Remember Immanuel Quickley? More attention has been paid to Jalen Brunson, the New York Knicks’ newest point guard, and Donovan Mitchell, who could be New York’s starting shooting guard in 2022-23 if he’s traded from the Utah Jazz.
Quickley, whose name has popped up in Mitchell trade rumors, had an impressive end to the 2021-22 season after he was finally granted more playing time by Tom Thibodeau. His third year in the league will likely be his best one yet, whether he’s with the Knicks or not.
Obviously, the hope is for the 23-year-old to come off the bench for New York this upcoming season. He’s one of the Knicks’ valuable young players, but he’s the type of player that the Jazz are hoping to get in return for their three-time All-Star.
Nonetheless, Quickley’s been having an exciting offseason. From spending time with Mitchell, to attending the White Party in the Hamptons, to supporting his teammates at Summer League, to now participating in the NBPA’s performance retreat in Spain, he’s been busy.
Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley is participating in the NBPA’s The Sanctuary retreat in Spain
The NBPA describes The Sanctuary as ‘a performance retreat for players comprised of basketball training and cultural activities.’
Quickley’s in Spain with Jonathan Kuminga, Domantas Sabonis, Jonas Valanciunas, Jeremy Sochan, Leandro Balmaro, Bruno Fernando, Mason Plumlee, and Neemias Queta.
The retreat began in Andalucia on July 25 and will run through Friday, July 29. The players are holding training sessions at the Training Center Higueron and when they’re not on the court, they’re learning about the history of the region.
It sounds like a great opportunity to get to spend time with other players around the league while also taking the time to be immersed in the local culture.
One thing’s for sure and it’s that Quickley’s been living his best life this summer. He deserves it. Regardless of what may happen during the remainder of the offseason, he’s a Knick for life.