MIAMI — Quentin Grimes’ camp apparently is sad together with his postseason utilization by the Knicks, which has been punctuated by a demotion from the beginning lineup to the second unit since getting back from a shoulder harm. 

A Twitter consumer figuring out himself as a enterprise supervisor for Grimes with the username Matthew Z. and @mattkeepgoing posted “Free QG” on the social media web site quickly after the Knicks’ Recreation 3 loss to the Warmth on Saturday evening. 

Grimes’ supervisor is understood to be Matt Evans, who the second-year guard has recognized since he was an adolescent rising up within the Houston space. 

The account additionally replied Sunday to a Grimes spotlight video posted by one other consumer asking “what occurred to this Quentin Grimes? Bro used to play like Zach LaVine,” referring to the two-time All-Star guard with the Bulls. 

“This Quentin Grimes is alive and properly and nonetheless getting higher, ball ain’t in his arms to point out you higher than ,” Matthew Z. tweeted

Shortly after the tweets went viral on Sunday, the bio that referred to the consumer as Grimes’ supervisor was scrubbed from the account, though the tweets weren’t deleted. 

The 22-year-old Grimes made 66 begins through the common season after which the primary three video games of the opening spherical in opposition to Cleveland earlier than sitting out the ultimate two with a shoulder contusion.

He has come off the bench in all three video games in opposition to the Warmth, ceding his beginning spot to midseason acquisition Josh Hart. 

Quentin Grimes has come off the bench for the primary three video games of the Knicks’ second-round sequence in opposition to the Warmth.
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Grimes averaged 11.3 factors per sport within the common season, however that quantity has dipped to 4.3 over six postseason appearances. He scored eight factors in 22 minutes off the bench in Saturday’s Recreation 3 loss, however he’s missed 15 of 18 3-point makes an attempt on this 12 months’s playoffs. 

Tom Thibodeau stated Sunday that “every little thing is on the desk” for Recreation 4, however he wouldn’t say whether or not he deliberate to make a lineup change involving Grimes and Hart. 

“If you get to the playoffs, you’re taking a look at matchups,” Thibodeau stated. “When a man comes again from an harm, is he utterly wholesome coming again? 

Quentin Grimes shoots during the Knicks' Game 1 loss to the Heat on April 30.
Quentin Grimes shoots through the Knicks’ Recreation 1 loss to the Warmth on April 30.
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“So that you take a look at all facets of it. In some methods it may very well be higher. It might influence one other space. The underside line is all of us must play loads higher.”