An ESPN panel ranked the 14 lottery teams on how likely they are to help Zion Williamson reach his superstar ceiling. I braced for the Knicks to be ranked near the bottom, but perhaps a subtle sign of perception change, they ranked 5th.
“Williamson would be walking into a clean slate with the Knicks,” Bobby Marks writes. “Without a starting power forward, head coach David Fizdale can use Zion either at small-ball 5 or next to Mitchel Robinson. Despite a bare roster, New York has one thing other teams in the lottery do not: $70 million in room to build a roster around Williamson.”