The New York Knicks have lost two straight games and have yet to truly make an impact in the Eastern Conference during the early part of the 2023-24 NBA season. With the franchise actively pursuing another star player, will they have to give up Immanuel Quickley to make it a reality?
Fan Nation’s Jonah Morgan detailed how Quickley is currently the most valuable trade asset the Knicks have on their roster and would make the most sense as the cornerstone of any trade package.
Quickley will be a restricted free agent at the end of the year after he and the Knicks failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension. Quickley was targeting $25 million while the front office was only willing to offer around $18 million per year.
Leaving Quickley would allow the Knicks to report a comparable if not higher mark, avoiding the pressure of matching an offer sheet that could exceed Quickley’s original asking price.