The New York Knicks are looking for length and athleticism along the wings. Kevin Knox should help provide as much, as he stands at 6’9″ with a 7’0″ wingspan, a 9’0″ standing reach, and more than adequate athleticism for the 3-spot.
Knox projects to be more of a small-ball 4 at the next level, however, which makes the addition of depth at small forward a crucial point of emphasis.
James Ennis isn’t the biggest name in the NBA, but he’s a two-way player who could step in and provide immediate value. He’s a 6’7″ wing with a near 7’0″ wingspan, as well as the athletic ability to defend both the 2 and the 3.
Ennis could be picked up by a contender, but it may be worth offering him the rather lucrative mid-level exception to bring him in for a one-year tryout at a figure he otherwise wouldn’t command.
Ennis struggled to shoot in Detroit, but he converted 36.7 percent of his three-point field goals between his 2016-17 and 2017-18 tenures with the Memphis Grizzlies. It’s worth noting that his head coach during that time was none other than David Fizdale.
With length, athleticism, a solid jump shot, and a connection to Fizdale, Ennis could provide invaluable depth to the Knicks during the 2018-19 season.