Knicks trade Ed Davis to Timberwolves for Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans
After signing Austin Rivers to a one-year deal on Sunday, the New York Knicks make their second move of the day by trading Ed Davis to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Omari Spellman, Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick.
Minnesota is trading Omari Spellman and Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick to New York for F Ed Davis, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
The Knicks strengthened their bench even further after adding the two solid bench pieces in Spellman and Evans. It also helps that they added some draft capital in the process.
Spellman is a 6-foot-8 power forward who likes to play in transition and rebound. He is also versatile enough to play center on some teams. Off the bench, the 23-year-old should be able to provide an offensive spark to the Knicks’ second unit.
Last season with the Warriors, Spellman averaged 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, all while shooting almost 43.1 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from deep.
Jacob Evans, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, should add athleticism and defense to the Knicks’ second unit as well.
Meanwhile, Minnesota is Davis’ third team in two days, as he was just recently traded to the Knicks from the Utah Jazz. The Minnesota Timberwolves add depth and athleticism to their second unit while shedding salary in the process.
This is a minor deal for both teams, but both get exactly what they want.
New York’s frontcourt is looking solid as ever. Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Obi Toppin and Omari Spellman make them one of the youngest, deepest and most athletic frontcourts in the Eastern Conference.
The Timberwolves, meanwhile, receive a veteran presence and energy guy on their bench unit.