Common Cause Moves Supreme Court Against Appointment Of Interim Director Of CBI; Seeks Directions For Appointment Of Regular Director

first_imgTop StoriesCommon Cause Moves Supreme Court Against Appointment Of Interim Director Of CBI; Seeks Directions For Appointment Of Regular Director Akshita Saxena4 March 2021 12:04 AMShare This – xThe Common Cause society has moved the Supreme Court seeking appointment of a regular Director of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), in accordance with Section 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. The public interest litigation also opposes appointment of Mr. Praveen Sinha as an interim / acting CBI Director, after expiry of the term of the last incumbent viz….Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Common Cause society has moved the Supreme Court seeking appointment of a regular Director of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), in accordance with Section 4A of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. The public interest litigation also opposes appointment of Mr. Praveen Sinha as an interim / acting CBI Director, after expiry of the term of the last incumbent viz. Mr. Rishi Kumar Shukla on February 2 this year. The plea states that appointment of a full-time Director as per the statutory law is necessary for upholding the rule of law and for enforcement of the rights of the citizens under Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India. It also refers to the case of Prakash Singh v. Union of India, (2019) 4 SCC 13, against appointment of Director General of Police on acting basis and argues that just like DGPs are heads of police force in states and CBI Director leads the premier Central Investigating agency. Thus, the aforesaid direction should be squarely applicable in the case of CBI Director to the effect that the Centre shall never conceive of the idea of appointing any person on the post of Director, CBI on an acting/interim basis. It has urged the Court to issue directions to the Central Government to appoint a regular Director of CBI forthwith in accordance with Section 4A of the DSPE Act. [The provision states that the Central Government shall appoint the CBI Director on the recommendation of the Committee consisting of the Prime Minister, the Leader of Opposition and the Chief Justice of India.] That apart, the Petitioner has sought a general direction to the Union of India, to make sure that it initiates and completes the process of selection of the CBI Director well in advance, atleast 1 to 2 months before the date on which the vacancy in the post of CBI Director is about to occur in future. In this context, it has referred to the case of Anjali Bhardwaj v. Union of India, (2019) 18 SCC 246, where the Supreme Court with regard to vacancies at Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions had held, “it would be apposite that the process for filling up of a particular vacancy is initiated 1 to 2 months before the date on which the vacancy is likely to occur so that there is not much time-lag between the occurrence of vacancy and filling up of the said vacancy.”The plea is filed through Advocate Prashant Bhushan.Next Storylast_img read more

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BMV asking drivers to return overpaid refunds

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana BMV is asking hundreds of Hoosiers to return money they were refunded as part of excise tax overcharges.The state agency reportedly overpaid about $60,000 to 254 customers. A mailed letter was sent to affected drivers urging them to return the excessive payments.BMV officials announced in September that 180,000 Hoosiers who registered vehicles since 2004 are entitled to refunds estimated to total $29 million.last_img

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Holy Cross meets Bucknell in Patriot League tourney

first_img Associated Press FAB FRESHMEN: Holy Cross’ Joe Pridgen, Austin Butler and Ryan Wade have collectively accounted for 50 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 43 percent of all Crusaders points over the last five games.JUMPING FOR JIMMY: Jimmy Sotos has connected on 37.5 percent of the 144 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 13 over his last three games. He’s also converted 83.5 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Bucknell is 0-11 this year when it scores 63 points or fewer and 12-8 when it scores at least 64.PERFECT WHEN: Bucknell is a perfect 5-0 when the team blocks at least six opposing shots. The Bison are 7-19 this season when they block fewer than six shots.STIFLING DEFENSE: Bucknell has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 19.6 percent of all possessions, the second-highest rate among all Patriot League teams. The Bison have forced conference opponents into turnovers on 20.8 percent of all possessions.___ March 2, 2020 For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img Holy Cross meets Bucknell in Patriot League tourney Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Holy Cross (3-28, 2-16) vs. No. 7 seed Bucknell (12-19, 8-10)Patriot League Conference Tourney First Round, Sojka Pavilion, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Holy Cross is set to square off against Bucknell in the opening round of the Patriot League tournament. Bucknell won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last went at it on Feb. 17, when the Bison outshot Holy Cross 42.9 percent to 37 percent and made 11 more 3-pointers on the way to a 21-point victory.last_img read more

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Why Steve Kerr is resting Stephen Curry vs. Dallas

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — For nearly the past two weeks, Warriors coach Steve Kerr and the team’s training staff mulled over a pressing question. When should the Warriors find a rest day for Stephen Curry?The Warriors (49-22) determined that moment will happen when they host the Dallas Mavericks (28-44) on Saturday at Oracle Arena, marking the first game of a home back-to-back …last_img

