Knicks beat reporter predicts if/when Immanuel Quickley will sign extension

Time is ticking on an Immanuel Quickley-New York Knicks extension, but no need to fear! There are 17 days left until the deadline, giving the two sides plenty of time to work a long-term contract out.

At Media Day, Quickley said that his focus isn’t on an extension because his agent is handling that. His priority over the summer was continuing to find ways to improve, which was expected. The 24-year-old took a giant leap in his third season in the league in 2022-23, finishing as runner-up for the Sixth Man of the Year award.

Knicks fans might be giving far more thought to an extension than Quickley. It was only a year ago that New York was reportedly listening to trade offers for IQ, but that quickly changed as his play was a catalyst for the team. His 38 points against the Celtics in the Knicks’ double-overtime win in March will forever be remembered.

Fans hope there will be plenty more memorable Quickley moments in the future, which’ll hinge on an extension.

Fred Katz, who covers the Knicks for The Athletic, was a guest on Knicks Film School’s podcast, and he predicted if Quickley will sign an extension, when it might happen, and what the amount will be.

Knicks reporter predicts there’s “better than 50% chance” Immanuel Quickley will sign extension

Fred Katz has written about an Immanuel Quickley extension several times throughout the offseason, and on Sept. 25, he wrote (subscription required):

The intuitive move is to lock in young talent, and that may be what happens. But there is another side to this.

Jonathan Macri asked Katz if he thinks Quickley and the Knicks will agree on a contract, and he said he thinks there’s “a better than 50 percent chance” it’ll happen. Katz said “more likely than not” a deal will be done before the season, and he thinks it’ll come down to right before the deadline, somewhere in the October 21-23 range.

And for Katz’s prediction on the extension terms, he believes it’ll be in the five-year, $105 million range.

Katz and Macri brought up the recent Devin Vassell-Spurs extension, a five-year deal worth up to $146 million. San Antonio locked down the 23-year-old guard who would’ve been a hot name on the market next summer, and New York could do the same with Immanuel Quickley.