The New York Knicks have exceeded most people’s expectations this season under new head coach Tom Thibideau and one of the primary reasons for that is the former 2020 25th overall draft selection, Immanuel Quickley.
Through the first 33 games, the Knicks find themselves with the 6th best record in the Eastern Conference (16-17).
In the space of one offseason, they have gone from a perenially bad defensive team to one of the best in the league (thanks Thibs and Co).
Their defensive identity is noticeable and a key to their game, they play hard and are competitive on most nights – which is something you couldn’t say about Knicks teams of past years…
This season we have seen the transformation of Julius Randle into a first-time All-Star, the evident growth in both RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson’s games, and have witnessed a new young star on the rise in Immanuel Quickley.
Immanuel Quickley is lighting it up in his first season on the Knicks.
Immanuel Quickley, the Knicks’ rookie sensation has taken the league by storm, capturing the hearts of Knicks fans and drawing praise from peers with his crafty play, three-point shooting, a penchant for drawing fouls, and of course, his patented floater.
He has quickly (no pun intended) earned himself the label as one of the steals of the draft, and made those who doubted his game look silly in the process (looking at you CBS Sports HQ!).
There are some in the media as well as us here at Daily Knicks who are already comparing Immanuel Quickley to some of the NBA’s elite.
Of course, as with any rookie, Immanuel Quickley has had his ups and downs, but perhaps what is most impressive about the young guard is his work ethic and his unwavering confidence in his own ability.
Here we discuss the trials and tribulations of Knicks’ precocious neophyte, Immanuel Quickley.