Whichever player the Knicks select with the No. 3 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft will inevitably be linked to Kevin Knox one way or another.
Knox, who the Knicks took ninth overall a year ago, has a pretty good idea of who he'd like that to be: RJ Barrett.
"That's my guy -- I played against him a couple of times in high school,'' Knox told the New York Post. "He's a great player. If I can get a chance to play with him, it would be a great opportunity.''
Before attending Kentucky, Knox attended Tampa Catholic in Florida. Barrett -- a Duke product -- went to Montverde Academy in the Sunshine State, which is where the two crossed paths.
Despite both being lengthy wings with a propensity for putting the ball in the net, Knox feels he and Barrett could form a legitimate duo on the hardwood.
"If we get the opportunity [to be teammates], I think we'd jell really well,'' Knox told The Post. "He's a great player. He can pass well, score the ball well. I think we'd complement each other.''
On Friday, Knox was in attendance for Game 4 of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena on Friday. SNY's Ian Begley first reported Thursday that he and teammates Kadeem Allen and Allonzo Trier would be there in accordance with coach David Fizdale's desire to expose his players to playoff atmospheres.
"It's definitely crazy -- different from the regular season,'' Knox told The Post. "I wanted to get up there and enjoy the game, see the atmosphere and the type of energy of a playoff game -- just seeing the defensive intensity."