Knicks fans were let down on Tuesday night when it was revealed they will have the No. 3 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
So that means Duke freshman phenom Zion Williamson won't be wearing blue and orange next season. But that doesn't mean all hope is lost.
Patrick Ewing, who represented the Knicks on the dais in Chicago, thinks the fans should be happy with who team president Steve Mills and GM Scott Perry decide to choose come June 20.
"Be happy with what we have," he said after the Lottery. "Cherish him, help him, support him, support the team and hopefully good things will come."
Though the sting of not landing No. 1 may not go away so soon, Knicks fans should be happy considering the other teams with the 14 percent chance of getting the top pick -- the Cavaliers and Suns -- fell outside of the top four. The Cavs were given the No. 5 pick and the Suns fell to No. 6.
At No. 3, the Knicks will likely have either Murray State PG Ja Morant or Duke SF RJ Barrett to add to their young core. Either player would be a big upgrade on the court.