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Jerian Grant Traded to the Knicks, Finally, a Good Move by Phil Jackson

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Phil Jackson, who made a very questionable pick 4th overall, drafting Kristaps Porzingis, has partially redeemed himself by trading for Jerian Grant. The Hawks selected Grant with the 19th pick, and were able to get Tim Hardaway in return. If you’re curious … yes, Carmelo Anthony “threatened to beat up” Hardaway. So this trade should surprise nobody from a New York standpoint.

Grant is a terrific player, and the only question will be how he fits into the triangle offense. But right now, one would have to assume that Grant could compete for a starting position at shooting guard, depending, of course, what happens in free agency.

As for the Hawks, I’m not sure what they saw in Tim Hardaway, given the fact that Kyle Korver and Kent Bazemore are better players right now. They could have landed someone who would help them immediately at SF when/if Carroll and Millsap leave.