New York Knicks: What does the All-Rookie Team mean for Immanuel Quickley?

Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks. . (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks. . (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

New York Knicks: Was Immanuel Quickley snubbed?

Ok, I’m gonna say something a little crazy here; we Knicks fans may have a tendency to overreact.

(I think I just dodged a brick)

Some of you might look at the guys on the all-rookie 1st team and wonder why Quickley wasn’t selected there.  And while it is true that Jae’Sean Tate and Saddiq Bey spent their freshman years in the NBA mulling around on bottom-of-the-barrel teams, putting up empty stats, and missing the playoffs don’t count it against them.

Bey had a really good year playing for a miserable Pistons team. He put up 12 points a game shooting 38% from 3, and doubling as a strong wing defender. He deserves the 1st team selection.  Tate is an older rookie at 25 years of age and has the savvy to match. While he looks like a valuable NBA role player, this all-rookie team may be the only award he gets. Let the Rockets have this one.

So was Quickley snubbed?  No, he wasn’t.

He deserved to make the 2nd team and that’s just what he did. Yeah, he showed his mettle in the playoffs, but this team is a regular-season award. So before we get all high and mighty about how Quickley could mop Jae’Sean Tate off the floor any day of the week, take a look at IQ’s own regular-season numbers and swallow a slice of humble pie.

Quickley had a good rookie year, but not good enough to invoke outrage at his All-Rookie 2nd team selection.