If the NBA cancels the rest of the regular season and resumes with a 16-team playoff format, the Knicks will finish with the sixth-worst record in the NBA.
That would give New York a nine percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick and a 36 percent chance of getting a pick in the top four in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Obviously, the Knicks could also slide back in the lottery. If they finish with the sixth-worst record, New York could move all the way back to ninth depending on how the ping pong balls bounce. (Technically, there is a very small chance that they’d slide back to 10th).
We say all that to say that the Knicks probably are preparing for dozens of different scenarios for the draft.
They have two first-round picks (they received the No. 27 pick in the Marcus Morris trade with the Clippers). They also have the 38th pick in the second round.
Depending on where they land in the lottery, they could look to trade up, down or stand pat and make their pick.