Knicks not planning to send Quentin Grimes to G-League

Knicks not planning to send Quentin Grimes to G-League

DENVER — The Knicks look like in opposition to sending Quentin Grimes to the G-League to get in some reps.

Though the younger guard didn’t play for the primary time when wholesome throughout Tuesday evening’s win over the Jazz, as coach Tom Thibodeau trimmed his rotation to 9 gamers, and hasn’t performed a lot this season resulting from a nagging left foot damage, it doesn’t look like Grimes shall be going wherever to get some video games beneath his belt.

“I believe him being right here with us is the perfect factor proper now,” Thibodeau stated of Grimes who didn’t pay within the Knicks’ 106-103 win over Nuggets on Wednesday evening.

The foot saved Grimes out for nearly all of coaching camp, and he appeared in solely the final preseason sport. Then, discomfort in his left foot returned and he missed the primary six regular-season video games. After returning for the subsequent two, he was once more shut down after the soreness got here again. He has now been again for greater than per week. Altogether, he has appeared in 5 video games this yr and performed a complete of 41 minutes.

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“For probably the most half, simply getting that sport reps as a lot as I can,” Grimes stated. “Attempting to get again there. It’s actually simply laborious to simulate sport pace. That’s the most important factor.

“It’s robust, simply coming in off the summer time [I had], all the things that was occurring. I had excessive expectations for myself as effectively.”

Grimes is getting in additional work when he can. He was tremendous with Thibodeau’s determination Tuesday to chop him out of the rotation. He’s targeted on doing his half to remain prepared when his time comes.

“Simply attempting to be supportive,” Grimes stated. “I do know that he’s attempting to do what he feels is the perfect for the workforce so we are able to go on the market and win video games.”

Regardless of Thibodeau praising Obi Toppin’s play of late, it doesn’t sound just like the ahead goes to get a minutes bump. Proper now, he’s logging 17.8 minutes per sport and capturing 42.4 p.c from 3-point vary.

Requested if he wants to search out extra minutes for Toppin, Thibodeau stated: “Regardless of the sport requires.” Toppin performed a key position in Tuesday’s win over the Jazz, notching 9 factors, six rebounds and 4 assists in 18 minutes.

Mitchell Robinson (sprained proper knee) remained out. He has missed the final seven video games. … The Nuggets have been with out former MVP Nikola Jokic (COVID-19 protocols) and ahead Aaron Gordon (non-COVID-19 sickness).

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