Kevin Knox Rumors

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Kevin Knox
Kevin Knox
Position: F
Born: 08/11/99
Height: 6-9 / 2.06
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $3,744,840
That started when they traded Carmelo Anthony before last season, and it continued when they drafted two high-ceiling prospects in the first round of the NBA Draft: Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson. They’ll join Kristaps Porzingis (once he returns from injury) as the future of the Knicks franchise. One player who’s apparently not part of that “future” could be Courtney Lee. In an Instagram post designed to get fans excited for the “Future of New York,” the Knicks featured a mash-up of Porzingis, Knox, Robinson, Enes Kanter, Tim Hardaway Jr., Frank Ntilikina, Lance Thomas, Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke. Noticeably absent is Lee, who led the Knicks in total minutes last season. Hmmm.
Storyline: Courtney Lee Trade?
“I’m pretty confident I can be one of the top rookies,” Knox said at the photo event staged at the Knicks’ Tarrytown campus. “But one of my goals this year is just to win in New York. I’m not really worried about winning the rookie award. I just want to win as a team, take road games, play some of the top teams and beat them to make the playoffs. Ultimately I want to win. That’s my main focus as my rookie year.”
On draft night in June, a Florida State connection became a Knicks connection for Ward. The elder Knox was Ward’s favorite target in the 1990s. They won the national championship in 1993, but Knox never made it big in the NFL despite being drafted in the sixth round by Buffalo. He lasted one season, appearing in two games, with the Arizona Cardinals. Ward, the Knick point guard during the franchise’s heady days of the late-’90s, believes the son will make it much bigger than the dad as a pro. The younger Knox’s reserved nature, a la Tim Duncan, will work well in the New York basketball cauldron, according to Ward.