NBA Rumors: 2 Teams Linked To Knicks Guard Immanuel Quickley

Immanuel Quickley was in line for an extension before the season with the New York Knicks. But according to SNY's Ian Begley, the two sides never even got around to exchanging numbers, leaving it open to chance that teams could steal him in restricted free agency after the season. And one NBA executive says the San Antonio Spurs and Orlando Magic are two teams that could do it:

Both the Spurs and the Magic will have the cap space to make a huge offer. The most cap space in the sport, most likely, in excess of $50M. 

“The trend is to play hardball with restricted free agency, but it could be a mistake, the Knicks playing hardball with him,” an Eastern Conference executive told Sean Deveney of Heavy Sports. “Two reasons for that, really: The Spurs and the Magic. They need a young point guard. And they’re both in a good spot to swipe him.” 

The Spurs are currently playing Jeremy Sochan out of position at the point (though he's doing a fine job), while the Magic do have plenty of guards on the roster, but none currently as effective as Quickley. 

The Knicks' combo guard is following up last year's breakthrough by posting similar numbers, averaging 15 points per game, along with 2.9 assists and 36.4% shooting from long range. 

And although the Knicks would be able to match any offer made to the RFA, either the Magic or the Spurs could make an over-the-top offer. 

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