4. Shooting Potential
If one were to judge Kevin Knox’s shooting ability off of his freshman-year percentages, they’d assume he’s unreliable. Knox wasn’t inefficient, but he shot around 35 percent, which gives one reason to be both optimistic and skeptical.
Knox has the form, rhythm, and range to be a high-quality shooter at the next level, however, and there’s reason to believe that he’ll succeed in doing so.
Knox converted 1.5 three-point field goals per game and 1.9 three-point field goals per 40 minutes in 2017-18. He did so on 34.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc, which causes the alluded to measures of both concern and intrigue.
Knox has good form and a high release point, however, as well as the ability to work without the ball to get open for catch and shoot opportunities.
When enabled to produce in catch and shoot situations, he can make lazy defenders pay by converting from a high release point that’s difficult to defend. He’ll need to prove that he can consistently shoot off the bounce, but coaching will help him stabilize his form.
Knox also has the ability to attack a closeout, which makes his shooting potential even more intriguing for a Knicks team that ranked No. 29 in three-point field goals made in 2017-18.