The NBA Draft is behind us so it's time to grade who won and who lost and what players will go straight to the Hall Of Fame. It was no surprise that Duke's Zion Williamson went number one overall to the New Orleans Pelicans and it's no surprise he's the favorite to win the top rookie honors this coming season.
The 2019 NBA Lottery is over and the Pelicans have landed the number one pick and Duke phenom Zion Williamson. The Knicks, Cavaliers and Suns all had a 14% chance at the top pick and the top ten picks are now set.
I for one truly enjoy speculating that my favorite team will land the best player available each and every opportunity, but this Kevin Durant to the New York Knicks story might be getting out of control. I can totally see a scenario where KD walks away from the Golden State Warriors and signs with the Knicks but I'm not 100% convinced it'll happen.
It's kind of crazy that as long as the New York Knicks have been a have been a bad NBA team they haven't had the number one overall pick in the NBA draft since 1985. That was the year the Knicks not only won the lottery but also got it right and drafted the player I would spend my childhood cheering for, Center from Georgetown Patrick Ewing. The Knicks are hoping Ewing can come through for the team again and help land the number one overall pick in this year's Lottery.
Going into the first day of "March Madness" the clear cut favorite to go #1 in the NBA Draft regardless of who had the pick was Duke Freshman Zion Williamson. There are some that believe after Sophomore Guard Temetrius Jamal "Ja" Morant lead Murray St to an upset win over Big East power Marquette in round one of the Tourney, he should be the top pick. You can count Ja's dad among that group.
Tonight the Syracuse Orange get the "pleasure" of welcoming Duke University Forward Zion Williamson back to College Basketball. The Fabulous Freshman was dominating NCAA hoops when a sneaker malfunction sidelined him for the last six games. The 6-7 285 pound Freshman is back and looks as dominant as ever.
First off, this was so much tougher than I expected it to be. When I watch the New York Knicks play this season I am well aware they need SO MUCH HELP if they want to truly compete in the Eastern Conference not to mention the NBA. The issue is I find myself starting to like pieces of the current roster. I wasn't completely heart broken when the Knicks traded Kristaps Porzingis because I like the potential of adding two max contracts. So here are FOUR variations of my dream Roster for next season.