Deadline Fast Approaching For Knicks To Extend Key Player

Nine days and counting. The New York Knicks only have until Oct. 23rd to sign Sixth Man of the Year runner-up Immanuel Quickley to a rookie scale extension or he'll become a restricted free agent after the season. 

Quickley, though, isn't concerning himself with the contract talks, and he's still going all-out in camp. 

"I love Quick, everything about him," said head coach Tom Thibodeau. 

And it's obvious from the effort he's giving, even in practice, that he isn't concerned about an injury derailing the contract talks before he gets to sign on the dotted line.

“That’s where my faith comes in,” the backup guard said. “Really all up to God. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been fortunate to not even be worrying about it. It goes days, sometimes weeks, where I just forget about all that stuff. Unless somebody reminds me. So just coming in every day and trying to get better is my main focus.”

According to ESPN's NBA cap expert Bobby Marks, an extension for Quickley would likely need to come in in the neighborhood of four years, $85 million, similar to the deal signed by De'Andre Hunter of the Atlanta Hawks. 

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