Grading 4 Rockets trade deadline targets from no-brainer to run for cover

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No-Brainer: Quentin Grimes

Quentin Grimes has found himself out of New York Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau's rotation, as he's averaging just 20.2 minutes per contest on the year. Grimes was removed from the starting lineup before the Knicks traded for OG Anunoby and his minutes have been significantly less as a result of the deal.

Grimes' value on the court is still immensely high, however. He's still just 23-years-old and is shooting 36.3 percent from three, which is actually a regression from his 38.6 percent clip in 2022-23. 

The University of Houston product can also hold his own on the defensive end, which the Rockets desperately need, as they've fallen off on that end in recent weeks. Being able to add a stellar defender who can also knock down the three for simply a first-round pick (which is what's been reported) is a win all-around.

Especially considering that Grimes is locked in through 2025, as his team option has already been picked up. This would be a no-brainer for the Rockets.