2019 Redraft: NY Knicks land a flawed potential superstar

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2019 Redraft: We have a Knicks trade to announce

In the actual 2019 NBA draft the Knicks traded Kyle Guy, who they selected with the 55th overall pick to the Sacramento Kings for the draft rights to Ignas Brazdeikis who was selected 47th overall.

If that same pick were to happen in the redraft, what would it look like.

Well, if we just keep the players actually involved in the trade, Guy would go 45th and Brazdeikis would go 52nd. In second round draft terms, that’s a pretty even swap.

What if we kept the two teams, though, and changed the specific players involved?

With the 47th pick, the Kings would take KZ Okpala, and with the 55th pick the Knicks would select Justin Wright-Foreman.

The Knicks would clearly win this trade.

Okpala, who has spent his entire career with the Miami Heat, has been servicable in a limited role throughout his career. 

Wright-Foreman, on the other hand, has only played in 4 games in his career after being originally drafted by the Utah Jazz.

However you slice it, it feels the Knicks are better off in this redraft.