The Knicks did good! We can all be proud of them for the job they did tonight. In the second round the Knicks used the 55th pick (Kyle Guy aka micro Mike Miller) and some cash considerations to grease the gears and pick up bruising forward, Ignas Brazdeikis.
Sources: Knicks picking Michigan's Ignas Brazdeikis at No. 47.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 21, 2019
Scott Perry called in a favor with his old pals in Sacramento and didn’t have to gut the roster or push in future assets to do so.
The Knicks won't give up another pick in the deal - 55 and cash considerations to get to 47 and take Ignas Brazdeikis.— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) June 21, 2019
We wrote about Iggy earlier today, so be sure to check that out if you need a primer on what he brings to the table. The long and short of it, is that he will be a terrific option that should be able to fall in line behind the higher usage guys.
Brazdeikis ranked in the 92nd percentile out of spot-ups, 84th out of PnR, 89th as a cutter. Versatile scoring wing, highly competitive.— Jonathan Wasserman (@NBADraftWass) June 21, 2019
The cutting is the big thing to me as the Knicks had a bad habit of standing around and waiting for the guy with the ball to make everything happen. Interestingly, Iggy joins RJ Barrett as one of the best spot up targets in college basketball. Perhaps the Knicks have a type.
Ignas Brazdeikis led all draft prospects in spot up scoring making a significant impact as a floor spacer in his single season at Michigan. pic.twitter.com/kJta1MnevY— Synergy Basketball (@SynergySST) June 21, 2019
We can be sure he’s happy to team up with his Canadian national teammate in New York! We’ll have a ton to talk about tomorrow. Kudos to Perry and the rest of the front office on having brains enough to keep Frank Ntilikina. For now, go say hi to the newest Knick!