Although the media may often look to stir up controversy out of thin air, when it comes to the relationship between New York Knicks guards Evan Fournier and Quentin Grimes, it seems almost impossible to spin things in a negative light.
Even with the two competing for the position of primary shooting guard this season, it appears that they have managed to stay close throughout the duration of training camp.
In fact, during Post-workout press conference on October 10Grimes has been fairly open about his relationship with his veteran teammate and even mentioned it nonetheless. A foot injury hindered his chances of competing for the starting gesture in the backcourtFinally, he thinks Fournier got the job.
“[Tom Thibodeau] “You have to come and earn it,” he said, which is kind of what I was expecting in bootcamp but then I kind of hurt. “It derailed that,” Grimes told reporters.
“But I feel like he won it. He was the guy I had to go in and hit and I had to prove myself. I didn’t get the chance to do that. But, Evan is my favorite guy from day one, since I got here. He’s been teaching me things since the year Past “.
Soon after these words of praise appeared from the sophomore, Fournier posted a candid photo of his Instagram story on October 11 Of him and Grimes laughing together during training, with the caption “Young Sniper” on the photo.
Of course, while the duo certainly appear to be in good spirits about how to shape Tom Thibodeau’s turn for next season, that doesn’t mean those outside the locker room are happy with that.
MSG analyst urges Knicks to start Grimes
In this off-season, it was reported that despite New York’s strong interest in pursuing a successful landing strike for permanent All-star goalkeeper Donovan Mitchell, the ball club was rather Reluctance to include Grimes in any potential third-party packagesAnd it went even further Include the hub of the franchise, RJ Barrett, in the discussion instead.
Of course, in the end, these endeavors and business talks of Mitchell were all in vain, The 26-year-old ended up with the Cleveland Cavaliers on September 1.
It didn’t take long for Knicks fans and media critics to criticize the franchise for their failed attempt to get the star, with many stating that the Front Office could easily have delivered a better package than the one Utah eventually received.
And a few days after the first storm began, MSG analyst Alan Hahn has taken to Twitter He said the team should now include Grimes in the starting line-up on Fournier, especially since the front office seemed to be getting big on him during the heated discussions.
On September 4, Han was going into more details on his Facebook page On why he thinks Grimes will be the perfect choice over Fournier in the Knicks’ starting lineup in 2022-23.
“Grimes has the size and defensive ability that would be more effective alongside Bronson in the backcourt than Yvan Fournier,” Hahn wrote. “Yes, Fournier has the contract and veteran status, but it is fitting that I am curious to see Grimes in that role and see if he can handle it. Fournier could be effective as a scorer off the bench with a three-point shot required with that group and also a multiplayer. Uses enough to play anywhere on the wing with the start when called upon.”
Selected 25th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2021 NBA Draft, Grimes saw in-game action on 46 occasions during the junior season and finished averaging 17.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 2.0 steals per 100 possessions on 38.1 % shooting from a distance.
NBA star praises Knicks Big
During the third period of a pre-season game against the Indiana Pacers on October 7, Knicks big man Obi Tobin You managed to get an impressive immersion between the legs in a quick break Raised by his mass on Kendall Brown.
This spotlight soon surfaced all over the internet, where he was eventually spotted by star guards Charlotte Hornets Lamelo Ball, who took to Twitter to praise the third-year professional for his play.
Outside of this fierce slam, Tobin gave himself a massive all-out show during his second New York outing preseason, finishing the night with a stellar streak of 24 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks on 71.4% shooting from the ground and 57.1% shooting from depth.
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