With the New York Knicks’ Summer League roster being announced on Monday, fans now know who will be suiting up in Las Vegas. New York will have one of the more interesting Summer League teams this season because the team hasn’t made a first-round selection in two years.
Despite this, the Knicks have still put together a roster that should be fun to watch. The roster may not be what fans thought it would be, but it will still be interesting to see if this team competes for a championship like they did last year.
On this roster are some rather intriguing players that stand out amongst the rest. While they may not be big-time contributors on the Knicks’ normal roster, there is a chance that these four players will surprise fans and dominate Summer League.
4 most intriguing New York Knicks players to watch at Summer League
4. F Khalid Moore
Amongst all of the UDFAs on the Knicks’ Summer League squad, none may be more intriguing than Khalid Moore. Not only is the rookie from New York, but he was once a top-five player in his recruiting class. This, along with the jump he made statistically during the 2022-23 college season, could show that he still has plenty of room to improve.
During his final collegiate season, Moore averaged 15.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game while shooting 48.6% from the field and 35.1% from three on 2.8 attempts. Moore also made the 2023 All-A10 team as well as the 2023 All-A10 tournament team.
With the Knicks in need of a wing off the bench, a good Summer League performance could propel Moore onto the regular roster as a two-way player. It’s just a matter of if and how well his skillset will translate to the NBA.