Knicks: Mock draft of former NYK players in the NBA playoffs

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 03: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers adjusts his headband during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on December 03, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

How many former Knicks in the playoff bubble would still make sense on New York’s roster?

If you haven’t heard by now, the New York Knicks have several former players participating in the NBA playoffs. In case you somehow missed that fact, league commentators will take every opportunity to remind you, acting like your your mother might have when you returned from college on summer break:

Remember, Johnny from high school? I bumped into his mother the other day. Yes, mom. We broke up three years ago. Oh yes, but he was such a nice boy. You should give him a call. He cheated on me, mom.

Whether their respective time in New York was glorious or a complete disaster, if a former Knick is suiting up for a playoff game this year, you are going to hear about it. Not to mention all of the players they have overlooked in the draft—but we will leave that gripe for another article.

Since these former Knicks are getting so much attention, and with the NBA Lottery slated for later this week, I thought it would be interesting to conduct a mock draft to highlight how many of these former players would still be valuable on New York’s roster.

In other words, if the Knicks could have a redo and bring back any of their former players currently playing in the NBA playoffs, which ones would make sense to bring back? Which ones would you leave stranded in the bubble?

After looking through the list, you will see there are a lot of really bad players on good teams. Let’s start with the worst and work our way up from there.

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