The New York Knicks made a surprising run in this season's NBA's Playoffs, thanks in large part to contributions from a player who has grown in each of his first three years with the team.
Knicks fans, especially those who dabble with NY sportsbooks, have seen the ongoing progress by Immanuel Quickley.
If you think Quickley is underrated, here are some rankings to say you are right.
EmpireStakes.com – your source for NY sports betting apps – crunched some data to come up with a list of the 25 most underrated players in the NBA during the 2022-23 season.
Both Quickley and teammate Quentin Grimes made the list.
We utilized Basketball-Reference.com to find the cap hit and point shares of every NBA player during 2022-23 NBA regular season. After doing the math of the $ per point share for each player in the league, we were able to determine the most value-driven players from this season. Salary and point shares were included for all teams the player was on during the 2022-23 season.
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Most Underrated NBA Players of 2022-23 Season
Quickley Ranks 4th on the List
The cap hit for shooting guard Immanuel Quickley last season was $2,136,240. His point shares totaled 6.7, with $345,707 per point share. Judging by his performance during the year, Quickley was worth every penny.
The 6-3, 190-pounder from Kentucky had his best season ever in his third year with the Knicks. He averaged 14.9 points per game (74th best in league), 4.2 rebounds per game, 3.4 assists per game (72nd), and shot 44.8% from the field (92nd).
Quickley helped propel New York to the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference, giving fans of New York NBA betting plenty to cheer about. Quickley helped the Knicks to the playoffs for the second time in three years and just the second time overall over the past 10 seasons.
He was ranked an impressive fourth overall in the NBA in our rankings. Fellow teammate and guard Grimes also made the Top 25 at No. 16.
Last month, Quickley finished second to Boston Celtics guard Malcolm Brogdon for the league's Sixth Man of the Year Award. Brogdon garnered 60 out of 100 first-place votes (408 total points) and Quickley recorded 34 first-place votes for 326 total points.
Grimes was a 2021 first-round pick by the Knicks out of Texas.
Which Other Teams Had Underrated Players?
The Knicks (2) joined the Memphis Grizzlies (3), Minnesota Timberwolves (2), Utah Jazz (2) and New Orleans Pelicans (2) as the only teams in the league that featured multiple players in the Top 25.
Eleven teams didn't have a player in the Top 25: the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, Brooklyn Nets, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns.
All four Conference Finals teams featured a player in the Top 25.