The Knicks draft picks might not be trash It is complicated with protections but here is what they have:
2024 Own DAL (mid 20s?)
2025 Own MIL (late 20s?) DET (mid teens?)
2025 Own WAS (early teens?)
The MIL and DAL picks are protected but they should both be plenty late enough to comply. The DET and WAS picks could go earlier but their protections are likely to be in play along the way. I just made a guess of when when might hit. The Knicks are likely to be really bad at least once or twice, maybe middling the rest. So their picks are maybe in the 10-15 range through this period?