Quentin Grimes is a class act.
On Thursday, the New York Knicks expanded their roster by trading for sharpshooters Bojan Bogdanovic and Alec Burks (previously a Knick) from the Detroit Pistons. Quentin Grimes, who has started several games for the Knicks this season but has also struggled to carve out a consistent role for himself in Tom Thibodeau’s system, was part of the deal moved away to receive the two three-point shooters from the Pistons.
Still, on Friday afternoon, Grimes came to X, the social media network formerly known as Twitter, to thank the Knicks fans for their years of support.
“It was an honor to be able to wear a Knicks jersey and represent the city!” Grimes said in a statement. “Your love and support over the years have meant the world. I’m forever grateful to the entire Knicks organization, my teammates, and, most importantly, the fans. “Thank you, New York.”
With Donte DiVincenzo playing such outstanding basketball lately, and OG Anunoby and Josh Hart providing consistency at the wing position for New York, Quentin Grimes began to be considered as something of an outlier this year for a new Knicks squad. Still, it’s easy to see why a young team like the Pistons would want to take a risk on the 23-year-old, who is a legitimate 3-point shooter who can also play defense.
Grimes will play his first game as a visitor at Madison Square Garden on February 26.