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Photo library: Countryside 23

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: The luxury Didima holiday resort in the Drakensberg range of mountains.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province:Sugarcane Fields in the north coast region.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goat on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal Midlands: Dairy goats on Swissland Cheese Farm. Photo: Hannelie Coetzee, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageCOUNTRYSIDE 23: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

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4 coaches, Adidas executive charged in college bribe scheme

first_imgNonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Federal prosecutors said at least three top high school recruits were promised payments of as much as$150,000, using money supplied by Adidas, to attend two universities sponsored by the athletic shoe company. Court papers didn’t name the schools but contained enough details to identify them as Louisville and Miami.“The picture of college basketball painted by the charges is not a pretty one,” said acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim, adding that the defendants were “circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes” and exploited them to enrich themselves.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutProsecutors said that while some of the bribe money went to athletes and their families, some went to coaches, to get them to use their influence over their potentially NBA-bound players.The coaches charged are Chuck Person of Auburn, Emanuel Richardson of Arizona, Tony Bland of Southern California and Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State. Person and Evans were suspended, and Bland was placed on administrative leave. NBA: Several Hawks players ‘screamed in jubilation’ after Howard trade—report Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Read Next Bland appeared in court in Tampa, Florida, wearing handcuffs and ankle chains. He said little during a brief hearing other than to answer the judge’s questions and did not enter a plea.Richardson appeared in court in Tucson, Arizona, where he was set for release on $50,000 bond. His lawyer declined to comment.Those charged also include James Gatto, director of global sports marketing for basketball at Adidas; Rashan Michel, a maker of custom suits for some of the NBA’s biggest stars; and various financial advisers and managers.NCAA President Mark Emmert condemned the alleged misconduct, saying, “Coaches hold a unique position of trust with student-athletes and their families, and these bribery allegations, if true, suggest anextraordinary and despicable breach of that trust.”Since 2015, the FBI has been investigating the influence of money on coaches and players in the NCAA. Kim noted a special FBI hotline was set up and asked anyone aware of additional corruption to come forward.Prosecutors said the coaches took bribes to use their “enormous influence” to steer players toward certain financial advisers and agents.Most if not all of the 10 defendants were under arrest. Lawyers for Gatto and two of the coaches did not immediately respond to requests for comment. It was unclear whether Evans had an attorney.ADVERTISEMENT Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:04Senate OKs release of executive session on ‘ninja cops’01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Adidas said it was unaware of any misconduct by an employee and vowed to fully cooperate with authorities.Gatto and others are accused of funneling $100,000 to the family of a high school athlete to gain his commitment to play at Louisville and to sign with Adidas once he became a professional. Louisville and Adidas announced a 10-year, $160 million extension of their sponsorship deal over the summer.The player’s name was not released, but details in the criminal complaint make it clear investigators were referring to Brian Bowen, who did not return messages seeking comment.Louisville coach Rick Pitino said the allegations “come as a complete shock to me.”The development comes as Louisville is appealing a four-year NCAA probation over a scandal involvingescorts hired for players and recruits. The scandal could cost the school its 2013 national championship.In court papers Tuesday, the FBI said it recorded a July meeting at which an assistant coach at Louisville was briefed on a plan to funnel thousands of dollars to a potential high school recruit. The participants in the meeting noted they had to be careful because Louisville was on probation.“We gotta be very low key,” said the coach, according to the FBI.Investigators said agents wiretapped a call in which Gatto and another defendant discussed an unidentified coach at Miami requesting that Adidas pay as much as $150,000 to another recruit, in part to prevent him from accepting a similar offer from a rival apparel company.Louisville interim President Gregory Postel confirmed the university has been informed it is part of the investigation and said, “Any violations will not be tolerated.”Miami said it will cooperate with authorities, while USC said it appointed former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh to conduct an internal investigation.The investigation began after Martin Blazer, a Pittsburgh-based financial adviser to pro athletes, began cooperating with authorities in 2014. Blazer, accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of taking money from clients without permission, pleaded guilty this month to fraud and other crimes. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC He admitted making payments and loans to NCAA athletes as far back as 2000 to get them to hire him.Person, associate head coach at Auburn, was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 1986 and played for five NBA teams over 13 seasons.Prosecutors said Person accepted about $91,500 in bribes from Blazer last year to steer clients to him when they reached the NBA. Some payments were alleged to have been arranged by Michel, a former NBA referee turned high-end clothier.Person was quoted by prosecutors as telling one player: “The most important part is that you … don’t say nothing to anybody … don’t share with your sisters, don’t share with any of the teammates, that’s very important ’cause this is a violation … of rules. But this is how the NBA players get it done.”Prosecutors said Evans solicited at least $22,000 over the past two years, while Richardson in February was paid $20,000 in bribes, some of which he kept for himself and some of which he gave to at least one high school athlete to get him to play for Arizona. These file photos show, assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland, left, Chuck Person, center, and Lamont Richardson. The three, along with assistant coach Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes’ choice of schools, shoe sponsors, agents, even tailors.Some of the most explosive allegations appeared to involve Louisville, one of college basketball’s biggest powerhouses, which is already on NCAA probation over a sex scandal.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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ICC awards don’t matter if you are Tendulkar: Yuvraj

