The New York Knicks are currently sitting in the 7th spot in the East with a 7-7 record. I know it’s early, but right now, they are looking like an average basketball team. Everyone expected better things out of the Knicks thus far and is hoping the team can go on a winning streak.
If not, the front office will be looking for hope in the Draft yet again. Right now, I’d imagine the scouts to be paying attention to NCAA Men’s Basketball as the season tipped off last week. Although only a few games have been played, there have been a few players that have caught my eye. Maybe they will catch the eyes of the front office as well.
1. Taevion Kinsey
Taevion Kinsey is a 6’5 Senior at Marshall University. To start the season, he is averaging 25.5 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, and 5 assists. The guard is shooting 57.5% from the floor, including 40% from three-point range. Kinsey is someone who can do a bit of everything. He even locks in on defense with a total of nine steals in two games! The Knicks’ scouts should have him on their radar.
2. Damian Dunn
Temple University may have a star on its hands. Damian Dunn is a 6-5 sophomore and is lighting up the season so far. He averages 29.7 points per game through three games for the Owls. This is good for second in the nation. In his last outing, he scored 38 points, shooting 77% from the field, including 78% from three.
Dunn was almost perfect from the free throw stripe this season, as he is now 22-of-23 after missing one in his last game. I know he’s only a sophomore, but the Knicks should keep their eyes on him. He’s a great wing player and has a knack for putting the ball in the hoop. The best thing is that he is scoring in an efficient manner, something New York could use.