonna take whoever’s available between Ja Morant and RJ Barrett. Those guys could actually become something pretty special in the league, so it’s hard to mess this pick up. Just select whichever one is available and DO NOT pick anyone outside of those two.
Long story short: the Knicks got robbed again. I knew we should’ve had Bargnani represent us at the lottery.