Knicks News: Immanuel Quickley trade rumors update, last day to vote for All-Star

New York Knicks fans, it’s looking like you all don’t have to worry too much about Immanuel Quickley leaving NYC ahead of the Feb. 9 trade deadline.

Although the Knicks were reportedly shopping the third-year guard a few weeks ago, The Athletic’s Mike Vorkunov (subscription required) wrote on Friday that according to one NBA executive, “he doesn’t believe Quickley is gettable in a trade anymore.” Quickley is averaging 12.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists while shooting 42.2% from the field and 32.9% from three.

In other news, today (Saturday, Jan. 21) is the last day for fans to cast their NBA All-Star votes. Julius Randle was No. 9 in the Eastern Conference frontcourt in the third and final fan returns, but Jalen Brunson’s name was still not listed. Fans make up 50% of the vote and media/players make up 25% each. This year’s All-Star starters will be announced on TNT on Jan. 26 and reserves will also be announced on TNT on Feb. 2.

More Knicks news

  • The Knicks dropped their third straight game on Friday night against the Hawks in a 139-124 loss. Julius Randle led New York with 32 points (11-of-22), nine rebounds, and six assists.
  • Per Shams Charania of The Athletic (subscription required), Serge Ibaka and the Bucks are working together on a trade. Will the Knicks trade for the 14-year veteran with Mitchell Robinson out?
  • In light of Kristaps Porzingis’ recent comments about his time in New York, many are wondering if he is hoping for a Knicks reunion.

NBA news

  • Steph Curry has the top-selling NBA jersey for the first time since 2017-18. Curry is followed by LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Kevin Durant in the top five. There are no Knicks players in the top 15.
  • On Thursday afternoon, the NBA returned to Paris for the first time in three years with a matchup between the Bulls and Pistons. Zach LaVine scored 30 points to lead Chicago to the 126-108 win.
  • On Wednesday night, Nikola Jokic became the all-time assist leader in Nuggets history, surpassing Alex English with 3,680 assists. Jokic is averaging 9.9 assists per game this season, second only to Tyrese Haliburton’s 10.2 assists in the league.
  • NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum recently said that the league is “making progress” on implementing a midseason tournament. Tatum said that the tournament would likely occur ahead of Christmas.