5. Frederic Weis
The Knicks were feeling themselves after they made the Finals in '99. How much? They decided to skip the Draft that year. "New players? The fuck we need new players for, we just made the Finals!" OK, the Knicks didn't actually take the '99 Draft off, but the player they picked with the 15th selection in the first round that year, Frederic Weis, never played a single minute for New York or any other NBA team, so the Knicks could've saved some scratch and just blown off the trip to D.C. for the Draft that year altogether.
The 'Bockers could've had Ron Artest, who went at No. 16 (could you imagine the introduction at MSG? "At forward, wearing No. 15, hailing from THE 'BRIDGE..."), Andrei Kirilenko at No. 24, or Manu Ginobili at No. 57. Shit, James Posey (No. 18) and Kenny Thomas (No. 22) would've helped; Knicks fans would've loved Jeff Foster (No. 21). Instead they got a guy victimized for the most emasculating dunk in hoops history. On second thought, maybe they were better off with Weis not getting any burn after all.