When the New York Knicks traded Marcus Morris for the Los Angeles Clippers, it was clear that the draft pick netted in the deal would come somewhere towards the end of the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft.
With the Clippers winning their last game of seeding in the bubble, it is now set in stone that the Knicks will select 27th place overall.
New York will learn the fate of their first-round pick later this week – August 20 – when the NBA conducts the annual draft lottery. The Knicks have a 9% chance of landing with the overall first pick. They have a 37.2% chance of finishing in the top four. They are more likely to choose the 7th or 8th (50.4%). New York can land anywhere between 1 and 10, except the fifth.
The Knicks also have a second pick (39th overall) from Charlotte following Willy Hernangomez’s trade. Ironically, former team president Phil Jackson swapped New York’s 2020 second round pick for Philadelphia for the 2015 second round pick that was used to originally select Hernangomez.