The expected starting lineup for the Knicks will be a huge disappointment


Julius Randle of the New York Knicks responds to a loss with teammates Evan Fournier and Obi Tobin late in the fourth quarter against the Denver Nuggets.

This summer, the New York Knicks failed to seal a deal for famous superstar Donovan Mitchell, It was eventually traded from the Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1.

While there are many reasons why Leon Rose and his company were unable to execute a deal for the guard, perhaps the most noteworthy was their unwillingness to include their soon-to-be sophomore, Quentin Grimes, in an overseas package.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, talks between the Jazz and the Knicks eventually broke off Because they didn’t want to include the 22-year-old goalkeeper in the equation despite Danny Aing’s interest. Here’s what Vojnarowski had to say about the situation on the September 1 episode of“The Woj Pod.”

Utah wanted RJ Barrett, Quentin Grimes, and three first-round picks from New York. That would have been two unprotected picks and possibly a protected—up to a top-five protected pick,” said Voinarovsky.

But the Knicks didn’t want to put Grimes into a deal. They were willing to do Emmanuel Quikley, and Utah’s order with Emmanuel Quikley was three unprotected picks. They valued Grimes more than Quickley, and New York basically said, ‘We’ll do Quickley and RJ, but we want two unprotected picks and a protected third — we basically want what you want for Grimes, we want to put Quickley in this deal. “It was the end.”

With that much information, fans and media critics alike have interpreted the specific situation as the Knicks appreciate maintaining their 2021 first-round selection for the permanent All-Star at Mitchell.

Although there are a slew of different opinions about this front office philosophy, with the consensus being that New York should have done their best for the 26-year-old, some have mentioned it because of the way things played the ball. The club must now commit to Grimes as a starting player, and in turn give him an important head start in the rotation to justify his actions.

However, just because such a move would likely make sense, it does not mean that this change in rotation would become a reality.

In fact, some outlets are already predicting that Grimes will not break into the top six in Tom Thibodeau’s 2022-23 tournament.

Fournier is expected to start through the Grimes

On September 22, Greg Schwartz of The Bleacher Report published an article predicting each team’s starting lineup For this upcoming season, and when it comes to the Knicks, he thinks the top five will look something like this:

  • PG: Galen Bronson
  • SG: RJ Barrett
  • sixth: Evan Fournier
  • PF: Julius Rundle
  • c: Mitchell Robinson

Although Schwartz mentioned in his article that New York should strongly consider choosing Grimes or even Quickley in the starting lineup, he ultimately expects Fournier to get the nod that, in his opinion, could be disastrous for the team.

“If Bronson plays near an all-star level and Randle looks like his 2019-20 version, then this squad has some real picks. If Randle plays as he did last season and Fournier remains in the starting lineup, these Knicks will lose in the playoffs again.”

During the junior season, Grimes demonstrated the potential to be a reliable two-way player and scored solid averages of 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.0 steals and shy of a block per 100 possessions when shooting 40.4% from the ground and 38.1% shooting from depth.

The combo keeper also managed to see six starts in 2021-22, going on to score 13.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals at 45.8% shooting from the ground and 43.8% shooting from depth.

Insiders think Grimes will start for the Knicks

Despite Bleacher Report’s predictions, SNY’s Ian Begley believes Quentin Grimes thinks Can defeat Yvan Fournier For a place in the starting line-up for this season, he stated that such a move had already been discussed within the organisation.

“One of the scenarios discussed internally at the time was Quentin Grimes starting to shoot and Fournier being taken off the bench,” Bigley said.

Fournier is entering his second season with the New York Knicks and was able to set a franchise record in three makings last year, although considering his overall lackluster production and underwhelming fund as well as a rating of minus -0.7 (tenth-worst on the team last season) that factor may not be alone. Enough for him to save his place in the starting lineup.


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