A demeanour during a final 10 players taken during No. 8 in a NBA Draft

Sorry Knicks fans, though looks like a light during a finish of a hovel won’t be manifest during a 2017 NBA Draft.

The Knicks were given a No. 8 pick — and if story repeats itself, they many expected won’t be anticipating a actor that can step in and assistance this dumpster glow of an organization.

The Knicks had a No. 8 collect in a 2009 Draft when they took Jordan Hill out of Arizona.

The Knicks had a No. 8 collect in a 2009 Draft when they took Jordan Hill out of Arizona.


To get an thought of a form of actor who could be on their approach to Madison Square Garden in June, here’s a demeanour during a final 10 players to be drafted with a eighth collect in a NBA draft.

2016 – Sacramento Kings: Marquese Chriss (Washington)

After one deteriorate in a NBA, a jury is still out on Marquese Chriss. The energy brazen started 75 games for a Suns this year averaging 9 points a diversion with 4 rebounds after being traded to Phoenix by a Kings on breeze night final year.

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2015 – Detroit Pistons: Stanley Johnson (Arizona)

The Pistons used a eighth altogether collect in 2015 to fundamentally take a actor that would mostly offer as a reserve. Stanley Johnson has played in 150 games for Detroit though has usually started in 7 games, averaging 6 points for his career.

2014 – Sacramento Kings: Nik Stauskas (Michigan)

Nik Stauskas illuminated adult a Big Ten as a sharpened ensure for a Wolverines, though not so many in a NBA. Despite being taken with a No. 8 pick, Stauskas usually started one diversion his rookie deteriorate notwithstanding personification for an awful Kings team. He has given been traded to a 76ers, where he’s still not a game-changer.

Teams who have had a No. 8 collect a final 10 years have not selected a actor that went on to turn a superstar.

Teams who have had a No. 8 collect a final 10 years have not selected a actor that went on to turn a superstar.

(Frank Franklin II/AP)

2013 – Detroit Pistons: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia)

The Young Pope on HBO has been some-more successful than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, though a Pistons ensure is distant from a terrible pick. Caldwell-Pope is still Detroit’s starting sharpened guard, averaging roughly 12 points per diversion in his career. While he’s no Jimmy Butler, they did during slightest get a starter out of a pick.

2012 – Toronto Raptors: Terrence Ross (Washington)

Terrence Ross won a Slam Dunk competition as a rookie in 2013, though that’s flattering many all he’s finished in a NBA. Ross was a starting guard/forward for a Raptors from 2013-2015, though eventually became a dais actor for a group before being traded to a Magic this year.

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2011 – Detroit Pistons: Brandon Knight (Kentucky)

Coming out of Kentucky, Brandon Knight is substantially a best actor taken during No. 8 over a final 10 drafts. The ensure has shown he has what it takes to light adult a scoreboard while personification for a Pistons, Bucks and Suns. He had his best year in 2015-2016 where he averaged 19 points a diversion with a Suns.

2010 – Los Angeles Clippers: Al-Faroug Aminu (Wake Forest)

The Clippers never got many out their No. 8 collect and traded a tiny brazen to a New Orleans Hornets in 2011. Aminu has had an alright career in a NBA, though zero crazy after averaging 8 points a diversion and 7 rebounds.

The Knicks have a No .8 collect in a 2017 NBA Draft on Jun 22.

The Knicks have a No .8 collect in a 2017 NBA Draft on Jun 22.

(Frank Franklin II/AP)

2009 – New York Knicks: Jordan Hill (Arizona)

The Knicks once struck bullion when they chose Jordan Hill with a eighth collect in 2009. Just kidding. Hill was traded in 2010 as partial of a trade that brought Tracy McGrady from a Rockets to a Knicks. The center/power brazen has played 10 seasons in a joining for 5 opposite teams and is now with a Timberwolves.

2008 – Milwaukee Bucks: Joe Alexander (West Virginia)

Milwaukee competence have gotten some-more out of Jason Alexander than they did from Joe Alexander. The former West Virginia tiny brazen never started a diversion in a NBA and spent many of his time in a D-League before damage forced him to take his basketball talents overseas.

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2007 – Charlotte Bobcats: Brandan Wright (North Carolina)

Brandan Wright was a wrong collect for a Bobcats and was traded that same night to a Warriors. To make matters worse for a Bobcats, a subsequent collect was a large male that could’ve done a opposite in Florida’s Joakim Noah. Wright never found a approach to turn an each day starter in a joining and mostly battled injuries.

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