Draft Watch

2019 KNICKS PICKS

  • 1st round pick
  • 2nd round pick (least favorable from Orlando, Cleveland, or Houston)

2019 TRADED PICKS

  • 2nd round pick (own) to Brooklyn

FUTURE INCOMING PICKS

  • 2020 second round pick from Charlotte
  • 2021 second round pick from Charlotte

FUTURE OUTGOING PICKS

  • 2020 second round pick (own) to Philadelphia or Charlotte
  • 2021 second round pick (own) to Philadelphia

DRAFT WATCH

Latest lottery odds and prospect news leading up to the 2019 Draft

Lottery odds courtesy of Tankathon.com

FAQ

Every team that misses the playoffs is part of the lottery.

Picks 1-4 are determined by the drawing of lottery ball combinations. The three teams with the worst record receive the highest number of combinations (equating into a 14% chance of winning the first overall pick). The odds for the remaining participants in the 14-team lottery are reduced gradually after the top three. After drawings are conducted for the first four picks of the NBA Draft, the other lottery teams will continue to pick in inverse order of their regular-season record.

The most a team can jump in the lottery is from 14 to 1.

The most a team can fall in the lottery is 4 spots (i.e. from 1 to 5).

When teams are tied with the same record, the lottery odds are split evenly between the two picks, with the odd amount given to the team that wins a coin flip.

Quickly

The Knicks traded their own 2019 second round pick to Philadelphia. They have two additional 2019 second round picks from Cleveland and Houston. Orlando is allowed to swap for the most favorable pick among those Cleveland and Houston picks. The Knicks then owe the next most favorable pick that Orlando doesn’t take from them to Sacramento. And New York is left with the least favorable of the three picks.

What happened to their own pick?

The Knicks traded their own 2019 second round pick to Philadelphia back in 2014 in order to shed Travis Outlaw’s contract. The move opened a roster spot for Travis Wear and saved the Knicks $4.7 million in luxury tax payments.

Philadelphia later traded the pick to Brooklyn, who now owns it.

How did they get the least favorable pick among Cleveland, Orlando, or Houston?

Knicks received a 2019 second round pick from Cleveland for Iman Shumpert and JR Smith trade (2015).

Knicks received a 2019 second round pick from Houston for Pablo Prigioni (2015).

As part of the sign-and-trade deal that brought Kyle O’Quinn to New York from Orlando (2015), the Magic have the right to swap their pick for either 2nd round pick the Knicks received from Cleveland and Houston.

As compensation for signing Scott Perry from Sacramento, the Knicks will send the second round pick they don’t swap with Orlando to Sacramento.

2019 KNICKS PICKS

  • 1st round pick
  • 2nd round pick (least favorable from Orlando, Cleveland, or Houston)

2019 TRADED PICKS

  • 2nd round pick (own) to Brooklyn

FUTURE INCOMING PICKS

  • 2020 second round pick from Charlotte
  • 2021 second round pick from Charlotte

FUTURE OUTGOING PICKS

  • 2020 second round pick (own) to Philadelphia or Charlotte
  • 2021 second round pick (own) to Philadelphia
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