first_imgSachin Tendulkar’s greatness cannot be measured by the number of awards he has won in his career, feels Yuvraj Singh, who had been dropped for the upcoming Test series against Australia on grounds of form and fitness.Despite scaling almost every cricketing records, Tendulkar has never won any ICC award, but Yuvraj said, “It doesn’t make any difference because he is Sachin Tendulkar”.”Whether he has won any ICC award or not it doesn’t matter, because Sachin Tendulkar is Sachin Tendulkar, and there is no comparison,” the dashing left-hander said.The iconic batsman from Mumbai has been short-listed for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award and will be hoping to break the jinx on October 6 at the ICC awards night in Bangalore. Tendulkar is also in running for both the Test and ODI Player of the Year awards.Asked about the series against the Aussies, Yuvraj said “like any India-Australia series it will be competitive again”.”India is the No. 1 Test team in the world and Australia is also not far behind. Both teams have players who have played a lot of competitive cricket, so it should be very competitive,” Yuvraj said.While the selection committee blamed Yuvraj’s fitness and form for failing to find a berth in the Test squad, the Punjab batsman reiterated that he is “totally fit but there have been lots of issues over my fitness”.Yuvraj had on Monday insisted that he was in good nick during the Sri Lanka tour and the selectors’ decision has come as a big disappointment for him.advertisementThe batsman, who scored a century in a practice game before the first Test at Galle, where he made 52 in the first innings, felt those two innings were good enough to earn him a place in the India squad for the two-Test series against the Aussies.last_img read more

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Recapping Week 10 in the Big 12

