New York also receives a future second-round pick.
It seems as though the Knicks are trying to stock up on assets, second-round picks in particular. Starting next year, draft classes are going to become deeper as players are allowed to come out of high school. The Knicks might be trying to land some hidden gems in those draft classes.
As a matter of fact, Ed Davis will reunite with one-time Nets teammate D’Angelo Russell, who holds him in high regard.
Power forward/center Omari Spellman spent 2019 with the Golden State Warriors. In 49 games with the Warriors, Spellman averaged 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, and one assist per game. At the deadline, he was included in the deal that sent Andrew Wiggins to Golden State. After the trade, the Timberwolves moved Spellman to the G-League for the remainder of the season.
According to reports, Spellman is coming to training camp as a member of the Knicks. Looks like he can compete for a roster spot.
The other player the Knicks traded for is Jacob Evans. Evans spent 2019 with both the Timberwolves and Warriors. He averaged 4.4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.