Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren, other prospects Knicks need

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The NBA’s Draft Lottery drawing was an annual Knicks’ event until last season’s renaissance broke an eight-year playoff drought.

But Leon Rose’s Knicks have taken a step back from where many expected them to be.

As a result, if the season ended Thursday, the Knicks would qualify for the May 17th lottery drawing as the 10th seed, with a 13.9 percent chance of a top-4 pick. (And those odds may improve with Derrick Rose expected to miss at least eight weeks after undergoing ankle surgery on Wednesday.)