first_imgUSATSIUSATSIOklahoma State struggled mightily for the third straight week but at least the rest of the Big 12 was exciting (kind of). Here’s a look back at the five games from Week 10.Kansas State vs Oklahoma StateThe wheels are falling off of this Oklahoma State season.Things started quite well for the Pokes, as they opened the game on an impressive scoring drive that seemed to be what we’ve come to expect out of an Oklahoma State offense.However, the rest of the game was all K-State. Morgan Burns returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, something the Cowboys were aiming to avoid (except that plan was constructed around some guy named “Lockett”).The Oklahoma State offense mustered just 261 total yards, while also turning the ball over three times. Daxx Garman threw for 148 yards and two interceptions, and looked completely lost once again.It seemed that Yurcich and Co. finally realized that the offense should revolve around Tyreek Hill, but of course they went away from him in the second half.Kansas State did what Kansas State does, limit mistakes and take advantage of yours. Jake Waters threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, while Tyler Lockett and Curry Sexton combined for 15 receptions and 253 yards.Kansas State is in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 title, and Oklahoma State…..isn’t.Final ResultKansas State – 48Oklahoma State – 14This WeekKansas State – @ TCUOklahoma State – ByeIowa State vs OklahomaThe Sooner went into Ames and basically did whatever they wanted to. The Trevor Knight-led offense racked up 751 total yards, including 510 on the ground (the most by an Oklahoma team since 1989).Three different Sooners eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground, including: Knight with 146, Alex Ross with 144, and Samaje Perine with 110. It’s looking more and more like the Oklahoma State vs Texas game in Stillwater will be for the chance to play in a bowl game. Should be fun, I think.Final ResultTexas – 34Texas Tech – 13This Week Texas – West Virginia @ homeTexas Tech – ByeUpdated Big 12 standingsScreen Shot 2014-11-03 at 8.08.00 AMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers! The Sooner defense held Iowa State to only 334 total yards, much of which came in the second half once the backups were in.The lone concern, if you’re a Sooner fan, is the health of Sterling Shepard. Shepard was carted off the field with an apparent groin injury, but it looked to be precautionary for the most part.Oklahoma hopes to have him back for next week’s matchup with Baylor, as they will need all of the points they can get against a high-powered Baylor team. Final ResultOklahoma – 59Iowa State – 14This WeekOklahoma – Baylor @ homeIowa State – @ KansasWest Virginia vs TCUThis had to be the ugliest, best football game I’ve ever seen. There was a stretch late in the first half where I wasn’t sure if there would be another completed pass.However, things picked up in the second half and it was a Jaden Oberkrom field goal as time expired that won it for the Horned Frogs.Following a week that saw them put up 82 points, the TCU offense struggled for much of the say but made plays when they needed to.Trevone Boykin went 12/30 through the air for only 166 yards and one touchdown. Boykin and running back, B.J. Catalon, made big plays with their legs down the stretch including a collective three touchdown runs.Clint Trickett struggled through the air as well, only completing 15-26 passes for 162 yards. The weather had a lot to do with the lack of offense, as it was cold and rainy in Morgantown.Many have criticized Dana Holgorsen for being too conservative in the second half, but he claimed that Trickett was too uncomfortable to air it out. I sure hope this is what the rest of the Big 12 slate will be like, it should be fun.Final ResultTCU – 31West Virginia – 30This WeekTCU – Kansas State @ homeWest Virginia – @ TexasBaylor vs KansasBryce Petty and the Baylor Bears took care of business coming off their first loss of the year. The Baylor offense racked up 669 yards and 30 first downs, while not turning the ball over.The Baylor defense also look impressive in what was essentially a glorified tune-up for their anticipated matchup against Oklahoma this week.Kansas quarterback, Michael Cummings, actually had a good statistical day for the Jayhawks. Cummings went 21/30 for 288 yards and two touchdowns, but it wasn’t near enough to keep up with the Baylor offensive machine.It seems Baylor, at least Bryce Petty, is more than ready for the Sooners.Final ResultBaylor – 60Kansas – 14This WeekBaylor – @ OklahomaKansas – Iowa State @ homeTexas Tech vs TexasIt was all hands on deck for the Longhorns, as four different players scored a touchdown in a 34-13 victory over the Red Raiders.Tyrone Swoopes led the way, throwing for 228 yards and once again looking like a threat at the quarterback position. Malcolm Gray added two touchdowns on the ground, as the Longhorns tallied 469 total yards in the contest.Texas Tech, without Davis Webb, struggled mightily on the offensive side of the ball.Pat Mahomes, filling in for the injured Webb, left the game with an injury and was replaced by Vincent Testaverde Jr. Testaverde, the son of Heisman Trophy winner and NFL veteran Vinny Testaverde, finished the game and played admirably.last_img read more

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Porsche shows off new edition of mainstay 911 sports car

first_imgFRANKFURT — Porsche says its future is in electric cars but for now it is rolling out a more powerful version of its internal combustion mainstay, the sleek 911 sports car.Stuttgart-based Porsche, part of Volkswagen, is to show off the eighth version of its brand-defining model at the Los Angeles Auto Show.The new 911 doesn’t look much different. It has bigger wheel housings and a slightly wider body but the same long hood, sloping roof and prominent headlights that have marked successive models since 1963.The new 911 Carrera S and 4S have flat six cylinder turbocharged engines putting out 443 horsepower, 23 horsepower more than the predecessor. The Carrera S has a top speed of 191 mph and accelerates from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in 3.5 seconds.The Associated Presslast_img

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The Knicks Cant Even Get The Draft Lottery Right

