New York Knicks acquire Josh Hart from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Cam Reddish, other players and picks… as trade stuns Hart’s college teammate Jalen Brunson
The New York Knicks made a major move to acquire Portland Trail Blazers swingman Josh Hart, just hours before the NBA trade deadline arrives.
Hart is moving to the Knicks in exchange for a 2023 protected first-round pick and small forward Cam Reddish, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Guards Ryan Acidiacono and Svi Mykhailiuk – who both have played less than 15 games this season – were also included in part of the deal.
Woj’s report also says that if the first-round pick isn’t conveyed this year, the Trail Blazers would receive four future second-round picks.
The Maryland-native Hart joins the Knicks after averaging 9.5 points and 8.2 rebounds in Portland.
The New York Knicks acquired Portland Trail Blazers forward Josh Hart on Wednesday
The move shocked Hart’s college teammate and Knicks starting point guard Jalen Brunson
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Hart played his college basketball at Villanova – where he was a teammate of Knicks guard Jalen Brunson.
Brunson was at Villanova on Wednesday night – where his jersey was being retired at the home of the Wildcats, Finneran Pavilion.
A fan came up to Brunson after the ceremony had taken place with the news that Hart was going to be joining him in New York.
Brunson’s reaction was caught on camera – where he expressed shock, the surprise and joy.
Brunson and Hart were both part of Villanova’s 2016 national championship team – the second men’s basketball title for the Wildcats in school history.
Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart were teammates at Villanova before making it to the NBA
They were both part of Villanova’s national championship winning team from back in 2016
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