The New York Knicks lose their draft tiebreaker to the Timberwolves, but they should still be in a position to take Frank Ntilikina.The regular season is over, but the New York Knicks weren’t done losing. On Tuesday afternoon they took another L during the draft lottery tiebreaker to the Timberwolves.
Minnesota now has the sixth spot in the draft order with New York falling to seventh. The Knicks have an 80 percent chance of getting the seventh or eighth pick.
The furthest they can fall in the draft is No. 10. It’s the Knicks, so naturally, fans will be expecting the worst. The meaningless win in the regular season finale cost the Knicks.
Frank Ntilikina is one of the many high-profile point guard prospects in the 2017 NBA Draft. The 18-year-old, currently playing professionally in France, recently worked out at Carmelo Anthony‘s gym.
A former Knicks Europen scout shed some light on the unknown Ntilikina.
“He’s a killer,’’ former Knicks European scout Tim Shea told The Post. “Definitely a lottery pick, top 7. Right now he’s a backup, but he can get out there and he’d be great for Kristaps [Porzingis]. He’d be happy to see him, too.’’
“Great for Kristaps” are the magic words for Knicks fans. Kristaps Porzingis is upset with the franchise over Phil Jackson’s statements regarding Carmelo Anthony.
Drafting a point guard the unicorn clicks with is something that will bring him back around.