The grim reality for New York Knicks fans is that their season truly continues on Tuesday, May 14, otherwise known as the day of the NBA Draft Lottery.
How the ping pong balls fall that evening will define the course of this franchise for years to come, and these last 25 games, though sure to be a slog of losses, will play a major role in shaping the Knicks' fate that evening. Here are the varied scenarios Knicks faithful should prepare for between now and when that first envelope is opened.
Currently, New York owns the worst record in the league at 10-47. The teams trailing in the tank-off but within reach are the Phoenix Suns at 11-48, Cleveland Cavaliers at 12-46, and Chicago Bulls at 14-44. The Atlanta Hawks were once a contender in Tank Bowl 2019, but rattled off five wins in six games in late 2018, and have since been regular terrible instead of Knicks terrible.