The Knicks have the NBA’s ninth-worst record, and are one-half game behind Chicago in the Lottery standings. It’s a game that many Knicks fans probably are considering a must-lose to help the team leapfrog Chicago and improve their draft position. “It bothers me, but I understand,” Burke said. “From a fan’s standpoint I understand. But from a player’s standpoint, they have to understand as well. That’s all I ask of them. I ask the fans to understand our standpoint, too. Do you all want us to go out there and to look bad, to look like bums? They might say we already look like bums. Whatever they say.”