5 roster moves the New York Knicks need to make this offseason

Julius Randle (30) Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 10, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley (5) dribbles up court during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

Roster moves the New York Knicks need to make this offseason: 2. Pick up Immanuel Quickley’s team option

While the rise to the playoffs last season appears to have been a fluke, given that the Knicks missed the Play-In Tournament, the play of Immanuel Quickley was no fluke. Quickley was named to the 2020-21 All-Rookie team thanks to the level of his play last season.

Quickley is a solid defender who is only going to get better the more time that he spends in the league. He is also a quality player on the other end of the court. Over his two seasons, Quickley has averaged 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 0.6 steals in 21.4 minutes per game.

The problem for the Knicks was Quickley’s efficiency from behind the three-point line fell short of the season before. This is not really a reflection on Quickley, as team leader Randle also struggled with his efficiency. This filtered down through the entire team.

Quickley has two seasons left on his rookie deal, with next season being worth only $2.3 million. This allows the Knicks to try and find a player who can help them move back up the standings next season.