I never thought I would say this, but the Knicks actually won too much this year. The 31-51 Knicks finished the season with the 7th worst record in the league, falling into a tie with the T-Wolves after a 114-113 victory over the 76ers on the final night of the season, a game in which they trailed by 9 entering the 4th quarter. They then succeed to lose the tiebreaking coin flip, because if the Knicks do anything well, it’s shooting themselves in the foot time after time.
The New York Knickerbockers have been a thorn in my side since I began watching sports, and the tragedy continued Tuesday night. Having only an 18.3% chance to jump into the top 3, I figured the Knicks would be picking just outside of the top 5, seeing as they had a 57.2% chance of staying at 7th. But no, why would anything start going right for them now? The Knicks fell one spot as the 76ers (via Sacramento) jumped into the top 3.
At the end of the day, picking in the top 3 was never going to happen. And the #8 spot really isn’t all that bad, but the last time the Knicks picked 8th (2009 – Jordan Hill), Steph Curry went 7th, so this probably won’t end well.
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