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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Immanuel Quickley will become a do-it-all PG for the NY Knicks soon

While Quickley is only averaging 2.1 assists on the season, he’s been passing the eye-test when it comes to his playmaking ability improving as the season has progressed.

His time learning under Derrick Rose’s wing has really helped improve his basketball IQ and offensive awareness.

In college, Quickley was forced to play more of an off-ball role due to the “superior” facilitating ability of Tyrese Maxey.

This definitely stunted his growth as a true point guard so therefore he had to develop more skills you’d see coming from a shooting guard in the NBA.

But time and time again, I see a lot of Derrick Rose in IQ’s style of offense, especially in kick-out situations.

There have been several games where I’d see Rose drive into the restricted area and then make the right read to kick out to a wide-open RJ Barrett, Julius Randle, or Reggie Bullock on the wing, just to see Quickley making those same exact reads.

Knowing when to take the shot yourself and when to get your teammates involved separates the good from the great.

Now, as far as his free-throw shooting, he’s become one of the best in the league.

On the season he’s shooting just under 90% from the charity stripe.

Having someone who can shoot it from deep off the dribble or spot up from 3, drive on you and float a meatball up over your head, and then have to worry that if you get overly aggressive when defending him, he’s barely ever going to make your foul worthwhile…

I said it once and I’ll happily say it again…

The Knicks hit the jackpot when they drafted their future starting point guard 25th overall.

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