Squad Goals Crafting Challenge are here. Each Crafting Challenge gives you the ability to earn new Rare Moments for each of the NBA’s 30 teams by burning existing Moments. New to NBA Top Shot? Create your account today to collect your first pack of curated, officially licensed NBA highlights, and browse the Marketplace to find your favorites.
There are Knicks Moments from Madison Square Garden that will last a lifetime, like Carmelo Anthony’s career-high performance, captured in Top Shot’s Run It Back collection.
The Squad Goals Set, which make up the Challenge Rewards for our current NBA Crafting Challenges, is a Top Shot homage to teamwork. All-Defensive players sniffing out steals. Veterans going after loose balls. Rookies sharing the ball around the perimeter. Franchise cornerstones encouraging teammates.
In the process of these Challenges taking place, thousands of Moments will be burned – permanently – by members of the Top Shot community, unlocking unique Challenge Rewards.
This action will reduce the supply of collectibles in the Marketplace, effectively making those editions more scarce.
As each Squad Goals Crafting Challenge goes live, we'll be shining a spotlight on a handful of Moments from each NBA team that you might have overlooked. Underrated and underestimated players and Moments that are special in their own way, from monster performances to scarce and significant highlights in a player's career. Hidden gems across all Series.
Listen up, because the “Mecca of Basketball” would like a word. The Knicks Squad Goals Challenge is live, featuring an Immanuel Quickley Moment that’s a drive-and-kick special. The trio of Quentin Grimes, Obi Toppin and Quickley shared the rock in a quick succession of moves to generate an open triple. A decisive, all-around play.
New York is building a squad to look out for. Check out Year 1 delights from the Knicks promising core.
RJ BARRETT (SERIES 1)
RJ Barrett – the first Knicks selection in the Top 3 of the Draft since 1985 – has skyscraper-level expectations to live up to.
Despite the mountainous pressure, the Ontario, Canada prospect is slowly becoming a gem of the Knicks organization.
In his third year, Barrett flashed confident finishing and two-way skill. He put on the kind of breakout season that generally foreshadows a future All-Star bid.
He reached the 20 PPG mark and recorded 11 games with 30+ points.
Barrett has emerged as a vocal leader, and has acknowledged his commitment to building New York back up to postseason prominence.
This Rookie Debut Rare layup is the only Moment in Series 1 to include 3 rookie-related Badges and a Top Shot Debut.
Is Barrett the hoops savior New York’s been longing for?
OBI TOPPIN (SERIES 2)
Obi Toppin has the bounce New York craves.
When inserted in the lineup, Toppin becomes the Knicks’ dynamo, a ball-of-fire forward who constantly hustles up and down the court. That kind of effort has brought him fan-favorite status early in his career.
One of Toppin’s brightest qualities is his athleticism, which was on full display at All-Star Weekend in Cleveland – where he won AT&T Slam Dunk. The highest-rated slam of the night was his off-the-backboard highlight from the Rim Shakers (Series 3) Set.
With increased minutes, Toppin’s offensive potential will only continue to rise.
For the 2021-22 season, his averages were 9 PPG, 3.7 RPG and 1.1 APG, but in the 10 games he started, his numbers spiked to 20.3 PPG, 7 RPG and 3 APG.
In the last 10 games, he averaged 44% from deep.
In his final game against the Raptors, he dropped a career-high 42 points.
This Metallic Gold LE (Series 2) Rare alley-oop from Toppin’s rookie year shows one thing – his ceiling knows no bounds.
IMMANUEL QUICKLEY (SERIES 2)
The Knicks have been searching for a point guard to run the show.
Immanuel Quickley hasn’t backed down to the challenge of being a New York floor general.
In 2021-22, he explored what it takes to lead an offense for one of the most-scrutinized franchises in the league.
Quickley’s overall game steadily improved, along with his efficiency with the ball. Last season, among players with 70+ games played, his 3.5 APG and 1.3 turnovers per game was good for the 14th best assist-to-turnover ratio in the league.
Like Toppin, Quickley flourished late in last year’s campaign.
In his final 10 games, he averaged 17.5 and 6.5 APG.
In that same span, he recorded the first triple-double of his career and posted a career-high 34 points and 12 dimes in the season finale.
This Top Shot Debut is from Quickley’s opening NBA appearance. It’s a Base Set (Series 2) Common jumper, and it’ll be a hot commodity if the young guard’s play continues to progress.
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