2. Scoring Versatility
The New York Knicks have a high-level scorer in All-Star big man Kristaps Porzingis. New York also has a pair of players who can put up 15-plus points on a consistent basis in Tim Hardaway Jr. and, potentially, Enes Kanter, as well as a promising young player in Frank Ntilikina.
Generating efficient offense from the wings has been an issue for far too long in New York, however, which makes Kevin Knox an alluring prospect.
Knox finished his freshman season with averages of 15.6 points per game and 19.2 points per 40 minutes on 44.5 percent shooting from the field. The numbers are impressive given the fact that he played for a deep team that’s known for spreading the wealth.
Beyond the numbers is the well-rounded skill set that enables Knox to put up points in a vast number of ways—a sign of his borderline elite potential as a scorer.
Knox has a solid handle that he utilizes to attack set defenses and closeouts. He’s capable of finishing at the rim with both power and finesse, including the use of a pretty floater. Added to that is a strong vertical, a willingness to go to the post, and decent vision as a passer.
Throw in the fact that Knox can catch and go in transition, and he can develop into more than a shooter at the next level. He can be a genuine scorer.