NBA Trades: 5 Players on expiring contracts likely to be moved this season

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#3: Immanuel Quickley, New York Knicks

Immanuel Quickely and the New York Knicks failed to agree to terms on a contract extension this past offseason, leaving the door open for him to become a restricted free agent at the end of the season. At just 24 years old and one of the better backup guards in the league, the market should be robust for Quickley, making it easier for him to get his alleged asking price of $25M.

Quickley is a talented guard who can score at all three levels. He uses his floater to finish over taller defenders and is an above-average three-point shooter. IQ has improved each season since he’s been drafted and he finished second in voting for the Sixth Man of the Year award last season.  

He’s proven to be a valuable player for the Knicks during the regular season. The problem is he’s been virtually nonexistent for them during the postseason. In 13 playoff games, Quickley is averaging just 7.8 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists with .333/.271/.815 shooting splits.

With Shams Charania reporting that the Knicks are monitoring the marketplace to see if a star player is available, coupled with both sides seemingly far apart in contract talks, it would not be a surprise if the Knicks use Quickley in a package deal before the trade deadline.