NY Knicks: 4 Players Who Will Benefit From the Evan Fournier Signing

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Quentin Grimes should benefit greatly from his time learning from Evan Fournier

The Knicks selected Quentin Grimes 25th overall in the 2021 NBA Draft this past week. The sharpshooting rookie has an extremely similar playstyle and frame as Fournier.

Grimes is just over 6’5″ with a 6’8″ wingspan, weighing in at 210 pounds. Fournier is 6’7″ with a 6’7″ wingspan, clocking in at 205 pounds.

Suffice to say, the 21-year old should try to model his game around the 9-year veteran.

With the return of Burks, it seems like Grimes will be utilized as a depth piece instead of a legitimate rotation player. This is also similar to Fournier, who appeared in just 38 games as a rookie while averaging a paltry 11 minutes per contest.

Grimes is a solid high-volume 3&D wing although he can occasionally have trouble with finishing at the rim, instead opting for a pull-up jumper which he feels more comfortable with.

While he may not receive loads of playing time, he should study his new teammate’s game and pick his brain regarding his approach to playing at a professional level.

It’s a similar approach that Obi Toppin took as a rookie, always asking Julius Randle questions despite not getting a huge amount of minutes.

Grimes may not be thrust into a major role immediately in contrast to the Knicks’ first-round picks of the past, but he still can improve his game and acclimate to the NBA level as a student under Fournier.