Ja Morant remains cruel reminder of Knicks being one pick from greatness

One draft pick away from greatness. As NBA marketing campaigns go, you could do better. Much better.

But for the Knicks, that slogan might be the most accurate option on the board.

You already know the story about the 2009 draft, with no happy ending in sight.

The Knicks held the eighth-overall pick back then, and after eight straight seasons

without winning a single playoff game, they thought they were about to finally hit pay dirt.

They were salivating over a rail-thin wonder from Davidson College, Steph Curry,

who always looked like he was wearing a uniform he pulled from his old man’s closet.

Dell Curry once led the league in 3-point shooting percentage, but his son was something else.

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