Knicks: Is it finally time to abolish the NBA Draft?

Zion Willamson, NBA Draft.(Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 20: Zion Williamson walks to the stage after being drafted with the first overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 20, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

Abolish the draft: Why it is good for the players

It’s frustrating to watch every year when the best players are forced to go to franchises they don’t want to play for. We saw Zion Williamson’s expression when New Orleans won the lottery, and it was reported that he wanted to go to the Knicks.

You have LaVar Ball on record saying he wanted LaMelo to go the Knicks. It is simply un-American to force someone to work somewhere they don’t want, especially for less than their market value.

Would I hate the draft lottery if the Knicks had won it a couple of times since 1985? Probably not as much.

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Abolishing the draft would also eliminate the draft conspiracy theories, which I must say sometimes seem to have merit. Every time a franchise has miraculously beaten the lottery odds, it has favored the NBA financially. I don’t recall it once being bad for the NBA’s bottom line. That topic would finally be put to rest. All the responsibility to find young stars would be exclusively on the teams.