The lottery has passed, and it really could not have gone much better for the Knicks fans than what transpired Tuesday night.
13. New Orleans
14. L.A. Clippers
Not only do the Bulls stay put at #9, but the Celtics dramatically fell to FIFTH in the draft, the worst POSSIBLE scenario for Boston, which, actually, as much as I didn’t want Oden or Durant in the Knicks’ division, I still felt kinda bad for the Celtics. I mean, FIFTH?!? That’s rough.
Not as rough as Memphis, which really didn’t even tank this season, and yet fell all the way to FOURTH.
Atlanta made out like a bandit, sneaking up one spot to avoid giving their pick to Phoenix, but also seeing Indiana FAIL to move up, thereby giving Atlanta’ Indiana’s pick. That is huge for Atlanta. However, as someone (Hollinger?) joked, they will probably use both picks on 6’9″ swing men.
Good night for Knicks fans, even if most of the “joy” comes from sour grapes.