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Kevin Knox isn't used to watching his team play from the sideline, but the Knicks rookie says his view from the bench still brings value while he works his way back from an early-season ankle sprain.
"I really enjoy watching on the side because I can really see the game from a different perspective," Knox told the New York Post on Tuesday. "It's really fun to watch on the side, they talk, the way they move the ball, defensively. These past few games I was on the bench watching it was pretty great. I got to talk to players on the bench, tell them what they can do better, more and more leadership I can bring to the team."
Knox, the Knicks' first-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, sprained his left ankle on Oct. 20 against the Celtics. He's missed the last four games and will be out Wednesday night against the Pacers, but will travel with the Knicks to Dallas and Washington this weekend. He has participated in shooting and non-contact drills in practice this week.
Kevin Knox is inching closer to returning to the Knicks lineup as the rookie forward finishes up his recovery from a left ankle sprain.
Knicks coach David Fizdale said Knox will not play Wednesday against the Pacers, but the 19-year-old will travel with the team to Dallas for Friday's game against the Mavericks, according to ESPN's Ian Begley. The team said Knox is "making good progress" and that he has advanced to participating in shooting and non-contact drills.
Knox's father, Kevin Knox Sr., told the New York Post on Sunday that his son is expected to return sometime between Nov. 2-10. The Knicks' 2018 first-round pick suffered the injury, which his father called a "Grade 2" sprain, on Oct. 20 against the Celtics.
Knicks head coach David Fizdale told reporters Monday that he would be happy if Kevin Knox missed only two weeks due to his left ankle sprain.
Knox is not with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, and will be re-evaluated this Sunday.
The Knicks face the Bucks in Milwaukee on Monday night before playing the Heat in Miami on Wednesday. They return home to face the Warriors on Friday night and then host the Nets on Monday, Oct. 29.
Coming off a tough loss to crosstown-rival Brooklyn on Friday night, the Knicks don't get a layover as they return home Saturday for another matchup. And even tougher is their opponent in the Boston Celtics.
Boston is also playing a back-to-back, having lost to the Raptors on the road last night. But they are still a favorite in the Eastern Conference with a loaded team full of young and veteran stars.
One of those stars just so happens to be the youngest player on their team in SF Jayson Tatum. As a 19-year-old, Tatum burst onto the scene last year, averaging 16.3 points, 5.9 boards, and 1.9 assists per game on his way to a First-Team All-Rookie selection by the end of the regular season. He was even better in the postseason with 18.5 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting.
NEW YORK -- The Knicks' unveiling of their shiny new lottery pick three years ago went a little bit differently.
It was in late October, against these same Atlanta Hawks, when 20-year-old Kristaps Porzingis made his home debut. The rookie added the first ever play to his highlight reel, shaking Paul Millsap with a spin move to throw down a breakaway dunk. This 7-foot-3 forward with guard skills, who was supposed to be a long-term project, announced to the arena, the city, and a national television audience that he was ready to contribute right away. Fans wouldn't have to wait to start enjoying Knicks games again and hyping the living daylights out of the team's future.
Tuesday night, in a 126-107 win, the Knicks' latest lottery pick delivered a new message to fans with his play: Chill...
Kevin Knox has the support of at least one Knicks legend, even if it's one who still isn't on the best terms with the franchise.
Hours before opening night against the Hawks at Madison Square Garden, Charles Oakley tweeted his well-wishes for the Knicks rookie, who will surprisingly come off the bench in his NBA debut.
"Good luck tonight @KevKnox," Oakley wrote. "Play hard and the Garden will love you. Rooting for you young fella. Bring the intensity! Starts on D!"
Tim Hardaway Jr. used to be the only Knick that grew up with a professional athlete as a father. Until Kevin Knox joined the team.
Knox' father, Kevin Knox Sr., was drafted by the Bills in the sixth round back in 1994 after four seasons as a wide receiver at Florida State. Despite only playing two games with the Cardinals over his NFL career, Knox Sr. totaled 1,431 yards on 102 receptions with 11 touchdowns over his FSU career that saw a national championship game in 1993.
So, Kevin has grown up knowing exactly what it takes to make it to the pros...