Update (May 16, 9:20 p.m.): After the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night, the Knicks are now slated to pick eighth; they would have gotten the seventh pick if draft order were decided by record alone.When the NBA holds its annual draft lottery tonight, the New York Knicks will have a 5.3 percent chance of winning the top pick in next month’s draft and an 18.3 percent chance of landing in the top three. Their fans will be keeping their fingers crossed for a little good news — for once.Since trading franchise icon Patrick Ewing before the 2000-01 season, the Knicks have won one playoff series and amassed the league’s third-worst regular-season record.1Through the 2016-17 season. Coming into this season, the Knicks had the 4th-worst regular-season record since 2000-01. Fans of dreadful teams can usually cling to the likelihood of high draft picks and the hope for the future they bring. But the Knicks have managed to bungle that too.I compared teams’ regular-season performance2In terms of average regular-season rank at season’s end, which is the primary basis for determining draft order. For the first four seasons of my analysis, the NBA had 29 teams. I adjusted those ranks to 30-team equivalents. I adjusted for ties too; if two teams were tied for the 5th-best record, for example, I assigned both a rank of 5.5. These adjustments help normalize rankings. to their average position in the drafts following each of the 16 seasons from 2000-01 through 2015-16.3Based on which team officially made each selection on draft night. Team averages include drafts in which they had no first-round picks, either because of trades or violations. I captured franchise history according to official records, so the Hornets’ 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons belong to Charlotte, not New Orleans. I assigned the 2002 draft to New Orleans. As a result, Charlotte has 14 seasons and 14 drafts from the 2000-01 season through the 2016 draft, while New Orleans has 14 seasons and 15 drafts. All other teams have 16 seasons and 16 drafts. In general, good teams should have bad picks and bad teams should have good picks. That’s how the system’s designed, after all. If your team stinks, at least you have a shot at the best players in the draft.As one of the worst teams in the NBA since 2000-01,4In terms of average rank at the end of the regular season, the Knicks were worst in the NBA from 2000-01 through 2016-17 and 3rd-worst from 2000-01 through 2015-16. (As noted, ranks are adjusted for ties and number of teams.) the Knicks should have had one of the best average draft positions. Instead, New York’s front office fumbled its way to the 6th-worst average in the league, combining on-court ineptitude with draft-night hopelessness. Let that sink in for a moment. Over the past 16 years, the only teams with worse average draft position than the Knicks were the Spurs, Mavericks, Heat, Lakers and Pacers. These are all successful teams that generally picked late because they were good at basketball. Not surprisingly, the Knicks own the largest average discrepancy between where they should have picked in the draft and where they actually picked.Bad lottery luck has played a part. Since winning the Ewing sweepstakes in 1985, the Knicks haven’t moved up a single draft spot via the lottery — that is, when they’ve been one of the teams in the lottery, the drawing hasn’t led to them picking any earlier than they would have if draft order were determined by record alone. They fell four spots in 1986, three in 1987,5This knocked New York out of the top three, which, under the terms of a previous trade agreement, enabled Seattle to swap first-rounders with the Knicks and draft Scottie Pippen. one in 2008 and two in 2015. The only other time a pick that would have belonged to the Knicks landed among the top three in the lottery, New York had given Chicago the rights to that spot under the terms of the Eddy Curry trade. (The Bulls selected LaMarcus Aldridge second overall in 2006.)And that’s really the bigger problem. Most of the damage the Knicks have suffered was self-inflicted. In the 16 drafts since the infamous Ewing-to-Seattle deal in 2000, the team has worsened its own position eight times by either trading away the rights to its top pick or allowing another team to swap first-round spots.6This includes drafts in which the Knicks still picked in the first round but the terms of a deal caused them to pick later than they would have otherwise. Houston had the option to swap 2011 first-round picks with the Knicks via the Tracy McGrady deal but did not do so, so that is not included. In five cases, the pick New York gave up became a lottery spot, including the pick the Bulls used to draft Aldridge in 2006. And even when the Knicks hang onto their first-round pick until draft night, they can still manage to lose it: In 2002, they drafted Nenê with a lottery pick, then traded him away that same night for Antonio McDyess, who delivered the Knicks 0.6 win shares over 18 games before being packaged for Stephon Marbury.7Nenê, meanwhile, has produced 69.3 regular-season win shares over 15 seasons.The Nenê trade isn’t the exception, either. For the most part, all this wheeling and dealing has left New York no better off than they were when they started. *All trades involved multiple players.**The Knicks gave Denver the right to swap 2016 first-round picks in the Anthony trade. They traded away the pick entirely in the Bargnani trade.Source: Basketball-reference.com 20109Stephon Marbury28 20062Eddy Curry9 When the Knicks actually make picks, they tend to draft pretty well. They’ve made 12 first-round selections since 2001, and many of them, including Nenê and Kristaps Porzingis, have turned out to be pretty good or even great picks. But the Knicks traded a lot of those guys away and got relatively little in return.Holding onto picks before the draft is one step out of this downward spiral for the Knicks. Holding onto them after will be another. In the meantime, a little bit of luck with the pingpong balls at tonight’s lottery won’t hurt.Check out our latest NBA predictions. The Knicks have stunk at trading first-round draft picks since 2001 200416Stephon Marbury28 YEARORIGINAL PICKKEY PLAYER*PLAYER WIN SHARES WITH KNICKSPLAYER STILL WITH KNICKS? 201412Carmelo Anthony44✓ 20027Antonio McDyess1 200118Glen Rice6 20079Eddy Curry9 20167Andrea Bargnani**2 201216Tracy McGrady0 PICK TRADED FOR … read more

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