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Carmelo Anthony Assists Knicks Rookie

Immanuel Quickley met with Anthony before the NBA draft.

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Prior to the 2020 NBA draft, Immanuel Quickley met up with the Portland Trail Blazers’ Carmelo Anthony, who gave him some tips about training, reports Cody Taylor of USA Today. The New York Knicks picked Quickley with the 25th pick in the draft. Anthony played with the Knicks for seven seasons, but he is still clearly providing a veteran presence around the league.

“I actually got to spend a little bit of time with Carmelo during my pre-draft [training],” Quickley said on Thursday. “He just gave me little nuggets about taking care of your body, going in with a mindset to be hungry, learning from the older guys and things like that. It was really good to have him in my corner. I wish him the best of luck, as well.”

Quickley stated that there is another Blazers player he looks toward.

Quickley said he tries to model his game after the likes of C.J. McCollum and Lou Williams. He is looking to play hard and bring energy to the floor this season while he also believes he can shoot with the best of them and create for his teammates.

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