The Knicks had a 19.9 percent chance to earn the No. 1 pick in this year's draft, but they fell to No. 4 during Tuesday's lottery.
The Knicks, who had a woeful 17-65 record this season, will pick behind the Wolves, Lakers and 76ers. Their draft-lottery misfortune deals a blow to Phil Jackson's rebuilding efforts in the Big Apple, especially with uncertainty surrounding Carmelo Anthony's fit in the triangle offense. The rest of the draft order reads: Orlando (5), Sacramento (6), Denver (7), Detroit (8), Charlotte (9), Miami (10), Indiana (11), Utah (12), Phoenix (13) and Oklahoma City (14).