Jalen Brunson made it fairly clear how excited he’s to be reunited on the Knicks together with his former Villanova teammate Josh Hart.

The Knicks level guard might be seen in a video being proven the information of the commerce for the Blazers wing on somebody’s cellphone after his Wildcats jersey was retired by the college on Wednesday evening. Upon seeing that Hart could be heading to New York, Brunson’s mouth opened broad, jaw actually dropping as he couldn’t comprise his feelings.

“Oh s—t!” Brunson exclaimed as somebody within the background known as out, “The Knicks traded for Josh Hart.”

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Brunson then reached for his cellphone, both to verify the information or see if he had a message from Hart. No matter he noticed brought about him to lift his arms in celebration and yell, “Sure!” as family and friends joined within the celebration with him within the higher degree of Villanova’s Finneran Pavilion. Hart has since posted orange and blue hearts on his Twitter account.

Hart and Brunson have been teammates collectively for 2 seasons at Villanova, successful the 2016 nationwide championship. The previous first-round choose of the Lakers is a strong two-way participant averaging 9.5 factors, 8.2 rebounds and three.9 assists this season for Portland.  

Josh Hart was traded to the Knicks on Wednesday evening.
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Jalen Brunson was shocked to search out out the Knicks has traded for former Villanova teammate Josh Hart on Wednesday evening.

To accumulate Hart earlier than Thursday’s 3 p.m. commerce deadline the Knicks shipped Cam Reddish, Svi Mykhailiuk, Ryan Arcidiacono and a lottery-protected, first-round choose to Portland. Reddish has discovered himself buried on coach Tom Thibodeau’s bench throughout his two seasons with the group.

Brunson has been every little thing the Knicks might have hoped for and extra since signing a four-year, $104 million contract with the membership this offseason. The 26-year-old level guard is averaging 23.2 factors, 6.2 assists and three.5 rebounds this season and has helped lead the Knicks to a 30-26 file, good for seventh place within the Jap Convention.