NBA Draft Lottery 2020: New York Knicks are eighth, fans call it 'a curse' and say James Dolan should sell team
Well, the New York Knicks can sit back and just hope for some miracle to come their way. They ended up eighth on Thursday's (August 20) virtual draft and, needless to say, fans have had enough. Opinions flowed on thick and fast during the lottery draw on Twitter. The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery on Thursday, securing the No. 1 pick in October’s draft.
"At least the Rangers got the #1 pick — Knicks as a franchise are a curse — Can Thibs turn it around ? can they sign a big name player? Who falls to #8 that is worthy or do you trade the pick? Too many questions — Rangers are closer than the Knicks — I believe," shared one of the fans.
At least the Rangers got the #1 pick -- Knicks as a franchise are a curse - Can Thibs turn it around ? can they sign a big name player ? Who falls to #8 that is worthy or do you trade the pick ? Too many questions - Rangers are closer than the Knicks - i believe— Sal LaSardo (@SLasardo) August 21, 2020
It does sting to see this: "Knicks can't get a break," read one of the tweets.
Knicks can't get a break pic.twitter.com/3TdMy6BwZz— Scooby (@ScoobyLou29) August 21, 2020
And it looks like the curse is here to stay. "Us knicks fan been paying for the set up of Patrick Ewing draft to the knicks in the 80’s we are cursed," reckoned a fan who was watching the proceedings.
Us knicks fan been paying for the set up of Patrick Ewing draft to the knicks in the 80’s we are cursed— Los (@Los24521920) August 21, 2020
Poor James Dolan. He was at the receiving end as well. "All the sports team owners with the last name Dolan need to sell the teams," said one of the fans on Twitter.
All the sports team owners with the last name Dolan need to sell the teams.— T.O. (@Trevowens13) August 21, 2020
There were still some fans who weighed in on the result. "They could trade picks with the warriors and add somebody like Mitchell Robinson," shared one of them.
They could trade picks with the warriors and add somebody like Mitchell robinson— FR3SH JAWZ (@FChopstickz) August 21, 2020
According to Yahoo, Cleveland Cavaliers was slotted second and were the favored ones to win the No. 1 pick. Instead, they ended up fifth while the Knicks had the odds for sixth-best and will now pick eThe Cavaliers were slotted second and tied for the best odds to win the No. 1 pick and will pick fifth. The Knicks had the sixth-best odds and will pick eighth.
Here is the complete order of the lottery picks that were revealed on August 20.
1. Minnesota Timberwolves
2. Golden State Warriors
3. Charlotte Hornets
4. Chicago Bulls
5. Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Atlanta Hawks
7. Detroit Pistons
8. New York Knicks
9. Washington Wizards
10. Phoenix Suns
11. San Antonio Spurs
12. Sacramento Kings
13. New Orleans Pelicans
14. Boston Celtics (via Memphis Grizzlies)