Now that it’s October, only a few weeks are left for the New York Knicks to sign Immanuel Quickley to an extension. He’s coming off the best year of his young career and is looking to build off that success in 2023-24.
The Knicks already signed Josh Hart to a long-term extension this summer, foreshadowed by him exercising his $12.9 million player option. To many fans, signing Quickley to an extension should be another no-brainer move for the front office. He’s a homegrown talent who played a significant role in helping New York have its best season in a decade.
A few months ago, HoopsHype’s Michael Scotto reported that IQ wants to sign a nine-figure extension, which drew some blowback from the fanbase.
If Quickley doesn’t sign an extension before the Oct. 24 deadline, he’ll enter restricted free agency this summer. When asked if an extension is something that’s crossed his mind, he said:
Immanuel Quickley has stayed ‘locked in’ during Knicks extension uncertainty
For Immanuel Quickley, his offseason work stayed the same. Better yet, his mindset entering the new season won’t change if his camp and the Knicks don’t agree to an extension.
There’d be zero incentive for Quickley if he didn’t play. This isn’t a James Harden situation. He didn’t request a trade. If IQ doesn’t sign a new contract sometime in the next three weeks, that doesn’t mean this season will be his last in a Knicks uniform, either.
For the fans who are eagerly waiting to learn whether or not Quickley will sign an extension, on Sept. 25, The Athletic’s Fred Katz wrote (subscription required):
"It’s been nearly three months since Quickley became eligible for this extension, but that’s not necessarily cause for concern. Based on conversations I’ve had with people in the know, there is optimism that a deal can get done."
There’s still plenty of time for a deal to be worked out, 22 days to be exact. Whether Immanuel Quickley signs an extension or not, he will continue to be the sparkplug player that fans have come to love.