At last year’s New York Knicks Media Day, one of the main topics was whether or not Quentin Grimes would replace Evan Fournier in the starting lineup. With the addition of Donte DiVincenzo in free agency, some now believe Grimes could be in danger of losing his starting spot.
Tom Thibodeau was asked if Grimes would stay a starter, and he gave a typical answer.
Again, like last year, fans have no reason to panic based on what Thibodeau says at Media Day. He never reveals much, and with the Knicks not playing in a game yet, he will keep it as generic as possible. That’s not unusual for him.
Is Knicks’ Quentin Grimes at risk of losing his starting spot this season?
In a piece released on Monday morning, The Athletic’s Fred Katz wrote (subscription required):
"The Knicks are loaded with guards, but league sources say Grimes is the starter heading into training camp, unlike last season, when Grimes ripped the job from Fournier by mid-November."
Quentin Grimes is viewed as a player who could have a breakout 2023-24. He’s entering his third season in the league, and unlike this time last year, Grimes is healthy. There are no photos of Grimes floating around on social media in a walking boot, putting fans into a state of worry.
He’s coming off his most productive offseason yet, including being part of the U.S. Select Team and working with renowned sharpshooter JJ Redick. Don’t forget about the playoff experience Grimes got a few months ago. If he can become a more consistent shooter from three, the Knicks will reap the benefits.
Get ready to watch the usual Brunson-Grimes-Barrett-Randle-Robinson starting lineup. Unless an injury happens or New York makes its move for a star, expect that to stay the same.