New York Knicks The New York Knicks are the team most closely associated with Ball because this may be where Ball's camp wants him to end up. "Some league sources believe the Ball camp will try to steer the 18-year-old point guard to the Knicks, though such a maneuver will seem difficult if Leon Rose's club doesn't rise into the top four in the lottery," Marc Berman of the New York Post wrote. The issue is that New York is not guaranteed a lottery slot.