New York Knicks draft: 11th pick in NBA history

The New York Knicks plan to make two drafts in the 2022 NBA draft in Brooklyn. Their No. 1 pick came after the 11th overall pick in the NBA draft lottery earlier this month.

With the countdown in full swing, we take a look back at the greatest No. 11 pick in NBA draft history.

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1963: Gus Johnson, Baltimore

Johnson never had a chance to break the internet, so he broke the rebound. Some sources listed Johnson as the 10th overall pick (brought in by a special first-round territorial pick), Johnson was one of the NBA’s first dunk masters, and he helped reverse the oppressed bullet with amazing antics the fate of the team. The Idaho State alum also made a name for himself as one of the first two-way stars in the NBA, earning the nod for one-on-one team all-defense (1970-71). An NBA title proved elusive, but Johnson went on to win a championship in his final season with the Indiana Pacers, then the ABA. He was posthumously inducted into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2010.

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