New York Knicks: All traded and acquired NBA draft picks

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The New York Knicks have traded and acquired future draft picks. As of the 2019 NBA Draft, which picks have they involved in transactions?

The New York Knicks have stayed active in the draft pick trade market for the past two decades. Sometimes, on the wrong end of history, but the frequency of traded draft picks has changed over the past five years, especially their lottery selections.

While there have been picks moved out, there are almost twice as many arriving over the next five years via work from general manager Scott Perry and president Steve Mills.

How will it shape up in future drafts? A look at the traded and acquired picks, via RealGM:

Traded Picks

  • 2019 second-round pick: A 2014 trade to lower the luxury tax sent New York’s 2019 second-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers, who traded it to the Brooklyn Nets in 2017. It is now the 31st overall selection.
  • 2020 second-round pick: A 2015 draft-day trade sent New York’s 2020 second-round pick away for the rights to Willy Hernangomez. Involvement in other trades now has it to either Philadelphia or the Charlotte Hornets.
  • 2021 second-round pick: To close Phil Jackson‘s liberal movement of second-rounders, he sent the 2021 pick in the same Hernangomez trade. So the Knicks do not have their own second-round choice until 2022.

Acquired Picks

  • 2019 second-round pick: A 2015 trade sent the Knicks Houston’s 2019 second-round pick. It will convey at 55th overall, so New York is not without an extra selection.
  • 2020 second-round pick: The 2018 Willy Hernangomez trade netted two second-round picks from the Charlotte Hornets. This is the first of them.
  • 2021 first-round pick: Via the Kristaps Porzingis trade, the Knicks will receive the Dallas Mavericks’ unprotected 2021 first-round pick. The caveat: it does not convey until two years after Dallas sends a first-rounder to Atlanta, which could happen as soon as 2019. If that happens, the Knicks will indeed take that 2021 selection.
  • 2021 second-round pick: This is the other second-round pick the Knicks will acquire from Charlotte in the Hernangomez deal.
  • 2023 first-round pick: The other first-round pick from the Porzingis deal, it will convey four years after Atlanta receives Dallas’ first-round pick. It has protections of 1-10 in 2023, 2024 and 2025. If this pick does not belong to New York by 2025, it will become Dallas’ second-round pick that same year.

2019 NBA Mock Draft as the lottery nears. dark. Next

This situation can change if more picks arrive this offseason or if others leave via trade. The New York Knicks have stayed aggressive, so what is next?