Knicks’ Quentin Grimes Will Help Team USA Prepare for the World Cup

For the first time since entering the NBA, Quentin Grimes did not participate in the summer league.

But that doesn’t mean his offseason will be without competition.

The young Knicks guard has been selected as part of the USA Select team that will practice and coach Team USA ahead of the World Cup in late August.

His agency, Independent Sports and Entertainment (ISE), announced the selection on Friday.

Grimes will face teammates Josh Hart and Jalen Brunson, who will represent the United States.

Grimes is also eligible to be part of the World Cup squad as an injury replacement.

The USA Select team will also feature the Thunder’s Chet Holmgren and Jalen Williams, the Rockets’ Jalen Green and the Pistons’ Cade Cunningham, among others.

The 6-foot-4 Grimes is coming off a strong second season with the Knicks, during which he averaged 11.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, shot 38.6 percent from 3-point range and was one of their top perimeter defenders.

Knicks teammates Jalen Brunson and Quentin Grimes will get to see a lot of each other this summer as Grimes helps Brunson and Team USA prepare for the World Cup.
Robert Sabo

Former Knicks point guard Kemba Walker has signed a one-year deal to play next season overseas for AS Monaco in the French LNB Pro A and Euroleague.

The 33-year-old four-time All-Star, a Bronx native, has returned to the league in recent years after his decision to sign with the hometown Knicks didn’t work out as planned.

Last July, the Knicks sold Walker to the Pistons to free up salary cap space to sign Brunson.

He never played for Detroit.

Walker was given a shot by the Mavericks, but was waived in January.

The Knicks officially signed forward Nathan Knight to a two-way deal on Friday.

The 6-foot-8 Knight could join Isaiah Robbie as an option at the backup forward spot.

Over three NBA seasons with the Hawks and Timberwolves, he appeared in 108 games and averaged 3.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 7.8 minutes.

Julius Randle will take part in the inaugural “The Shop Uninterrupted Live Tour” in August. 2 at the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn.

He will hold a public conversation with Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan fame at an open-to-the-public event.

Julius Randle
Julius Randle prepares to do a public talk with Method Man.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post

“The Shop,” which moved from HBO to YouTube last year, is produced by SpringHill, LeBron James’ entertainment company.

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