5. Physical Tools
There have been an abundance of prospects who possess elite physical tools, but fail to find their niche at the next level. There have also been a laundry list of players who boast tremendous measurements, and manage to utilize them to impact the game on both ends of the floor.
Regardless of what transpires, one can’t help but find themselves intrigued by the fact that Kevin Knox is one of the most physically impressive prospects in this class.
Knox stands at 6’9″ with a near 7’0″ wingspan and a massive 9’0″ standing reach. He’s somewhat thin at 213 pounds, but he has a wide and muscular frame that should fill out as he works with the New York Knicks on his strength and conditioning training.
Even with the question of how ready he is for the NBA at his weight, Knox has elite size and length for a wing—a crucial truth for a team that desperately needed a player with those traits.
In addition to being elite in size and length for a 3, Knox has prototypical size and length for a 4. That’s an intriguing truth on both ends of the floor, as he can switch on defense—we’ll get there—and take advantage of mismatches on offense—and there, too.
Throw in the fact that Knox has a solid first step, above-average speed in transition, and a powerful leap to the rim, and he could be a physical force in his prime.