Newsclip®: [Sports] The sad path of Knicks’ squandered Bargnani pick | New York Post

"As the NBA lottery ping-pong balls dance on Tuesday night in Midtown, the Knicks and Nets will sadly be sitting out despite also sitting out the playoffs. The only solace for the Knicks is even if they owned their first-round pick, they would not have been able to keep it if their ping-pong ball combination won Tuesday’s lottery. If the Knicks had shot up into the top 3, with a chance at LSU’s Ben Simmons or Duke’s Brandon Ingram, Phil Jackson likely would have had to hand it over to Denver. Here’s why: The Knicks traded their 2016 first-rounder to Toronto in the Andrea Bargnani disaster in 2014. However, under the terms of the semi-disaster Carmelo Anthony trade with the Nuggets, Denver has the right to swap for the Knicks' pick, which is now controlled by the Raptors. As it stands, Toronto is seeded No. 7, based on the Knicks’ seventh-worst record (32-50), with a 4.3 percent chance at the No. 1 pick. Denver is seeded",

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