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PBT Extra: NBA Draft Lottery losers? Sorry New York.

Phil Jackson

Phil Jackson


It was pretty amazing how much to form the NBA Draft Lottery held this year — only two teams moved. The Lakers went up a couple spots...

And the New York Knicks fell a couple spots. Which puts them on top of the list of NBA Draft Lottery losers, as Jenna Corrado and I discuss in this latest PBT Extra.

Falling to No. 4 should not be that big a deal for the Knicks in that they still likely get to draft Emmanuel Mudiay — as long as they don’t sucumb to the pressure to trade the pick for a quick fix. The Knicks are rebuilding, they need young talent. So unless this trade were to net more young talent than is being sent out, it’s a bad idea.

But this is the Knicks, there is a long and storied history of going for the quick fix. It’s something to watch.