2. Quentin Grimes
Quentin Grimes is another player who has seen his role get slashed. Grimes was selected with the 25th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. He was brought in to be a combo guard who can space the floor and play hard on the defensive end.
Last season, Grimes was a nice piece in the rotation, starting 66 games, averaging 11.3 points, 2.1 assists, and shot 38% from beyond the arc on 5.7 attempts per game.
Fast forward to this year, and Grimes' play time was surely cut into. The Houston product logs 20.2 minutes, 7.3 points, and two boards per game.
The Knicks have been dangling Grimes' name in trade rumors and he's heard the whispers. Grimes talked about it with reporters after the Jan. 25 contest against the Denver Nuggets.
"I’ve kind of been in trade rumors since my rookie year. So I just try to come in every day, do my job, be professional," Grimes said. "Every time I step on the court, just give it 100 percent. Rumors are going to happen. I just step on the court and try to do everything to help this team win."
3. Malachi Flynn
Malachi Flynn was recently brought over to New York as a part of the OG Anunoby deal. Flynn is a feisty defender and solid ball handler but the Knicks could be in the market for some more bench scoring.
In a potential package of Flynn, draft picks, with either Grimes or Fournier, New York could fetch a smooth scorer for the second unit.
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