Quentin Grimes posted an Instagram story on Thursday depicting leaping Knicks teammate Jericho Sims hovering previous the basket along with his head above the rim.
The second-year middle, who sat a 3rd straight sport Friday, confirmed that he’s “” in taking part on this yr’s Slam Dunk contest, if requested by the NBA, one yr after Knicks ahead Obi Toppin received the competitors.
Grimes’ viral video got here days after Memphis celebrity Ja Morant additionally had vouched for Sims whereas quote-tweeting a submit stating that Rockets ahead Kenyon Martin Jr. already has dedicated to this yr’s dunk contest at All-Star weekend on Feb. 18 in Utah.
“Can we get Jericho Sims in there with [Martin] and [Shaedon] Sharpe?” Morant tweeted, referring additionally to the Path Blazers’ guard.
“Yeah, I noticed it,” Sims mentioned when requested about Morant’s submit. “I believed it was fairly cool that he needed to see me in it. I believe he’s mentioned one thing about it earlier than. … It’s humorous as a result of he might clearly get in there if he desires to.”
Jericho Sims dunks in the course of the Knicks’ sport towards the Warriors on Dec. 20. Robert Sabo for the NY POST
Quentin Grimes endorsed Jericho Sims for the dunk contest. Robert Sabo for the NY POST
Former Knicks ahead Taj Gibson, who signed a one-year cope with Washington price $2.9 million, has averaged 9.7 minutes over 25 appearances with the Wizards.
Requested concerning the enhancements the Knicks have made this season, Gibson mentioned he’s not shocked.
The 37-year-old Gibson, who additionally performed for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago and Minnesota, added that Julius Randle “has been a on a tear,” Jalen Brunson has been “killing it,” RJ Barrett has been “enjoying nice” and Quentin Grimes “has actually grown into himself” this season.