11:59pm: The trade is now official, according to a Knicks press release.
9:23pm: After trading the No. 19 pick to Charlotte, the Knicks have agreed to trade away their No. 21 selection as well, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). It’s going to the Clippers, who have used it to select Tennessee wing Keon Johnson, per Charania.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (via Twitter), New York will receive the No. 25 pick and a future second-rounder from Los Angeles in the deal. That second-round pick will be Detroit’s 2024 selection, Woj adds (via Twitter).
Johnson had been viewed as a potential lottery pick, but some teams had concerns about his medical records, according to Jeremy Woo of SI.com, who notes (via Twitter) that the swingman still has significant upside.
Meanwhile, although Knicks fans may be disappointed that the team traded away one of its first-rounders and moved down four spots with the other, the moves allowed the team to add two extra future draft picks and will create even more cap room for free agency — New York will only have to account for the cap hold for the No. 25 pick now, rather than Nos. 19 and 21.
39 thoughts on “Clippers Acquire No. 21 From Knicks, Select Keon Johnson”
Are you kidding me lmao. What are the Knicks doing?
That’s a terrible return…I get trading for future firsts so you can eventually get lucky in the lottery, or package them in a trade for a star, but trading down a couple picks just to pick up ANOTHER 2nd rounder when there are still quality players on the board and you need players? A little baffling…
I seriously don’t get it. This is the opposite of how I felt during last year’s draft, haha.
The talent outside of the lottery is at best Trash. No sense in throwing money at players who won’t contribute when the entire league has a hard-on for cap space. Doesn’t help that Tibs doesn’t always mesh well with rookies.
But how do you examine Quickley?
Could be who they are targeting may still be available then since Houston is going back to back and doubt they’ll take him. That extra second rounder gets you a player like Rose in a deal.
Knicks need to trade up
Moses Moody consensus at 8. Warriors were planning to take him at 7
Then Kuminga falls down.
Come on… 21 for 25 and a second? Thats dumb
Who knows. I surely don’t. McBride has got to be the guy. But what are we getting back. Why aren’t they telling us. I know we are not that dumb
It looks like the 25th pick and a 2nd (which are pretty worthless) are coming back. Don’t like this move or the entire draft they’re running.
Agreed gotta be McBride, right?
If you were that dumb, would you really know?
For a sec I thought we were getting Morris back lol,
I guess Thibs gave management the
“No Rookies” Mandate.
i mean how many rookies was gonna be on this roster?? do u really think this team was gonna have 4 rookies on It?? 4 rookies with OT, and IQ… people are sooooo lost. So lost.
Well, they have 3 and 1 pick to go… so?
I’m not lost, I just don’t see the point of giving away your highest pick for an unknown future asset.
I love Rokas, great off ball shooter,
He’ll probably be draft and stash.
The Indiana Pacers had the draft that I was hoping the Knicks would have had.
I’m done. I said I would stop rooting for them after KP trade but now I’m officially done. I’m rooting for the hornets now. This team is so stupid it’s insane. This is why I should’ve known to never get my hopes up about this team.
another loser… go root for the Lakers bro.
He said Hornets , not Lakers, JimmyDuh. Reading is fundamental
I love it. They’ll get the guys they would have taken at #19 and #21 (at #25 and #32), and pick up another 1st and 2nd. Their board is all guards at this point, and maybe Greg Brown. McBride, Cooper, Hyland, Ayo, etc.. All still there. Relax.
Say no to drugs!
They’re not picking up ‘another’ first. They traded 19 and 21 for 25 this year and at best 19 next year (but likely much worse). Horrible trades.
If the knicks traded a pick for a giant turd I’d still read/listen to everyone tell me about how it’s part of a plan to get a superstar.
Looks like Knicks are running it back with their own young players. One of which needs more time to shine(Toppin). Also creating much room for free agency. Either this year or next. No impact players fitting Knicks need was available. They are good moves.
19 kia jones 21 Jared butler, why trade picks in. A deep draft, could of been john Collins and tre young type players,.. build through draft… you want to bring in 30 something year olds, when you have lebron gianna durant curry still around you need young legs… horrible
I thought Jones and Johnson would be Knicks (as they did draft them) as we got closer to the picks, but when the deals were made I thought for sure Butler would be taken at 25. Head scratcher, but apparently nothing here for them to get overly excited about. Can see them moving these future picks to either move up or acquire in trades with all the cap room they have.
I’m kind of surprised at how bad this draft has been, at least on paper, for the Knicks.
Started the day with 19 and 21 and were trying to move up.
Ended the day with 25, a random worthless second rounder, and a first from Charlotte that, at best*, would be the number 15 pick in 2025 (and at worst would be two more worthless second rounders or an even later first than they gave up).
What a terrible draft for the Knicks. By far the worst in the league (again, on paper). Horrible trades.
*from the previous article:
According to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, the protections are 1-18 next year, 1-16 in 2023, 1-14 in 2024 and 1-14 in 2025. If not conveyed by then, the pick will become two future second-rounders.
If those protections are accurate Leon Rose should be fired before the draft is over. What a joke.
Dude, seriously. There’s only a very tiny window where the Knicks get a better pick here. It’s like a 90% chance they sent a #19 pick for a worse pick.
Headline. grimes up in new york. another shooter has emerged in the city.
Never should of passed on Johnson. Even Jackson lol. I like Grimes. He’s ready to help next yr. II still want Johnson. Better come thru at 32.
This is a great pick.
Springer is a nice pick for Philly
Sharife Cooper sitting there 15 picks later than he was projected to go at the single biggest position of need and they draft a project PF, the only position they have absolutely no use for. WHAT. A. JOKE.