Wednesday's Knicks Links: Lottery picks goes to Nuggets

GM who’s twice ripped off Knicks explains Bargnani trade: While the top-seeded, forever rebuilding 76ers won Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery, Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri was the man of Midtown, on the dais to secure the final first-round prize to the 2013 blockbuster trade of Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks. -- New York Post

Magic could swipe Frank Vogel as their coach hunt takes off: The Magic’s coaching search picked up steam Tuesday, when the club reportedly interviewed both Frank Vogel and Orlando assistant coach Adrian Griffin, the former Seton Hall star. -- New York Post

The sad path of Knicks’ squandered Bargnani pick: As the NBA lottery ping-pong balls dance on Tuesday night in Midtown, the New York Knicks and Nets will sadly be sitting out despite also sitting out the playoffs. The only solace for the Knicks is even if they owned their first-round pick, they would not have been able to keep it if their ping-pong ball combination won Tuesday’s lottery. -- New York Post

Nets give up third pick to Celtics, Knicks lose ninth pick to Raptors: Raptors GM Masai Ujiri handled his conquering of the Knicks with humility, paying homage to Phil Jackson in the way the Ring Master appreciates. “He’s got 11 (rings), man,” he said. “I can’t comment on anything he does.” For the record, Ujiri never robbed Jackson, who, unlike the previous regimes, has resisted trading away draft picks since taking over as team president. -- New York Daily News

Knicks coaching candidates: Five things to know about Frank Vogel and Jeff Hornacek: Here are five things to know about Knicks coaching candidates Frank Vogel and Jeff Hornacek, who each interviewed with team president Phil Jackson last week in Los Angeles about the team’s coaching vacancy. -- New York Daily News