Ewing to represent Knicks at draft lottery

The Phoenix Suns lost the time-breaker for the NBA Draft Lottery

This technically means that the Phoenix Suns will pick "third", however both teams remain tied for the highest odds in the lottery with the best chance of selecting first overall pick (14.0%) along with the New York Knicks. Next month, Patrick Ewing will represent NY at the Draft Lottery for a chance to get Zion. While both teams have an equal chance of winning the lottery, the Suns now could draft as low as the seventh spot, while the Cavs could draft as low as the sixth. "Patrick's connection to the lottery is well documented, and we're proud to have one of the all-time Knicks greats sit on the dais on behalf of the team, the city and the fans".

The Knicks finished the season with the worst record in the National Basketball Association.

With chairman Dan Gilbert watching in NY, the Cavs, who finished 19-63 during the first year without LeBron James, won the tiebreaker - a blind draw - with the Phoenix Suns.

In the years prior, the team with the worst record the previous season was rewarded with the best odds of winning the next draft's lottery (which was a 25.0% chance, again per Tankathon).

NY have a 14% chance to get the No. 1 overall pick. The 2019 NBA Draft takes place on June 20. The resulting trade, which sent Ewing to Seattle in his 16th season, saddled the Knicks with long-term salary commitments to players with middling talent.

Ewing now serves as head coach at Georgetown. NY has won just one playoff series since then.

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