Will the Knicks get Zion Williamson?
Don’t worry New York Knicks’ fans, this miserable season is halfway over. The good news is that their NBA draft lottery odds aren’t bad when it comes to landing the top pick.
With the Knicks currently sitting at 10-45 with the All-Star break almost upon us, their loyal fans can only dream about the possibility of landing the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which would allow them to select Duke superstar Zion Williamson.
Williamson is expected to be a once in a lifetime kind of player that could help a team become a contender in the not-so-distant future.
With the Knicks continuing to tank this season, their odds of landing the top pick are pretty good.
Stefan Bondy of the NY Daily News posted the Knicks’ draft lottery odds if they do in fact finish the season as the second worst team in the league.
The lottery system is very interesting. Typically the second worst team would have the best shot at the second overall pick. But not anymore.
Right now, the odds favor New York landing the 5th overall pick with their current chances being at 27.8 percent. Compared to a 14 percent chance at the top pick and 13.4 percent chance at the second overall pick.
With the 2019 NBA Draft lottery taking place on May 14th, Knicks fans have plenty of time to say their prayers in hopes of getting the top pick and adding a game changer like Zion Williamson.
Zion has been averaging 21.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game as a true freshman. He’s tied for 19th in the nation in points per game.
Williamson admitted that he would love to play for the Knicks after playing a game at Madison Square Garden earlier in the season. We’ll have to wait and see if that will happen.
Feel free to comment below and tell us what pick you think the Knicks will end up with.
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