Why the Knicks need to let Immanuel Quickley get his shots up

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Knicks have one of the most promising young guards in the NBA in Immanuel Quickley. The 25th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft has had an excellent rookie season to the point where he’s all but cemented himself as a key part of the team’s future roster.

Even with Immanuel Quickley’s success, he still plays an inconsistent role with the team. Does the fact that he’s just a rookie play a factor in the inconsistencies? Absolutely. Still, it seems like there are some ways to expand Quickley’s role that could benefit the team.

Knicks: Immanuel Quickley’s high-end talent

Here’s the thing to remember – this coaching staff has made the Knicks a formidable team. They’ve been able to turn a team with zero expectations into a contender. They’ve simultaneously been able to develop and elevate the games of both their role players and the younger core pieces. Who’s to say Immanuel Quickley would have played at the same high level with the same level of confidence had he been drafted into a different situation?

That doesn’t mean this team can’t continue to make adjustments with just 6 games left in the regular season. Look at how the recent decision to give Derrick Rose more playing time has positively impacted this team. I think making sure Immanuel Quickley gets more involved as this team heads into the playoffs will be another important adjustment. There’s plenty of data to back it up, so let’s take a look.