Itâ€™s that time of year again New York Knicks fans! Â Itâ€™s the end of the season wear the Knicks win meaningless games. Â For example, last night. Â The Knicks defeated the Chicago Bulls 113-105. Â The marks their 15th victory of the season.
The Knicks own the worst record in the league at 15-62. Â Next is the Phoenix Suns at 18-60 then the Cleveland Calivers at 19-59. Â This now secures the Knicks with a chance at the number one overall pick in the draft. Â Each of the top 3 worst records teams have a 14% chance at getting the top pick.
Despite the Knicks winning a meaningless game, I still find myself asking, â€œWhy?â€ Â Fans have been telling me that â€œwho cares about winning a game down the stretch. Â They still secured a top 3 chance at the first pick.â€ Â Rightfully so. Â But, we have seen this story before.
How can fans forget the last two seasons when the Knicks, where the Knicks ending the season with a win and ruined their lottery chance. Â 2016-2017, they beat the Sixers in the final game 114-113, then 2017-2018 agains the Cavaliers 110-98.
Some will look at that situation and have a different vision. Â The Knicks didnâ€™t have a chance at a top 3 pick, but they had a chance to improve their pick and they decided to win. Â Not saying that winning is bad, but in certain situations itâ€™s meaningless.
Iâ€™d like to continue pilling up the losses, despite have the same odds at the top pick as the Suns and Cavaliers. Â No point to win now. Â I donâ€™t want to here that stuff, â€œwell itâ€™ll be good juju or a good start going into next season.â€ Â Stop.
With 5 games remaining in the season, the Knicks play 2 teams currently with a winning record, Pistons and Rockets. Â Do not be surprised when the Knicks squeak out one of two more games, especially the last game of the season. Â There seems to be a trend the last two seasons.
With all that, the Knicks need to continue losing games. Â Some will say that it doesnâ€™t mean anything, since we secured a top 3 chance at Zion Williamson. Â But, having the worst record in the league as to give the Knicks some good juju at landing the number one pick, right?