Immanuel Quickley snaps out of slump, pours in career-high in loss to Nets

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Cody Taylor
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Prior to Wednesday, New York Knicks rookie Immanuel Quickley was mired in quite a shooting slump. Following his performance versus the Brooklyn Nets, it’s safe to say that Quickley has officially snapped out of that funk.

Quickley played in the Knicks’ season opener on Dec. 23 but then missed the next four games due to a hip injury. Upon returning to the lineup, he totaled 25 points in his first two games back while shooting 64% from the field. However, he mustered just 10 points over his next four games on just 8% (2-of-24) shooting.

On Wednesday, Quickley produced a career-high 19 points, three assists and two rebounds in a 116-109 loss to Brooklyn. The 25th overall pick shot 7-of-15 from the field, including 3-of-6 from the field, in 22 minutes off the bench.

Afterward, Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said the team wasn’t worried about Quickley’s shooting slump. The team knows he is an important piece off the bench and his production will be key in finding success this season on the court.

Although the result certainly wasn’t what the Knicks were looking for, Quickley finding his shot again was likely a silver lining and an encouraging step moving forward.

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