Jalen Brunson, Josh Hart Reveal They Were Stunned By Mikal Bridges Trade

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart say they were stunned when the Knicks traded for Mikal Bridges, bringing the Knicks’ total number of former Villanova players to four.

Teaming up with Bridges was something Brunson and Hart had openly joked about, but never thought would actually happen.

“I never thought it would happen because when was the last time the Nets had done a trade with the Knicks?” Brunson said on The Roommates Show. “When we used to see each other after games, everyone would be like, ‘Oh these guys are recruiting.’ I was like, well, it’s never gonna happen.”

That’s when Hart chimed in.

“You don’t really think it’s gonna happen but you’re like, let me mess with Mikal because that’s my guy,” Hart said. “Then Nets fans just be saying random stuff all the time, so it was poking fun at the Nets a little.”

Along with fellow Knick Donte DiVincenzo, Brunson, Hart and Bridges won the 2016 NCAA National Championship together.

Those same guys (except for Hart) won another national title together in 2018.

The fact that they all ended up on the same NBA team is so crazy that even they can’t believe it.

In order to acquire Bridges, the Knicks gave up Bojan Bogdanovic, Mamadi Diakite, Shake Milton, four unprotected first-round picks, an unprotected pick swap, a top-four protected first-round pick, and an unprotected second-round pick.

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