In the uncertainty, Immanuel Quickley wants above all to become more complete

In the uncertainty, Immanuel Quickley wants above all to become more complete

Nice surprise from the Knicks during his rookie season, Immanuel Quickley did not have the expected progression during his sophomore campaign. Yet more accountable with Derrick Rose’s injuries and the failure of the Kemba Walker experience, the “combo guard” notably displayed his limits as a playmaker.

His personal coach, Andrew Morant, explained to the New York Post that it was a line of work.

“We focused on his passes, we worked a lot on his passes out of pick-and-roll. Fast passes “in the pocket” (towards the screener when his defender comes to stop the dribble), later passes “in the pocket” or finding the shooters in the corners on the pick-and-roll”.

Nevertheless, with the signing of Jalen Brunson and the hoped-for return to form of Derrick Rose, Immanuel Quickley should play much less at the lead, and rather shift to the back. In any case, he should find a role of pure scorer off the bench, as during his first NBA campaign.

Take inspiration from Stephen Curry

“Let’s say he drops the ball. We’ve worked so that he doesn’t just run to a specific spot afterwards.”explains Andrew Morant, who also works with Tim Hardaway Jr, Royce O’Neale and Tyler Herro. “If you look at Steph Curry, he puts up screens for others, he comes out of screens, he moves, he runs without the ball, he goes for the ball in his hands. We focused on that, and him being able to create space for himself by moving away from the ball. »

But the personal trainer of Immanuel Quickley knows, like his student, that the situation of the latter in New York is unstable. With the discussions around Donovan Mitchell, it is indeed not certain to stay there…

“We weren’t really interested in what other people were doing. We wanted to focus on his progress as a player and how he can impact future Knicks wins. I think he’s an asset to the Knicks if they want to win games, but he could be an asset to a lot of teams. I don’t know what the Knicks are thinking, what they want to do with him or what the situation is. What he and I try to do is be ready for any situation and any opportunity that arises. »

Immanuel Quickley Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Min Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2020-21 NYK 64 19 39.5 38.9 89.1 0.4 1.8 2.1 2.0 1.8 0.5 0.9 0.2 11.4
2021-22 NYK 78 23 39.2 34.6 88.1 0.4 2.8 3.2 3.5 2.1 0.7 1.3 0.0 11.3
Total 142 21 39.3 36.5 88.5 0.4 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.0 0.6 1.1 0.1 11.4

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