A New York newspaper perfectly summed up the reaction to the outcome of the NBA draft lottery for the New York Knicks.
The Knicks entered the lottery as one of three teams with a 14 percent chance of landing the top pick in this year’s draft, which meant the opportunity to select Zion Williamson. Needless to say, Knicks fans weren’t happy to find out that New York would be picking third.
Knicks fans ain’t happy! Third overall pick. pic.twitter.com/71nOv8tfgj
— Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson (@ScoopB) May 15, 2019
As a result of the Knicks’ recent stretch of bad luck continuing, the New York Daily News will run a back page headline that encapsulates how many Knicks fans felt after Tuesday’s lottery.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 15, 2019
The No. 3 pick could still be used to select Ja Morant or R.J. Barrett, both of who are projected to have bright futures. However, the No. 1 pick and dreams of Zion Williamson playing home games in Madison Square Garden are what Knicks fans hoped for. It’s something he also reportedly was hoping for too. Unfortunately for them, that will not be happening.