NBA rumor tracker: Knicks move up in draft, acquire No. 23 pick from Jazz
Welcome to the Yahoo Sports 2020 NBA rumor tracker. In this post, we’ll break down all the draft, free agency and trade talk ahead of the 2020-21 season.
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Though it feels like just yesterday the bubble season wrapped up, the NBA draft is set to take place Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and the season is scheduled to tip off Dec. 22.
Knicks acquire No. 23 pick from Jazz
The New York Knicks like the talent available near the end of the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. The team moved up Wednesday, acquiring the No. 23 pick from the Utah Jazz, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
In exchange for the No. 23 pick, the Knicks traded the No. 27 and No. 38 picks. The move gives New York two picks in the first round. The team will also pick eighth in the draft.
This will be the team’s first draft since Leon Rose took over as the Knicks’ president. Rose took that
job in March.