The 1998/1999 season Knicks finished in 8th place, 1 game ahead of the 9th place Charlotte Hornets. For me that was probably my favorite New York sports team playoff run ever in any sport. However, if you could go back which would have been better for the franchise. Had they lost 1 more game that season then the Hornets would have got the 8th seed and the knicks would have finished in 9th. The Knicks would have won the lottery the next year like the Hornets did and got the 3rd pick. I'm almost certain they would have picked Baron Davis with PG the only logical position they could have improved at that time. Or maybe they trade with Vancouver to move up 1 spot to take Steve Francis.
I wonder how our future would have changed. Baron Davis/Steve Francis = no eventual trade for Marbury. Also maybe if that team missed the playoffs they would have realized the team needed to think about rebuilding. Maybe they let Ewing's contract run out instead of trading him for Glen Rice. Maybe they don't resign Allan Houston if they did not know if he could be clutch in the playoffs.
I'm not sure how much debate can come out of this...but I just would like to know if anyone else would trade one of their greatest Knick postseason memories if it meant possibly a completely different decade to follow.