NY Knicks: 3 reasons why Immanuel Quickley is the PG of the future

Immanuel Quickley, NY Knicks (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Immanuel Quickley, NY Knicks
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NY Knicks fans love Immanuel Quickley’s floater game

If you ask any Knicks fan what Immanuel Quickley is known for, half would probably say his shooting ability.

The other half would most definitely mention his insane floater that comes out of his hands like a Tim Wakefield knuckleball.

One of the prettiest shots in basketball and maybe one of the hardest to perfect, Quickley has one of the best in the game and the guy is just a rookie.

Meaning it’ll get better and better over time.

As I mentioned in the previous slide, players like Quickley will always have a spot in this league with just his 3-point shooting ability.

But if you want to make a real impact on the floor and become a true offensive weapon for a team, being multi-dimensional is always a plus.

Having some kind of inside scoring ability will take a player from valuable to nearly irreplaceable.

It took Coach Thibs some time to really give Quickley the minutes he deserved and to also let him do his thing on offense.

But once he started tossing up those floaters and making them at a high clip, it became difficult to keep him off the floor.

Standing at about 6’3 and 190lbs, he’s not running anyone over in the paint any time soon.

He realized that he’s not going to out-muscle anyone so he had to find a way to score efficiently and not get beat up inside.

His floater has become so good that he shoots it from all different angles and has become a big reason why defenders have to respect him no matter where he takes his shots from.