“We Got Rid of Phil Jackson, Where’s Our Karmic Reward?” – The 2018 NBA Lottery Open Thread

The Knicks haven’t moved up in the lottery since they won the Patrick Ewing sweepstakes over thirty years ago. And that was working with much different lottery odds.

Since then, the Knicks have been in 14 lotteries and have not moved up in ANY of them. They HAVE famously moved BACKWARDS in a number of them, though.

Let’s hope that they get some karmic reward for not trying to tank at the end of the season unlike most of the other teams in the bottom of the NBA.

Let’s go, lottery gods!

Knicks Morning News (2018.05.15)

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks have 1.7 percent chance to win NBA Draft Lottery
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 9:08:33 PM)

    Scott Perry doesn’t plan to bring any lucky charms with him, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Knicks’ general manager wave a Terrible Towel if they win the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night.

  • [NY Newsday] NBA draft lottery 2018 odds
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 6:00:57 PM)

    Will tanking pay off? The NBA’s bottom-dwellers will find out Tuesday night at this year’s NBA draft lottery.

  • [NYDN] This could finally be year Knicks end horrific run of poor luck
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 9:32:06 PM)

    The Knicks are due.

  • [SNY Knicks] Van Exel tweets he won’t be joining Knicks
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 10:36:16 PM)

    Despite reports indicating the Knicks were expected to hire Nick Van Exel as an assistant on David Fizdale’s staff, Van Exel tweeted that won’t be the case.

  • [SNY Knicks] Perry looking for player to ‘fit our culture’ ahead of NBA Draft Lottery
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 1:10:33 PM)

    With the NBA Draft Lottery to be announced on Tuesday, Knicks GM Scott Perry and the rest of the organization will cross their fingers and hope their slim chance to get in the top three picks is fulfilled.

  • [SNY Knicks] Supreme Court overturns ban on sports betting, allowing states to decide
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 10:45:49 AM)

    The ruling was en enormous immediate victory for the state of New Jersey, which could have a gambling venue open in Monmouth Park within a few weeks.

  • [NYTimes] 2018 N.B.A. Draft Lottery: Time, Odds and How to Stream
    (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 9:00:09 AM)

    Some teams earn a No. 1 draft pick by playing badly. Some get their No. 1 by playing badly on purpose. Others get their No. 1 by getting really lucky.

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Playoffs: Warriors Cover Steve Kerr’s Bet in Game 1 Victory
    (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 5:13:26 AM)

    Golden State got into some early foul trouble, but they fought back from a slow start and stole Game 1 of the Western Conference finals in Houston.

  • [NYTimes] Cavaliers and LeBron James Hit a Roadblock: Marcus Morris
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 4:07:33 PM)

    The Cleveland Cavaliers were rested. They were hot. And most important, they had LeBron James. So how did they lose?

  • [NYTimes] N.B.A. Western Conference Finals Preview: Rockets vs. Warriors
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 6:27:39 PM)

    James Harden and Chris Paul led Houston to the No. 1 seeding in the West, but can Stephen Curry help Golden State rise again after the team’s injury-filled season?

  • [NYTimes] Jerry West Just Wants to Feel Wanted
    (Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:30:44 AM)

    For his last act, can the N.B.A. legend have a hand in fixing the Clippers once and for all?

  • [NYPost] Knicks haven’t had luck on their side in over 30 years
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 5:02:43 PM)

    You know the meat of the quote. But this is the entirety of what Branch Rickey said one day in 1946, in an interview with The Sporting News, in what was possibly one of the most honest things anyone in sports ever said about anything: “Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact,…

  • [NYPost] Coach thinks Collin Sexton is too good to fall to Knicks in draft
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 2:13:01 PM)

    If you listen to Alabama coach Avery Johnson, the Knicks would be wise to bring “Sexton to the City’’ despite their young point-guard glut. The former Nets coach, in fact, thinks if the Knicks stand pat at No. 9 in Tuesday’s lottery, his point guard Collin Sexton won’t even be around for Knicks president Steve…

  • [NYPost] What Knicks are thinking and doing for draft-lottery miracle
    (Monday, May 14, 2018 9:36:36 AM)

    To date, the defining snapshot of Scott Perry’s term with the Knicks is the GM holding his hand to his forehead the night of Feb. 6. A look of horror stretched across Perry’s face. From his Garden seat, Perry had just seen Kristaps Porzingis crumple to the court with what turned out to be an…