Knicks rookie Kevin Knox mentioned earlier this offseason that he believes his new team has the potential to make the playoffs this year. And that mindset hasn't wavered.
Appearing on ESPN's First Take, Knox didn't discuss the numbers he projects for himself this season. Instead, he has an idea of how many wins the Knicks need to get to be a playoff contender.
"Just to win," Knox said. "I feel like this is something you've got to do in New York, you've got to be able to win games.
Many Knicks fans are wondering if rookie F Kevin Knox is the team's next superstar. He showcased his scoring ability and knack for the highlight-reel play during the Las Vegas Summer League, and head coach David Fizdale has expressed his excitement to coach him this season.
Well, former Knicks PG Charlie Ward sees superstar written all over Knox. Ward not only knows the 18-year-old well, but he knows his father even better.
Kevin Knox Sr. was Ward's favorite target when he was quarterback at Florida State in the early 1990s. Ward knew the elder Knox to have a strong personality during their time on the field together, which is something he doesn't see in Knox Jr.
It is apparent Knicks' first-rounder F Kevin Knox wasn't fazed by his first taste of NBA basketball. Just look at what he did in just a few games out west in the Summer League.
Knox was named first-team All-Summer League as he electrified the court with thunderous dunks and crafty moves to the lane. After four games, he averaged a stellar 21.3 points per game.
At 18 years old, Knox has impressed many by how mature his game has looked. But his father, Kevin Knox Sr., wasn't too surprised that his son stole the show...
Knicks' first-rounder Kevin Knox has been taking the NBA world by storm. Well, at least the NBA Summer League for now.
Knox has shined in his first games as a Knick, and to his former college teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, it doesn't come as a surprise. These two Kentucky Wildcats were both lottery picks, with Gilgeous-Alexander going to the Clippers.
Having ran the point for Kentucky, Gilgeous-Alexander knows what Knox is capable of on the floor. And there is more to what Knicks fans have seen so far from the 6-foot-9 forward.
Rookie F Kevin Knox is starting to win the hearts of Knicks fans with his great Summer League play. But one Knicks fan showing him some love got him excited.
ESPN NBA analyst Doris Burke is a known Knicks fan, and seems to have taken a liking to the 18-year-old that was drafted ninth overall by the Knicks last month. Knox posted to his Instagram story Monday night, saying he had a conversation with Burke, who loves his game.
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Knicks fans may want to rethink their booing of Kevin Knox on Draft night after what he has shown in his first taste of the NBA.
Knox has lit up the Summer League Las Vegas court in his first two contest against the Hawks and Jazz, and he's generating tons of praise. One NBA executive who was very blunt in his scouting report of the 18-year-old.
"He's f--king really good," the anonymous executive told The Athletic's Mike Vorkunov. "A real stud."
The Knicks have selected Kentucky forward Kevin Knox with their No. 9 overall pick at the 2018 NBA Draft.
Knox has been coined a versatile forward that has the ability to score on both the perimeter and inside the paint. Here's a look at what the Knicks expect the 6-foot-9 Knox to do on the Madison Square Garden court next season...
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NEW YORK -- Having already cut his list to 10 schools, Kevin Knox plans to trim his list again sometime in the near future.
"I'm focused on five or six that I really want to focus on, I'm going to narrow down to five or six probably next month," the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic and E1T1 told SNY.tv Friday at Elite 24 practice.
Knox didn't participate in the first two days of practice because of a knee ailment but said he hopes to play in Saturday's nationally televised game (ESPNU, 7:30).
Kevin Knox, the 6-foot-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic and E1T1, will trim his list of schools after Peach Jam, he told SNY.tv.
Ranked the No. 6 player in the Class of 2017 according to 247Sports.com, holds more than 30 offers, including from Kentucky, Kansas, Villanova, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, N.C. State, Maryland, Miami and Cal.
Knox isn't certain how many he will cut to or which schools will definitely make the list.
Kentucky is the latest to offer Kevin Knox, a 6-8 Class of 2017 small forward from Tampa (FL) Catholic.
Kentucky coach John Calipari had an in-home with Knox on Monday night.
Had a great visit with Coach Calipari last night. Extremely blessed to receive an offer from The University of Kentucky⚪️�� #BBN