NBA insider Ian Begley recently appeared on SportsNet New York to discuss the rumors surrounding Grimes. “I think these calls will continue to come in before the Feb. 8 trade deadline, and I’ve been told there are a few teams in particular that have expressed some interest. They are the Hawks, Rockets and Memphis… Keep an eye on those teams as we get closer to the Quentin Grimes deadline.”
The fact that the Hawks are one of the teams mentioned is intriguing. The Knicks have had interest in Atlanta All-Star guard Dejounte Murray for some time. A trade package consisting of Grimes, fellow guard Evan Fournier and draft picks could be in the works. However, that seems unlikely given Atlanta’s high demand for Murray.
Houston and Memphis would have to offer draft capital or bring in a third team to interest New York in parting ways with Grimes.