While New York Knicks fans across the globe went into the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery hoping it was finally the night that saw the moribund franchise take a positive step towards the future — as it has been so many times throughout the years — their hope was crushed into pieces as the Knicks ended up with the third overall pick, a mere consolation prize.
And boy oh boy, as it always does, NBA Twitter delivered the spiciest of memes, tweets, and GIFs as all of the world’s basketball fans collectively danced on the grave of Madison Square Garden.
As for the rest of the top four, the New Orleans Pelicans are picking first, followed by the Memphis Grizzlies, then the New York Knicks at three, with the Los Angeles Lakers at four.
Similar to Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving, Blake Griffin, and LeBron James in recent years past, Zion Williamson — a truly generational talent — is an absolute, mortal lock to be drafted with the #1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
The 2019 NBA Draft, held just days after the 2018-19 season concludes, will take place at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, June 20.
While the #1 pick is essentially pre-determined, who the Knicks will end up with is anything but, as both Murray State shooting guard Ja Morant and Duke University small forward R.J. Barrett are in contention to be selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the #2 overall pick.
2019 NBA Draft Order
1. New Orleans Pelicans
2. Memphis Grizzlies
3. New York Knicks
4. Los Angeles Lakers
5. Cleveland Cavaliers
6. Phoenix Suns
7. Chicago Bulls
8. Atlanta Hawks
9. Washington Wizards
10. Atlanta Hawks via Dallas Mavericks
11. Minnesota Timberwolves
12. Charlotte Hornets
13. Miami Heat
14. Boston Celtics via Sacramento Kings
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