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.