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Knicks’ Immanuel Quickley makes quick work shattering a new NBA record

Immanuel Quickley, Knicks, Stephen Curry, Steve Nash

New York Knicks rookie point guard Immanuel Quickley has already made history, making 94 of his first 100 free throws in the NBA. Those 94 makes are the most any player has made in his first 100 attempts in the last 20 seasons.

Naturally, the Knicks had a great pun for the occasion:

Immanuel Quickley comes out of Kentucky, where he played as the starting point guard under John Calipari before becoming the 25th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.. Quickley has been a nice role player for this Knicks squad so far, averaging 12.6 points, 2.4 assists, and 2.3 rebounds. He’s also shooting 39.1% from beyond the arc.

The Knicks are currently tied with the Toronto Raptors for the fifth-best record in the Eastern Conference as part of a surprising start to this 2020-21 campaign. Julius Randle has been balling out as a first-time All-Star, and Tom Thibodeau’s crew is playing elite defense.

While New York suffered a setback against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, the team has a great chance to finish the first half of the season over .500. The Knicks’ final game before the All-Star break is against the lowly Detroit Pistons, which will give them a prime opportunity to get to 19-18.

Hopefully, Immanuel Quickley will continue to shoot the ball well at the charity stripe and from the beyond the arc, as that boost off the bench is a key for New York’s offense. The young guard is looking like a key piece now and for the future as the Knicks try to return to glory.