Tom Thibodeau likes Emmanuel Quikley

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Emmanuel Quikley #5 of the New York Knicks and coach Tom Thibodeau of the New York Knicks talk late in the fourth quarter.

The NBA is finally back with pre-season measures to motivate teams ahead of the start of the regular season, which begins on October 18.

The New York Knicks kicked off pre-season with a strong showing before Detroit Pistons blown up by the final 117-96.

The season opener contained several storylines surrounding the team, with a major focus on point guard Galen Bronson, who will make his first match as Nick’s outfit. Bronson did well, scoring 16 points and 5 assists in 20 minutes.

There were other factors I focused on when analyzing the first pre-season game, such as how Tom Thibodeau would set the courses, RJ Barrett’s improvement in his fourth season and how Julius Randle would look in an attack that didn’t require him to be the focal point. With the arrival of Bronson.

What shouldn’t be understated is Emmanuel Quikley’s performance, Who has been a rotating key player and captain of the bench unit for the past two seasons.

Quickley made a solid run against the Pistons with a base line of 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 20 minutes. The electric combo guard also played well on the defensive end, earning three steals.

What distinguishes him most is Quikli’s aggression against the basket. During the 7:07 mark in the second quarter, the third-year guard made contact with his left hand earning him one goal. Quickley mentioned to the media that he added more weight to his body to become a better end player around the basket and worked on different finishing moves to add to his signature float.


Tebes gives credit to bench guards

Thibodeau’s main strength as head coach is how he emphasizes the importance of playing well in defense. nicks He ranked 11th in the defensive rankings last season and third in the 2020-2021 season, according to StatMuse.

Both the starting line-up and the bench unit did well on the defensive end of the first pre-season game. Thibodeau must have been delighted at the movie review, the effort was there.

The head coach was a complement to both Emmanuel Quikley and Miles McBride, highlighting their defensive efforts.

“I thought the ball pressure from Quick and Deuce pushed us into an open floor,” Thibodeau said during his post-match comments. “The beauty of these guys is that they can play together and speed up the game. They go to it every day and I think Kwik was great.”

Quickley and McBride combined for nine of 14 total anti-piston thefts. McBride made a high of six steals, a good impression for a sophomore battling for minutes in the rotation.


Rose played for a limited number of minutes on his first comeback

Veteran point guard Derek Rose was Six minutes of action against the Pistons and scored 3 points. It was based on the design of Thibodeau, who wanted to take a closer look at McBride and facilitate Rose’s return to his usual minutes.

Rose looked healthy in his limited minutes, moved well and hit a 3-point shot early in the second quarter.

This was Rose who .’s first dating match He hasn’t played in a game since December 16 After injuring his right ankle against the Houston Rockets last season.

The coach indicated that the base guard’s minutes will increase as the season continues.

nicks Three pre-season games left. The team goes up against the Indiana Pacers on October 7 and October 12 and finishes pre-season against the Washington Wizards on October 14.

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