June 22, 2024

The NBA world was shocked on Saturday when the New York Knicks reportedly traded away two fan favorites.

The Knickerboxers despatched RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley to the Toronto Raptors for OG Anunoby, Valuable Achiuwa, Malachi Flynn, and second-round choose.

There have been some combined feelings relating to Barrett, who had proven his flashes within the blue and orange however has by no means fairly taken that subsequent step.

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Immanuel Quickley, #5 of the New York Knicks, in motion throughout the first half of a sport towards the Utah Jazz at Delta Middle on December 13, 2023, in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah. (Alex Goodlett/Getty Photographs)

However Quickley was a useful piece off the bench, and loads of Knicks followers imagine he ought to have garnered extra minutes. As a substitute, he was traded.

It appears, although, that Quickley discovered of the commerce the identical method everybody else did – by social media.

At the least, that’s what it looks like primarily based on his response on-line.

He was left virtually speechless on X, previously Twitter.

“Oh my goodness….,” he posted.

Quickley and Barrett

Immanuel Quickley, #5, and R.J. Barrett, #9 of the New York Knicks, in motion towards the Miami Warmth throughout the In-Season Match at Madison Sq. Backyard on November 24, 2023, in New York Metropolis. The New York Knicks defeated the Miami Warmth 100-98.  (Mitchell Leff/Getty Photographs)

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Barrett’s and Quickley’s now-former teammate in Josh Hart additionally had the same response.

“What I get up to,” he wrote.

Barrett shared a post from Bleacher Report that featured Barrett enjoying for his dwelling nation of Canada that learn Barrett “grew up…rooting for the Raptors.”

New York reportedly had been making an attempt to get Anunoby since final season’s commerce deadline.

The Knicks chosen Barrett with the third total choose in 2019, proper after Zion Williamson and Ja Morant, and signed a four-year, $120 million extension final yr. 

RJ Barrett shoots

R.J. Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks shoots the ball throughout Spherical 2 Sport 5 of the Semi-Finals 2023 NBA Playoffs towards the Miami Warmth on Might 10, 2023, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.  (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE by way of Getty Photographs)

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Quickley was the twenty fifth choose a yr later, whereas Anunoby went twenty third in 2017. Achiuwa was drafted 5 picks earlier than Quickley.