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Immanuel Quickley said Kevin Durant wants them both to workout together in the offseason

TAMPA, FLORIDA - APRIL 27: Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets looks on during the second half of a game against the Toronto Raptors at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) | MIAMI, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 09: Immanuel Quickley #5 of the New York Knicks in action against the Miami Heat during the first quarter at American Airlines Arena on February 09, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

New York Knicks rookie sensation Immanuel Quickley can’t wait to work out with Kevin Durant. Before the 2020 Olympics, both players are residing in Las Vegas with the USA select team. However, while speaking to Ian Begley of SNY, Quickley stated the following…

�That�s probably the best thing any of these guys can say. They�re willing to work out with us and teach us,�

Immanuel Quickley speaking to Ian Begely of SNY.com.

Additionally, Immanuel Quickley plans to work on various aspects of his offensive game with Kevin Durant. Chiefly, his mid-range game and his pull-up jumpers. Both of which Kevin Durant excelled at consistently in his NBA career. Additionally, the importance of the mid-range jumper in the NBA playoffs proved itself this year. With Chris Paul, the aforementioned Kevin Durant, alongside Devin Booker leaning heavily on the mid-range. If Quickley also develops this skill, he will have a long wonderful career ahead of him.

Immanuel Quickley’s rookie season positively surprised a lot of NBA fans. Despite his little amount of hype before the NBA draft, Quickley turned out to be a stud. Finishing his maiden campaign as a fan favorite in New York City, he additionally made the All-Rookie second team. Unfortunately, despite his success, the playoffs weren’t as fruitful for the New York Knicks. Thoroughly losing to Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks in five games in the first round.

However, The New York Knicks’ future is instantly brighter than it was last year. With the lack of success in New York becoming a recurring meme in recent years. The 2020-2021 NBA season is nothing but a huge success for New York. Quickley’s growth, alongside development from RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin, and others, make New York an attractive destination for the first time in years.

Team USA Select

Alongside Immanuel Quickley, many NBA players joined the Team USA select camp in Las Vegas. Fellow All-Rookie team members Tyrese Haliburton and Anthony Edwards also made the roster. The full list of the Team USA Select roster includes seventeen athletes.

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