03/25/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/26/2021 08:15
Knicks send Austin Rivers to Oklahoma City and Ignas Brazdeikis to Philadelphia in three-team deal
NEW YORK, March 25, 2021 - New York Knicksannounced today that the team has acquired guard/forward Terrance Ferguson, center Vincent Poirier, the draft rights to guard/forward Emir Preldžić and two future second round picks from the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a three-team trade that also included Oklahoma City. New York sends guard/forward Ignas Brazdeikis to the 76ers and guard Austin Rivers to the Thunder.
Ferguson, 6-6, 190-pounds, has appeared in 204 NBA games (124 starts), averaging 4.5 points and 1.3 rebounds over 19.6 minutes in four seasons with Oklahoma City and Philadelphia. He has appeared in 13 games for Philadelphia this season. The Tulsa-OK native, was originally selected by Oklahoma City with the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Poirier, 7-0, 235-pounds, has appeared in 32 games, averaging 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds over two seasons with Boston and Philadelphia. The Clamart, France native was originally signed by Boston as a free agent on July 15, 2019.
Brazdeikis, 6-7, 214-pounds appeared in 13 games for New York, averaging 1.5 points over 4.6 minutes over two seasons. He was originally selected by Sacramento in the second round (47th overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft and had his draft rights traded to New York.
Rivers, 6-4, 204-pounds appeared in 21 games (two starts) for New York this season, averaging 7.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists over 21.0 minutes. He was originally acquired by New York from Houston on November 27, 2020.