2. Quentin Grimes
New York hasn't reached the regular season's midway point, and Quentin Grimes has already had a rollercoaster year. There were big expectations for him during his first full season as a starter, but Donte DiVincenzo replaced him in the starting lineup.
Playing with the second unit gave Grimes a spark, which was a wise move. Now, with Quickley gone, Grimes has received an uptick in minutes. Like McBride, he had a big game in Philadelphia, matching his season-high 19 points (all of which came in the fourth quarter) on 4-of-9 shooting from three.
He's already one of New York's best defenders, but a confident Grimes is dangerous when he's hitting shots. At the start of the season, he struggled in his role, but now that he's back to being a regular face in the rotation, Grimes looks like the player the Knicks need him to be.