Summer loaded for Quentin Grimes, who hopes to establish himself for good in Tom Thibodeau’s rotation at the Knicks.
After a very good Summer League, where he finished in the best five with 21.4 points on average at 41% success, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists, the back went to work with Penny Hardaway.
“He is a bit like an uncle to me”explains the Knicks player about the Memphis college coach. “He took me under his wing and helped me progress to point guard, because that’s what I was in high school. »
For his first season in the NBA, Tom Thibodeau mainly used him at the back, mainly in « catch-and-shoot », but Quentin Grimes thinks he needs to rework certain aspects of the game for next year.
“Last year, they didn’t necessarily need me for that. I just had to get on the pitch, defend hard and put my shots in. » he elaborates a bit. “I feel that next year my role will be a bit broader…I’m a scorer, really. I like going halfway, I like going all the way to the circle, recovering from fouls. I like to have a full game. »