According to recent reports, the New York Knicks are looking to make some shakeups to their rotation and perhaps the most noteworthy chatter of late has been the buzz that Leon Rose and company are open to trading third-year guard Immanuel Quickley.

Per a November 18 report by The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the team’s front office is “willing” to move both Quickley and veteran guard Derrick Rose via trade this season to better consolidate the team’s guard rotation.

“The Knicks have shown a willingness to discuss Derrick Rose and Immanuel Quickley in trade talks, league sources say, as a way to sort out the team’s glut at the guard position over the course of the season,” Charania wrote.

The idea of seeing either one of the fan-favorite point guards offloaded is widely viewed as an upsetting hypothetical scenario for the Knicks’ faithful followers, though, should the price be right, such a move could ultimately prove to be worth it in the end for the franchise.

Though it’s hard to predict what a trade package could wind up looking like should a deal be made, when it comes to the potential return value of Quickley, one NBA executive told Heavy Sports’ NBA Insider Sean Deveney that it may not be as lucrative as many may hope.

“The Knicks are still trying to stockpile picks. That is what it is all about for them,” the exec told Deveney. “They are approaching things like there will be a star who they can get—Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Anthony Davis, (Kevin) Durant, Karl-Anthony Towns, someone—a star who comes on the market soon.

“They want picks. If they can get two first-rounders for Quickley, they would but that is too high a price. Maybe a young guy or a prospect playing in Europe, someone like that, and a first-rounder, a protected first-rounder, that is probably where the market ends up on him.”

Since being selected by the Knicks in the late first round of the 2020 NBA Draft Quickley has managed to establish himself as one of the team’s most highly regarded young prospects.

During his tenure in the association, the guard has found himself serving as a change-of-pace reserve within Tom Thibodeau’s rotation and has seen career averages of 11.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and just under a steal per game on 35.9% shooting from deep in 21.5 minutes a night.

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