NBA Rumors: Knicks Set High Price In Trade Talk For Point Guard

The New York Knicks are said to be dangling one of their young promising backcourt pieces in trade talks. But the price for any team to acquire 23-year-old Immanuel Quickley will be a costly one. 

According to sources around the league, the Knicks have targeted a future first-round pick in a return for Quickley, who is extension-eligible this upcoming summer.

That's the report from Fred Katz of The Athletic. The Knicks are chock-full of guards on the roster, and need to parse out the playing time. In addition, having another first-rounder gives them more trade assets to try and land a star in a near-future trade.

These rumors come on the heels of a very strong performance by Quickley in their Monday night win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Quickley put up 18 points in 25 minutes and was a game-best +11. 

While his defense has improved significantly on the season, his offense is down. He's averaged 9.1 points (down a couple of ticks from his career average) plus 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists. His 3-point shooting is down to untenable levels, at 30.9% (from 36.5% coming into the season).

Derrick Rose, 34, whose contract expires after this season, is also said to be on the trade block. 

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