Timberwolves Acquire Leandro Bolmaro From Knicks

NOVEMBER 20: The deal is official, according to the Timberwolves. Because Minnesota structured its draft-night trades slightly differently than expected, the trade technically sends Bolmaro’s rights to the Wolves in exchange for Quickley (No. 25), the Pistons’ 2023 second-round pick, and the draft rights to Mathias Lessort.

All of this offseason’s trades to date can be found right here.


NOVEMBER 18: The Knicks selected Argentinian guard Leandro Bolmaro with the No. 23 pick, which they previously acquired from the Jazz, but he’s not going to New York. The Timberwolves are acquiring Bolmaro for the No. 25 and No. 33 selections in the draft, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.

Bolmaro, 20, is a 6’7” combo guard who played for FC Barcelona last season, though he only averaged 11.6 MPG in 16 games.

The Knicks had originally acquired the 23rd pick from Utah for the No. 27 and 38 selections, so they essentially parlayed those original picks and moved up a few slots in both the first and second rounds. They used the No. 25 pick on Kentucky point guard Immanuel Quickley, the SEC Player of the Year.

With the Timberwolves selecting shooting guard Anthony Edwards with the first pick and acquiring veteran guard Ricky Rubio, they have reshaped their backcourt overnight. Bolmaro would appear to be a developmental selection or possibly a draft-and-stash prospect.

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21 thoughts on “Timberwolves Acquire Leandro Bolmaro From Knicks

    • hiflew

      God move in theory, but when you get a guy in Quickley at 25 that you definitely could have gotten at 27 and maybe could have gotten at 38, is it really that great a move? And I say that as a huge fan of Quickley. I love the player, but I don’t really love the pick value.

      • yankees28

        Be honest There’s never really any telling any player ,but u can say he for sure got better position .

  1. Simmons>Russ

    Think this is a good deal for the Knicks. Bolmado seemed like an odd selection cause he isn’t great defensively, can shoot yet plays the 2 and has size for the three.

    Knicks should take a point guard (Theo Maledon, RJ Hampton, Nico Mannion, Tre Jones) just someone young and hungry to get better. Love the Obi Toppin pick he’s going to be great

    • x%sure

      I thought you didn’t like Hampton. Popovich took Tre Jones so now I’m wondering if he was the best left.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Must mean Minnynot counting on Beasley. Bolmaro is a talent a combo guard. Plays both ways. Yeah think Manu, he’s a worker

  3. I was ready to credit Rose with his prescient trade to #23 when Nuggets passed on Hampton at #22 and he was there for the taking. But they started to think. Always dangerous.

      • Probably some legacy group linked to Mills (and Isiah before that) encouraged by Dolan, but probably expanded under Rose (including a top assistant from the UK program).

        CAA and MSG (back to when it was Cablevision) have deep long time connections that go beyond basketball and even sports. CAA connection is where the longtime Dolan-Rose relationship started, and also the Knicks relationship with Calipari and the UK program (where Quickley is from). We always have “inside info” on UK players, but it always seems to benefit them (over drafted), not us.

  4. noahrnoahr

    Wait, so the Knicks traded the 27th and 38th pick for the 25th and 33rd pick?

    Utah is stupid. They could have had the 25th and 33rd pick for the 23rd pick.

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