On May 14, the Knicks will be praying to land the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, so they would have the chance to take Duke F Zion Williamson as a building block for the future.
But not everyone wants to see Zion in Madison Square Garden.
Former Duke star and current ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams is one of them, and he gave his reasoning to TMZ.
"I live in New York City, so obviously everybody wants the answer to be New York," Williams said. "But I don't know if I trust James Dolan enough with that yet."
It's no secret Dolan has been a sore subject for Knicks fans, but he was in bad spotlight more this season after his incident of banning a fan from MSG for bellowing to the owner to sell the team. And in Williams' case, Kristaps Porzingis -- the team's franchise player at the time -- requested a trade reportedly because he didn't like the direction of the Knicks.
That direction will be on full display this offseason, though, as they try to revamp their roster and do a complete 180 with the two max free agent slots they have. Two max free agents like Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, for example, could be paired with Williamson in blue and orange.
So where does Williams want to see the freshman phenom land?
"It would be kind of dope to see him in ATL with Trae Young," Williams said, referencing the Hawks.
The Knicks have a higher percentage at 14 percent to land the first overall pick in the lottery compared to the Hawks at 10.5 percent. We'll see how the ping pong balls fall in a few weeks.