2017 NBA Lottery Mock Draft 1.0
This would shock some around the league with Fox and Smith on the board, but remember that Phil Jackson is running the show (how could you forget?).
First, he isn’t scared of taking international talent after he took Kristaps Porzingis over the likes of Justise Winslow or Stanley Johnson just a few years ago. Ntilikina is an international question mark, but that doesn’t scare Phil.
Second, the Knicks will die by the triangle and Ntilikina fits the triangle offense the best out of the remaining point guards. He doesn’t require the ball in his hands and is probably the better outside shooter of the three.
With that being said, I believe Ntilikina is the pick and I like it. I am a believer in the French kid and think with time and proper development, can turn into something special in the league. But no matter where you land on the Ntilikina scale, nobody really knows how it will turn out.