Kevin Knox is no longer in the New York Knicks rotation
Thibodeau noted that Knox would only run out the rotation “for now.”
The Knicks drafted Knox ninth overall out of Kentucky in 2018, handing down talents like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Michael Porter Jr. After putting up inconsistent numbers his very first 2 seasons, Knox was flourishing as a bench shooter this year. In 20 games, he was shooting 39.1% from three.
Today that Reggie Bullock, Austin Rivers, and Alec Burks are all healthy, there really isn’t much space for Knox anymore. His being a weak defender likewise doesn’t help matters, and a recent dip in minutes was the composing on the wall. After averaging 18.2 minutes for the season, Knox only balanced 11.3 per contest in the Knicks’ last 3 video games.
The excellent news is thanks to his improvements behind the three-point arc, there is space in the NBA for Kevin Knox. The confidence he’s revealed from long range this year is more powerful than it was his very first 2 years in the league. He doesn’t think twice with his long-range shooting any longer and is simply a more complete player.
And other teams plainly see something in Knox, who’s still simply 21 years of ages. Ian Begley of SNY reported 2 years ago that the New Orleans Pelicans were “collecting intel” on the previous Wildcat. However, Stefan Bondy of the New York City Daily News later included the team was “low” on Knox after all.
However, the new Kevin Knox should definitely draw some interest in trade talks, specifically with the March due date looming. Hopefully, an offer can materialize quickly so he can get back on the court.