Quentin Grimes is getting talked about a lot this offseason. And no, it’s not about whether or not he will change his jersey number this season (#6 has been retired by the NBA in honor of Bill Russell). After a stellar Summer League in which he led the young New York Knicks to the NBA Summer League title game, he made the All-Summer League team with his play and leadership.
Fans have been calling for Grimes to start next month in New York’s season-opener, but we all know Thibs is not big on the younger guys. So, we can only hope.
Grimes showed that he can step up when given the opportunity during his rookie season. Although he didn’t make the NBA All-Rookie Team or win any other lavish awards, there are plenty of things to be happy about when discussing Quentin Grimes.
6 reasons why Knicks’ Quentin Grimes should see an increase in minutes
6. Durability and flexibility
Since his college days, Quentin Grimes has been the guy! In his two years at the University of Houston, he played over 30 minutes a game and he led the school to the Final Four as a junior.
Now in the NBA, Grimes isn’t the number one, two, or even third option, but that doesn’t seem to faze him. In his rookie season, Grimes played as little as one minute to 40 minutes of court action. You never know how much Thibodeau is going to use him, but Grimes stays ready! He even started in six games last year.
As we all know, this game is always changing and it’s always good to have a player like Grimes who can adapt.