Report: Immanuel Quickley “Next Domino to Fall” for Knicks

The New York Knicks did the expected and signed restricted free agent Josh Hart this week to his 4-year, $81M extension. As they continue to build out their roster, according to Knicks Insider Ian Begley, another key young player is next:

The next domino to fall for the Knicks this offseason, is Immanuel Quickley's extension. He's eligible for a rookie extension, and the deadline to get that done is right before the start of the regular season. And typically, those (rookie) extensions get done right at the deadline.

The Knicks will be getting close to the luxury tax tiers as they continue to add these extensions, but if they believe this is a team that can contend for a title, says Begley, "I don't think (owner) James Dolan will shy away from spending the money."

Quickley exploded into prominence for the Knicks last season, particularly down the stretch, as post-All-Star Break, he averaged 21.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 40% from three in 34 minutes per game.

Entering his age-24 season, the 2020 first-rounder (25th overall) is proving to be an integral part of the Knicks' future. 

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