Thibodeau used Grimes as the main defender of the opponents leading scorer for most of the season, and after starting this streak on the bench after a shoulder injury sidelined him from the first round, he started the last two.
And now that he’s just a few games off the bench, the Knicks and Grimes are hoping he can be the starter who has helped this team at both ends of the court. Game 5, for Grimes, was a good sign especially after hitting his three-pointers and managing to stay on the court for as long as he did.
“I’m definitely a rhythm player. Just seeing the ball go through the basket is good for anyone,” Grimes explained. battling injuries. Everyone’s screwed, the Heat are screwed. So there’s no excuse.”