Next year, Quentin Grimes will be eligible to sign an extension with the New York Knicks. Before we make it that far, the front office will make an official decision on his fourth-year option.
Spoiler alert: it’s a move New York will make. The 23-year-old is set to make $4.3 million in 2024-25, and depending on what happens with next October’s deadline, he could become a restricted free agent.
New York has never shied away from giving extensions. Josh Hart signed one this summer, RJ Barrett signed one last summer, and Julius Randle signed one after his breakout 2020-21 season. The situation with Immanuel Quickley was different, as it seems the team didn’t want to pay him starter money, with Jalen Brunson being their point guard of the future.
It’s too soon to stress over a Grimes extension, so let’s focus on this October’s deadline instead.
Knicks set to pick up Quentin Grimes’ fourth-year option
Quentin Grimes is in his third season in New York and his second as a starter after he rightfully replaced Evan Fournier in the lineup last year.
He’s been tabbed by several media outlets and personalities as a player due for a breakout season. Maybe the Knicks brass feel the same way, and that’s another reason why they didn’t sign Quickley to an extension.
It’d be nice to see Grimes average more than the 8.5 shots he took last season. He’s one of the most effective corner three-point shooters in the league, and Tom Thibodeau and his teammates need to take advantage of that.
He got in a lot of work over the offseason, including being part of the USA Select Team and working with JJ Redick. The stars are aligning for 2023-24 to be his year, so picking up his fourth-year option is a no-brainer move!