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Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25

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Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25 

Post#1 » by SelbyCobra » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:37 am

Kentucky PG, has a chance to make that UK leap in the NBA, Kenny Payne coached him this season.

Shot 43% from downtown, and was the SEC Player of the Year.

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Quickley has good size for a guard at 6-foot-3 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan that helped him emerge as one of the best defenders in the college game.
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Re: Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25 

Post#2 » by NYKinMIA » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:38 am

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Post#3 » by NYG » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:38 am

Perimeter D? 3-point shooting? SEC player of the year? I'll easily take it as a late first.
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Quickley emerged as one of the top guards in college basketball, winning SEC Player of the Year honors. He averaged 18.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in conference play, shooting 48% from 3 and 92% from the free throw line. Quickley was highly regarded entering Kentucky. He was a McDonald's All American and four-time participant at USA Basketball camps, gagnant a gold medaille at the FIBA U17 World Cup and bronze at the U19 World Cup.

After playing point guard early in his career, Quickley largely came off the bench as a freshman behind Ashton Hagans and Tyler Herro, and spent much of his time off the ball as a sophomore as part of a three-guard lineup with Hagans and projected lottery pick Tyrese Maxey.Quickley has good size for a guard at 6-foot-3 with a 6-foot-10 wingspan that helped him emerge as one of the best defenders in the college game. His ability to slow down guards, wings and forwards alike was a key part of the Wildcats' success this season, along with his excellent perimeter shooting. NBA teams will likely want to get a better feel for Quickley's playmaking and shot-creation ability operating on the ball, a role they didn't get to see enough of in his time at Kentucky. - Givony

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The Knicks traded down to No. 25 to select Immanuel Quickley here.

Few expected Kentucky guards Tyrese Maxey and Immanuel Quickley to be drafted to close together, a strong indication of the premium NBA teams put on perimeter shooting, which happens to be Quickley's biggest strength.

An excellent defender as well as an outstanding teammate, Quickley's IQ and versatility make him a strong candidate to play alongside the ball-dominant RJ Barrett. -- Jonathan Givony
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Post#5 » by Grinditout » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:39 am

Defense and shooting, cant be angry
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Post#6 » by iLLmatic860 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 am

Idk man but ill trust Payne
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Post#9 » by HEZI » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:42 am

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Post#10 » by Manhattan Project » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:44 am

For Knick fans he'll forever be compared with Hampton, but I don't mind Quickley as the pick. I don't think he has that hidden aspect to his game like Booker/Herro, but he's a damn solid player. His shooting is something we desperately need, defensively he's intriguing and should create some space for us. Would've preferred Hampton, but Quickley will have a nice niche for us. For the love of god though, he has nothing to do with Knox though, please don't start that narrative.
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Re: Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25 

Post#12 » by GONYK » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:47 am

We need shooters around RJ and Obi, so decent pick, even if it was a bit of a reach.
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Re: Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25 

Post#13 » by Barcs » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:50 am

Did the Knicks move back down to the 25 or something? I thought they got Bolmaro
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Post#15 » by SelbyCobra » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:52 am

Love the idea of Payne and Thibs working him into more than the consensus thought heading into tonight! Want that UK guard leap, and he seems to have several nice tools to make it a possibility!

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Post#16 » by CharlesOakley » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:07 am

I hope this kid ends up better than Malachi Flynn.
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Post#17 » by CharlesOakley » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:10 am

Barcs wrote:Did the Knicks move back down to the 25 or something? I thought they got Bolmaro


The Knicks took Leandro Bolmaro with the 23rd pick, and sent Bolmaro to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 25th and 33rd picks.
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Re: Immanuel Quickley to the Knicks @ 25 

Post#18 » by FreeSpiritNY » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:12 am

How do you not draft cassius? This draft sucks.
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Post#19 » by robillionaire » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 am

I watch every UK game, he was easily the team's best player last year and carried the team. Was a lot better than Maxey but Maxey had the higher ceiling. But for a team desperate for shooting he can deliver that
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Post#20 » by aggo » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:17 am

3 + D guy whose ceiling is a George hill type?

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