Kevin Knox‘s season has not been brilliant. The Knicks‘ season had practically lost all hope when David Fizdale was fired after a 4-18 start, and then the team swapped his most productive offensive player Marcus Morris Sr. on expiry of the trade for a first-round choice.
Knox somehow saw his minutes drop once Morris was swapped. Knox was eighth overall in the 2018 draft and ranks 32nd in minutes per game this season among his classmates. This is unheard of.
It may have been an opportunity for Knox, but he somehow saw his minutes drop once Morris was swapped. Knox was eighth overall in the 2018 draft and ranks 32nd in minutes per game this season among his classmates. This is unheard of.
All indications indicate that New York is making significant changes to its list for the 2020-2021 season. They have the ability to get rid of most of their low-cost veterans, have money to spend on free agency and, for the first time in a long time, have multiple choices between drafts.
Will Kevin Knox be important for the Knicks next season? Knox is statistically a bad player across the board. The hope is that one day Knox can become a good player, not for what his numbers say, but for his rough features.
Almost everything Knox ever threw on the pitch was on the offensive side of the ball. It has a great length to finish near the edge. His snap shape and touch look good, yet they haven’t translated into efficient numbers.
Statistically, Knox’s impact on the field isn’t good. The Knicks could have significant changes in the wing. They could bring Maurice Harkless back, call Ignas Brazdeikis from the G-League, use their 3-and-D prospect picks like Devin Vassell or Josh Green, or sign any number of free agents who might fit into a role with the team.
This is the main problem with Knox and the Knicks right now, he simply has no role for him.