Knicks Showing Willingness to Deal Immanuel Quickley, Derrick Rose

The Knicks are showing a willingness to trade guards Immanuel Quickley and Derrick Rose, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.Immanuel Quickley

This follows a report last week from Ian Begley of SNY.tv that the Knicks had been taking calls on Quickley, but that they may be hesitant to move him.

“It’s logical to assume that the Knicks would be hesitant to move Quickley, a strong combo guard drafted by the club in 2020,” Begley wrote. “But teams look at the Knicks roster and see a surplus of young players/potential rotation players. There aren’t enough minutes for everyone. So some teams feel that the Knicks will consider trading off at least one of the young players on their roster as the (February) deadline approaches.”

Quickley, 23, is 6-foot-3 and off to a slower start — for him, anyway. He is averaging a career-low 8.9 points on a career-low 29 percent on 3-pointers, though the sample size of 15 games is small.

Rose, 34, is 6-3 and in his third straight season with the Knicks, averaging 6.7 points and 2.3 assists in 15 games. New York is his third stint playing for coach Tom Thibodeau, the two previously spending time together with the Bulls and Timberwolves. Rose has also played for the Pistons and Cavaliers.

But the Knicks may be willing to move on from either Quickley or Rose, or both, “as a way to sort out the team’s glut at the guard position over the course of the season,” Charania wrote.

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