In Lost Season, Knicks Turn To Lottery...Again
by John Jastremski
Mar 21, 2017 | 8136 views | 0 0 comments | 448 448 recommendations | email to a friend | print
As we prepare for the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament, the story lines are endless. With the exception of the East Region at Madison Square Garden, the Blue Bloods are out in full force.

It’s a thing of beauty. You may root for Cinderella the first few days of the NCAA Tournament, but at the end of the day, seeing the best players that the sport has to offer is for the best.

For example, would you rather watch the upstarts like Wisconsin and South Carolina at Madison Square Garden, or would you rather have the opportunity to see North Carolina against Kentucky or UCLA?

Clown question, bro.

I am salivating over the idea of watching UCLA and Kentucky play in a Sweet 16 game on Friday night.

Two of the most storied programs in college basketball and the game is oozing with NBA talent.

Three surefire top-ten picks will be suiting up Friday night. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball and Kentucky’s DeAaron Fox and Malik Monk.

It’s the sort of game that’s worth watching for any basketball fan. However, it even has more meaning potentially for New York Knicks fans.

The lottery pick is the only silver lining the Knicks have from their dumpster fire of a 2017 season.

The season has zapped the life out of me. In fact, it’s come to a point where once again I’m rooting for as many losses as possible.

Why? Well, because landing a top pick in this year’s NBA Draft could become a building block for years to come.

Root for the potential of that or Knicks meaningless wins down the stretch? Your choice.

I’ll root for the potential of wishing, hoping and praying that somehow, someway, the Knicks can land one of the players that will be suiting up.

Ball, Fox and Monk are the sort of guards the Knicks have been dying to add. The sort of explosive play-making and shot-making players that are an absolute must for the modern-day NBA.

Let’s just hope they’re not forced to play in the triangle offense.

You can listen to me Thursday & Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. on CBS Sports Radio and Sunday from 2 to 6 a.m. & Tuesday from 1 to 6 a.m. on WFAN Sports Radio 660/101.9 FM.

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