Cohen 8-Ball: If There Were No Draft Lottery

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Josh Cohen’s Analysis (Jan. 26, 2014): Though he was unable to help the Knicks win a championship, Patrick Ewing remains the most celebrated and acclaimed player in the franchise’s history.

And it all started when New York hit the lottery jackpot in 1985, the year when Ewing was indisputably the best, most daunting prospect of his generation.

Without a draft lottery, however, Ewing would have gone on to star for…

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