New York Knicks: Don’t sleep on a year-2 Immanuel Quickley “breakout”

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Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Knicks have a crowded roster heading into the season but that might not slow down Immanuel Quickley.

Heading into his sophomore season, expectations are somewhat tempered for Quickley. There might be more conceivable paths to big numbers than anticipated.

New York Knicks: Immanuel Quickley year-2 breakout?

What exactly does a “break-out” look like for Immanuel Quickley? A player who played a limited role last season but was able to shine through and land on the All-Rookie 2nd-Team?

It’s a combination of two things: An increased role as well as a jump in individual talent.

Has Immanuel Quickley developed in critical areas of the game?

He’s already carved out a role in the NBA as a sharpshooter and microwave scorer. Quickley can continue to be precisely that, but with some added elements to his game.

Did anyone expect the 25th overall pick, who was a projected 2nd rounder in many mock drafts, to play a big role for the New York Knicks last season? It’s a reminder that sometimes talent is too hard to ignore and will force a player into the rotations of even the most stubborn coaches.

First, let’s look at the roster and how Quickley can find his way.

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