how bad would it be for the knicks to lose the remaining 30+ games and still miss out on Zion?

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how bad would it be for the knicks to lose the remaining 30+ games and still miss out on Zion?

It can happen and it would really suck if they finished 10-62 and get the number 2 or 3 pick. slap in the face.


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I feel more sorry for the

I feel more sorry for the poor sap that'll end up in Cleveland

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It's at least an 85% chance

It's at least an 85% chance that will happen (ie. they don't get Zion). The NBA plays favourites for a lot of things, but it's not 1985 with cold envelopes.. you got a lot of balls if you are gonna rig it in the face of 29 other franchises and billionaire owners.

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This may sound like a

This may sound like a conspiracy theory but Sports in general are classed as entertainment, just like wrestling. Its more likely that the owners are ok with the teams "taking turns" winning the lottery.

Cleveland is a place that NO ONE wants to be. The city is meh, the owner is garbage and the organization is bottom tier. They never attract big names, so it makes sense from a business standpoint that they get Zion just to become more profitable.

The Knicks on the otherhand are one of the most valuable franchises in the NBA and always do well in attendance due to being in one of the largest markets.

TLDR; NBA is fixed/rigged and the Knicks have a better chance of picking 3rd or 4th than picking 1st or 2nd because of business reasons.

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If owners are happy for teams

If owners are happy for teams to ‘take turns’ as you put it, winning the lottery, then why have some teams never had a number 1 overall pick? Detroit has never picked first and we’d like a mulligan for when we picked second...

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86 percent chance of not

86 percent chance of not getting the #1 pick.

72.6 percent chance of not getting #1 or #2 pick

59.9 percent chance of missing out on the top 3.

Also, the Knicks have been in the lottery quite a lot over the past 20 years. Every time they have reasonable odds, people cry conspiracy. No LeBron. No Rose. No Blake. No Towns. No Ayton. No Fultz or Lonzo (so it isn't all bad). It is possible they get the top pick. They probably won't.

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10-62? Are they going to

10-62? Are they going to forfeit their last 10 games of the year?

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sorry

10-72

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They'd hardly be the first

They'd hardly be the first team that tanked only to miss out on the top pick. It would be unfortunate for them, but the sun will still come up tomorrow.

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Top seed in the East - 1

Top seed in the East - 1 lottery pick (Brook Lopez, 10th).

2nd seed in the East- 0 lottery picks.

2nd seed in the West- 1 lottery pick (Jamal Murray, 7th).

15th in the West- Seven lottery picks (Ayton 1st, Bender and Jackson 4th, Crawford 8th, Bridges 10th, Booker 13th, Warren 14th).

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Yeah, none of the Raptors

Yeah, none of the Raptors current roster were selected in the lottery. You cant play to lose it makes your organization a bunch of losers.

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If the draft lottery was

If the draft lottery was fixed than a top pick or two would have landed in the Knicks lap. Rich franchise being successful makes even more money for NBA.

If they miss out on Zion they should get a shot at Barrett or Morant who have the potential to be top stars. Missing out on all 3 would be a big hit for them to take though.

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