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2022 NBA Draft Review: New York Knicks

Adrian Holman

After reaching the NBA Playoffs in 2021, the New York Knicks just missed out qualifying last season with a 37-45 record due to injuries. However, the Knicks will look to get back on track this season after signing free agent guard Jalen Brunson.

After all of the maneuvering that New York attempted to do throughout the off-season, the Knicks were not able to pull off a blockbuster trade that would have propelled the Knicks to the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference. However, the team ended up with a draft pick in this year's NBA Draft. Here is who the New York Knicks selected in the draft.

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Round 2, Pick 12: Trevor Keels - G - Duke. 6'5", 221 lbs (11.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.2 spg, 31.2% 3-PT FG%).

When Keels scored 25 in his first college game against Kentucky, he appeared like he could have been a potential lottery pick because he is able to drive to the rim and he appeared to have the physicality necessary to deal with the rigors of the NBA. However, he was unable to remain consistent throughout the entire season at Duke because of his streaky shooting. Thus, he was not picked until the second round.

Unfortunately, he was picked by the Knicks because the team has an overabundance of shooting guards and small forwards, such as Cam Reddish, Immanuel Quickley, RJ Barrett, and Evan Fournier. Plus, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau rarely plays any rookies. Unless Keels goes on a mission during the preseason, he will more than likely play in the G League all season long. However, he has the potential to be a good player. Grade: Incomplete.

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