1. Untapped Potential
Kevin Knox has a well-rounded skill set and the ability to contribute positively on both ends of the floor. What simply can’t be overlooked, however, is that he has the raw potential to become one of the very best prospects to emerge from this draft class.
As one of the youngest players in his class, Knox has an advanced skill set for an 18-year-old who has displayed the competitive nature to achieve greatness.
Knox may not be the most polished prospect in this class, but he’s further along than a vast majority of 2018’s prospects were at his age. In the present, he’s a talented two-way player who can score in a variety of ways and defend multiple positions.
If Knox is already a quality prospect at 18 years of age, then it’s easy to see why the Knicks are interested in seeing what type of player he could become in his prime.
The hope in New York is clearly that Knox will be able to contribute sooner than later. He’s young enough to play through his mistakes and still look to the future as the land of opportunity for a leap to the highest possible level.
Rather than simply believing in a player who only has youth on his side, however, the Knicks have invested in the potential of a player who can already score and defend.
We can debate who looked better on paper, but the New York Knicks selected a promising prospect at the 2018 NBA Draft in Kevin Knox.