The New York Knicks, and seemingly every team around the league, had a wild NBA Draft.
New York delivered on the speculation that they would trade in the draft, but it didn’t go exactly as many had planned.
The Knicks ended up trading their 19th overall pick to the Charlotte Hornets for a future first that is top-18 protected — not the greatest value. They then traded their 21st pick for the 25th pick and 2024 2nd round pick. With the 25th pick, they selected the University of Houston product, Quentin Grimes.
New York Knicks select Quentin Grimes 25th overall — Grade: C+
The entire night was a shocker. There was a ton of anticipation for New York having multiple picks in a draft class lauded for its’ deep talent. The value that New York got for picks 19 and 21 was far from a “slam dunk”, but the future assets could be used in a potential trade package.
Quentin Grimes may not have been the pick everyone was expecting, but he certainly looks like he could make an early impact with the team.
First, let’s look at the value. Did Quentin Grimes make sense at pick #25?