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Unleashing the Game of Knicks Shooting Guard Quentin Grimes

Knicks Quentin Grimes

In this Knicks profile, we break down the key stats for Quentin Grimes. This is everything you need to know about Grimes.

Quentin Grimes Bio

Quentin Grimes Stats Summary

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2022-23 Stats Projections

Stats by Basketball Reference

Quentin Grimes Contract Details

Quentin Grimes signed a 4 year / $11.128 million contract with the New York Knicks.

  • $11.128 million guaranteed
  • Annual average salary of $2.782 million
    • Base salary of $2,277,000 per year
    • Carrying cap hit of $2,277,000 per year
    • Dead cap value of $2,277,000
    • Signed using Entry Level/Rookie

Trade Restriction

No Trade Restrictions.

Contract Notes

  • 2023-24 Team Option (deadline 10/31/22)
  • 2024-25: Club Option (deadline 10/31/23)

Contract sources via Spotrac.

What to know about Quentin Grimes

Quentin Grimes has been one of the most talked about Knicks this offseason. He is a promising young wing that averaged 40% from the field, 38% from 3 and 68% from the line, in 17 minutes per game. While his numbers overall don’t jump out of the screen, according to the Knicks front office, he is off the table.

Grimes is known to have an incredible work ethic. His Houston Cougars coach, Kelvin Sampson, said “In an era where guys have a million distractions, that kid’s distraction is the gym.” A high level work ethic sits well in a Tom Thibodeau run team. It is also a personality trait that is beginning to become more prominent for the New York Knicks. Something Knicks fans love to see.

Quentin Grimes College Journey

In his first year of college, Grimes attended Kansas playing for Bill Self. Prior to Grimes first year of college, he was touted as the number 8 prospect in his class. A tout that was validated in his first game for Kansas. He went 6 for 10 from 3 and finished with 21 points and 3 assists.

It was an incredible first game for Grimes, but after this game, he was unable to replicate this level of play. Grimes lost his top 10 draft status in the process. Shooting struggles that plagued him the remainder of the season relegated him to the bench, which would force him to pursue other opportunities.

This brings us to Houston. Quentin Grimes transferred to the Houston Cougars after he lost his starting position in Kansas. It was there that he was able to regain a lot of the status he lost, taking his team all the way to the final four. This performance increased his draft stock enough to see him drafted in the first round by the New York Knicks.

According to his father, Marshall Grimes, in an interview with ESPN, “Every situation isn’t always the right fit for the person’s particular skill set.”

Quentin Grimes NBA game

Quentin Grimes is a tremendous 3 point shooter. He can space the floor but does most of his damage on the catch and shoot. He is not known as a shot creator.

Grimes moves without the ball and is effective coming off screens to create open shots. A comparison could be made to Evan Fournier. Both Grimes and Fournier have similar skillsets, explaining the chants from Knicks fans to move on from Fournier to make time for Grimes. As we all know, Thibodeau likes to play his veterans over his youth.

On the defensive side of the ball, he is an incredible on ball defender and has a high basketball IQ. Grimes has good size for his position and is not slow laterally, allowing his to stop penetration to the rim and force tough shots.

It is this dual skillset and 3 and D potential from Grimes that has the Knicks front office in a pickle. He has shown signs of living up to his original number 8 pick projection, with high praise coming from around the league.

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