Knicks seriously seeking Quentin Grimes: report

It has been claimed that the Knicks are planning to deal a past first-round selection before the deadline.The Knicks, as reported by Fred Katz of The Athletic, have been extremely busy in January trying to bolster their roster for the next season. 

After talking to other clubs, Katz mentions that Quentin Grimes is a tradeable player, and the squad has done its research.

Executives from competing teams who talked with Katz said that the Knicks are "actively fielding offers" to acquire Grimes. The organization's objective is to bolster its roster with a player who "could help the team today" and whose contract could be traded for a great talent in the summer.

The additions of Donte DiVincenzo throughout the offseason and OG Anunoby in the Knicks' huge deal that sent RJ Barrett and Immanuel Quickley to Toronto in late December have reduced Grimes' role and minutes this season. Grimes was selected with the 25th overall selection in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Grimes, who is only 23 years old, has been solid this season, averaging 20 minutes per game while grabbing two rebounds and dishing out one assist. 

 His current field goal percentage of 40.5% is quite close to his rookie year total of 40.4%. His three-point percentage is at a career high of 39%, but he has shot less threes overall this season compared to the previous one.

After Monday's 98-94 defeat to the Orlando Magic, SNY's Ian Begley pointed out that, as of late last week, the Knicks and Trail Blazers weren't involved in any major trade talks involving point guard Malcolm Brogdon, who has been linked to New York throughout this trade cycle. Things may change rapidly at this time of year, though, as Begley points out.

After dropping two of their previous three games, the Knicks' record drops to 23-17, putting them in seventh place in the Eastern Conference. February 8th is the day designated for the NBA Trade Deadline.

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