The New York Knicks dumped Johnny O’Bryant only 24 hours after trading for him.
On Wednesday, the New York Knicks pulled off a trade that sent center Willy Hernagomez to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for forward Johnny O’Bryant and two second round picks.
It looks like the only thing the Knicks cared about were the two draft picks.
The Knicks announced on Thursday evening that they’ve released O’Bryant.
Knicks waive Johnny O’Bryant.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 8, 2018
O’Bryant is an athletic player that I thought the Knicks would hold onto for at least the remainder of the season. I guess I was wrong. They didn’t waste anytime in dumping him.
Emmanuel Mudiay to Knicks is official
During the Knicks loss to the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, they officially announced that they’ve acquired point guard Emmanuel Mudiay from the Denver Nuggets.
KNICKS ACQUIRE EMMANUEL MUDIAY IN THREE-TEAM DEAL pic.twitter.com/5mqHKiiw4P
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) February 9, 2018
I can’t wait to see how Knicks’ head coach Jeff Hornacek handles his point guard situation. Jarrett Jack will likely lose minutes and he’ll have to split time between Frank Ntilikina, Trey Burke and Mudiay.
I like the Mudiay trade. It’s a low risk, high reward deal if they’ve able to help him develop into the player many people thought he would become after being taken seventh overall in the 2015 NBA Draft.
I liked Doug McDermott, but for some reason he could find his way into the Knicks’ rotation on a more consistent basis. Now he’ll have a chance to play more with the Dallas Mavericks.
Comment below and give us your thoughts on the Knicks’ point guard situation. Will Jack lose his starting job?