New York Knicks: Where does Kevin Knox fit?

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Jan 14, 2020; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II (20) warms up before game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

New York Knicks’ forward Kevin Knox has been forgotten about amidst all of the team changes. Is Knox an under-the-radar breakout candidate?


With the draft and free agency in the rearview mirror, the dust is starting to settle on the New York Knicks roster for the 2020-21 season. That doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of questions remaining as to how the current rotations will shake out.

At this point, the only locked in starters for the Knicks are their two most promising young players, RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson.

As for the rest of the roster, the team has two power forwards who will both receive significant playing time in Obi Toppin and Julius Randle. They have a plethora of guards in Frank Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton, and newly acquired players Alec Burks, Austin Rivers, and Immanuel Quickley.

So what about wings? The team has Reggie Bullock, Theo Pinson, potentially Alec Burks, and… the 8th overall pick in the 2018 draft, Kevin Knox.

The modern NBA can be pretty experimental, and lineups can get weird. There could be some guards who make appearances at the 3-spot, but at the end of the day, the competition isn’t stiff for the Knicks’ starting small forward.

So shouldn’t the 8th overall pick from just two years ago be playing significant minutes on a rebuilding team when his competition is just veteran journeymen? Based on the Knicks’ last season, we know it isn’t that simple.

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