After trading up to get the 23rd pick earlier today, the Knicks selected Argentinian, Leandro Bolmaro. They immediately won me over after the Obi Toppin pick with this stroke of pure genius. The master class had finally arrived. The joy immediately faded when they traded Bolmaro for the 25th and 33rd picks. Effectively jumping their picks up from 27 to 25 and 38 to 33 for free. I wanted Bolmaro though! He seemed so happy as a Knick for thirty seconds.
In any case, they turned it into Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley. The Knicks showing they maybe don’t like to stray too far from the CAA family tree. Quickley will find a little bit of continuity with the Knicks being coached by Kenny Payne again this season. A snappy shooter, that gives it his all on defense, he may actually help push the agenda forward. It leaves space for Frank Ntilikina or Dennis Smith Jr. to take the point guard reins if they want it.
For a deep dive on Quickley check this stuff out:
For now, just get a quick drink. Hydrate, breathe. The next pick is 33 although it sounds like they may be trying to trade the pick.
After executing second draft day trade today, Knicks now looking to trade pick 33, sources said.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 19, 2020