The Knicks think to LaMelo Ball which is the best player in the Draft

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LaMelo Ball is the best prospect for the next draft. Ball, who should be one of the first players off the board, can now begin the virtual pre-draft process with the teams.

18-year-old Ball, who played in the NBL in Australia last season, scored an average of 17.0 points. 6.8 assists, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 thefts playing 31.3 minutes per game in 12 games played for Illawara.

The Knicks currently have the sixth worst record in the league at 21-45, which has a 9.0% chance of getting the best choice via the lottery and a 37.2% chance of getting a top 4 choice.

If the 2019-20 NBA season resumes, there is a possibility that only the teams in contention for the playoffs will continue. The Warriors, who have the worst record in the league, are preparing as if the season would resume without them.