2. Extend Immanuel Quickley
Similar to Hart, it’s been expected that Immanuel Quickley will receive his rookie extension this offseason. This comes after a breakout season from the 24-year-old in which he developed into one of the league’s best two-way bench guards. Not only should Quickley have won the Sixth Man of the Year award, but he was deserving of some All-Defensive team votes as well.
Now, with one year left on his rookie deal, Quickley is looking to earn a pretty hefty extension this offseason. Some have estimated that he could make anywhere up to $100 million over four years. Again, some may dislike this number, but for how important Quickley is to the Knicks, Rose must extend him.
Last season, Quickley averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while shooting 44.8% from the field and 37% from deep on 5.6 attempts. In addition to this, as mentioned before, Quickley was also incredibly elite defensively.
This two-way playstyle is important to what the Knicks are trying to do. Quickley was definitely a little disappointing in the playoffs, but New York must trust his development over the next couple of years. If Quickley keeps progressing like it seems he will, $20 million a season could look like a steal in no time.