Knicks pick and trade Leandro Bolmaro for two picks at NBA Draft
The New York Knicks, earlier on Wednesday, traded two draft picks to move up to the No. 23 pick. After all that movement, though, they moved back down in the draft, picking Argentinian guard Leandro Bolmaro to the Minnesota Timberwolves (via Oklahoma City) for pick Nos. 25 and 33.
As Windhorst says, Knicks are sending Bolmaro to Minny for No. 25 and 33. https://t.co/oXEtHj9kyk
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 19, 2020
The Knicks are selecting Kentucky guard Immanuel Quickley at No. 25. Quickley played at the University of Kentucky—new assistant coach Kenny Payne’s former stomping grounds.
The Knicks could trade the 33rd overall pick, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports. There are still solid options on the board such as TCU shooting guard Desmond Bane and Stanford point guard Tyrell Terry—two guards excelling at perimeter shooting, a desperate need for New York this offseason.
The Knicks enter the 2020 NBA offseason with a new team president—first-time executive Leon Rose—and longtime head coach Tom Thibodeau, who rejoined the franchise after 17 years away, formerly an assistant coach under Jeff Van Gundy in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
There are so many questions surrounding the Knicks this fall, including on whom they use their cap space in free agency. The ‘Bockers have the second-most cap space available behind the Atlanta Hawks.
The Knicks selected Dayton power forward Obi Toppin, a New York native, with the eighth overall pick earlier tonight. They were rumored to be so smitten in the high-flyer, that the Knicks were going to trade up to No. 5 to grab him.