Struggling Knicks’ Quentin Grimes fights to overcome shooting slump

December 6, 2023 By admin Off

MILWAUKEE — Quentin Grimes needs more shots — and he feels like he’s not effective running up and down the floor only touching the ball once or twice in a half. Grimes also expressed that if he misses a shot, he gets pulled from a game.

In the locker room on Tuesday, Grimes talked about the struggles he’s facing as he continues to miss shots, leading to a downtrend in his shooting performance. His performance in the Knicks’ loss to the Bucks on Tuesday didn’t help, with Grimes’ only shot attempt coming up well short.

Grimes has missed 17 of his last 21 shots from downtown, dropping his three-point shooting to below 35 percent after starting the season at 40 percent. Despite the slump, head coach Tom Thibodeau doesn’t plan on making any lineup changes.

Grimes voiced frustration about the Knicks’ offense, which largely relies on Jalen Brunson, Julius Randle and RJ Barrett, leaving him with limited touches. Grimes emphasized the difficulty of finding a rhythm without getting enough shots and touches.

He wants more shooting opportunities and mentioned that he had more chances to score and shoot last season. Grimes isn’t worried about the competition from Donte DiVincenzo and believes in maintaining a positive mindset.

Teammates like Brunson and Randle acknowledged Grimes’ struggles and emphasized the team’s role in getting him involved. There’s a collective effort to support and encourage Grimes as he navigates through his shooting slump.