After a breakout month of December, Knicks F Kevin Knox was named the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month.
Knox had a slow start to the season, averaging 8.2 points and 2.4 rebounds over about 18.3 minutes per game. But, when head coach David Fizdale ramped up his minutes by putting him in the starting five, Knox found his groove.
The 19-year-old led all rookies in scoring with 17.1 points per game, three-pointers made with 33, and was second in rebounds with six per game. Over 14 games (nine starts), he recorded double-digit points 12 times, with six of those games scoring 20 or more points.
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His best game came against the Hornets on Dec. 9, where he became joined LeBron James as the only teenagers in NBA history to tally at least 25 points and 15 rebounds in a game.
The Knicks are hoping Knox' production continues to stay at this pace, as he now averages 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season. And a good indication that will be the case came after his 18-point performance on 7-for-16 from the field on New Year's Day against the Nuggets.