The Knicks don't need to tank the rest of the season. They are tied for the 4th worst record in the NBA. Even if the Knicks were to win all the games left in the season, they'll still be guaranteed a top 8 pick. The Knicks are pretty much locked in for a high lottery pick. There's no way they won't have an oportunity to draft either Michael Beasley, Derrick Rose, Brook Lopez,
OJ Mayo, Hasheem Thabeet, Anthony Randolph, or D.J. Augustin. The only question is if Donnie Walsh will take the Isiah approach to things and trade the pick.