Knicks fans didn’t seem too thrilled with the selection of Kristaps Porzingis with the fourth overall pick last night, but the Knicks made another move later in the evening that seemed to calm the death threats to Phil Jackson.


The Knicks decided they need a stronger young point guard and they got it by trading for Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant, who arguably was the best point guard in the draft. In order for the Knicks to get him, they had to deal away Tim Hardaway Jr to the Atlanta Hawks.

Hardaway was a decent player for New York, but in his second season his stats already dropped and he seems to be a career role player and not much else. Grant on the other hand, could be the starting point guard in the big apple for years to come. He definitely has the right bloodline as he is the nephew of former Bulls forward, Horace Grant, who just so happens won rings with Phil Jackson. Grant already said he plans to get as much info from his uncle as he can about Phil and the triangle offense.

The move seemed to quell concerns from Knicks fans as they at least made the strong move to get another first round pick and do something constructive with it. Melo will like Grant because he is a true point guard, but is also more than capable of creating his own shot, something the Knicks have lacked for years at that position.