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Who should the Knicks take No. 1 overall in our NBA Mock Draft 2.0?

We generated a random order for the 2020 NBA Draft on Tankathon and think LaMelo Ball and Onyeka Okongwu could go 1-2 at the top.

Injured Hawks player Lamelo Ball is seen on court after the round 15 NBL match between the Illawarra Hawks and the Perth Wildcats at the WIN Entertainment Centre on January 10, 2020 in Wollongong, Australia Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

We’ve already completed a mock draft as if the team with the worst record in the NBA automatically receives the No. 1 pick, but now we’ve decided to take a look at some other options. We used Tankathon’s draft simulator to generate a random order for the lottery, and here’s how things panned out in the end.

The New York Knicks miraculously ended up with the top pick in the 2020 NBA Draft for the first time since 1985, when they selected Patrick Ewing. Rather than having to settle for Cole Anthony later on in the lottery, New York grabs LaMelo Ball — the field’s best most exciting playmaking guard — with the first selection. He has the size to play alongside the bevy of other guards on the Knicks’ roster and has the potential to become the next face of the franchise. Here’s the rest of the picks:

2020 NBA Mock Draft 2.0

1. New York Knicks: LaMelo Ball, PG, Illawara hawks

2. Golden State Warriors: Onyeka Okongwu, C, USC

3. Chicago Bulls: James Wiseman, C, Memphis

4. San Antonio Spurs: Killian Hayes, PG, ratiopharm Ulm

5. Cleveland Cavaliers: Anthony Edwards, SG, Georgia

6. Minnesota Timberwolves: Obi Toppin, PF, Dayton

7. Atlanta Hawks: Isaac Okoro, SF, Auburn

8. Detroit Pistons: Deni Avdija, SF, Maccabi Tel Aviv

9. Charlotte Hornets: Aaron Nesmith, SG/SF, Vanderbilt

10. Washington Wizards: Tyrese Haliburton

11. Phoenix Suns: Cole Anthony, PG/SG, UNC

12. Sacramento Kings: Josh Green, SG, Arizona

13. New Orleans Pelicans: Devin Vassell, SG/SF, Florida State

14. Portland Trail Blazers: Patrick Williams, SF/PF, Florida State

15. Orlando Magic: Tyrese Maxey, PG/SG, Kentucky

16. Minnesota Timberwolves (via BKN): Nico Mannion, PG, Arizona

17. Boston Celtics (via MEM): Isaiah Stewart, PF/C, Washington

18. Dallas Mavericks: Leandro Bolmaro, SG, FC Barcelona

19. Milwaukee Bucks (via IND): Jaden McDaniels, SF/PF, Washington

20. Brooklyn Nets (via PHI): Theo Maldeon, PG, PG, ASVEL Basket

21. Denver Nuggets (via HOU): RJ Hampton, PG/SG, New Zealand Breakers

22. Philadelphia 76ers (via OKC): Kira Lewis, PG, Alabama

23. Miami Heat: Precious Achiuwa, PF, Memphis

24. Utah Jazz: Saddiq Bey, SF, Villanova

25. Oklahoma City Thunder (via DEN): Robert Woodard II, SF, Mississippi State

26. Boston Celtics: Tyrell Terry, PG, Stanford

27. New York Knicks (via LAC): Jalen Smith, PF, Maryland

28. Toronto Raptors: Vernon Carey Jr., PF/C, Duke

29. Los Angeles Lakers: Tre Jones, PG, Duke

30. Boston Celtics (via MIL): Aleksej Pokuševski, C, Olympiacos B