Knicks Land Bogdanovic and Burks at Deadline for Run at East
Just hours before the trade deadline the New York Knicks traded Malachi Flynn, Quentin Grimes, Evan Fournier, Ryan Arcidiacono, and two second-round picks to the Detroit Pistons. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, they will get Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks.
This is a big move and can help the Knicks fight for the number-one seed in the Eastern Conference.
Bogdanovic has averaged 20.2 points per game and shot 41.5% from three so far this season. He will be great off the bench; he is a good shooter, and he can do more than shoot. He could also jump into the starting role for either Anunoby or Randle while they are out.
Burks was with the Knicks just a couple of years ago. Now he is back and has been good this season. He is averaging 12.6 points per game and shooting 40.1% from three this season. This is another guard that can take pressure off Brunson with his scoring.
The Knicks are dealing with injuries to their top players. Julius Randle, Mitchell Robinson, Jalen Brunson, and OG Anunoby are all injured. Thursday the team announced Anunoby will be out for at least three weeks. He had surgery to remove a loose fragment in his right elbow.
The Knicks are poised for a run, and they did the right thing by making this move. The Knicks are fourth in the Eastern Conference but only 6.5 games back of the number-one spot. After the All-Star break when everyone is healthy, this team will have about 10 players that can be in rotation. They might be the deepest team in the East or even the whole league. At every position they can score and defend this team is complete. Expectations are high for a deep playoff run.