Knicks PG Immanuel Quickley’s honest reaction to Kevin Durant’s special offseason invite
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are fierce rivals, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that from the offer Kevin Durant extended to one of the most intriguing youngsters in the NBA today, Immanuel Quickley. Speaking to the media on Wednesday night, Quickley revealed that the Nets’ scoring machine asked him to come with him in a workout in Vegas, per Ian Begley of SportsNet New York. Of course, Quickley isn’t one to pass up on such an opportunity to learn tricks and tips from one of the most lethal bucket-getters in the history of the game.
“That’s probably the best thing any of these guys can say. They’re willing to work out with us and teach us,” Quickley said.
That’s not the only opportunity waiting for Quickley. With the Knicks not expected to have Derrick Rose, Frank Ntilikina, Elfrid Payton and Alec Burks all back, Quickley is staring at a chance to make his way up the pecking order in the Knicks’ backcourt. However, plenty of things can happen in the offseason and New York could make a shiny acquisition in the summer to give their guard rotation the elite talent it’s been missing for a long time.
In any case, Quickley still needs plenty of work in his game as he looks to gain the trust more of head coach Tom Thibodeau.
In his first season in the NBA, Quickley averaged 11.4 points, 2.0 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and shot 38.9% from behind the arc in 19.4 minutes per game.