1. SG Trevor Keels
Following a rookie season spent mostly in the G League, Duke product Trevor Keels has the chance to make the roster as a full-time player in 2023-24. This chance mostly relies on him having a dominant Summer League run. Keels didn’t see the floor much in the NBA as a rookie, only appearing in three games. However, he was quite productive while playing for the Westchester Knicks.
In 24 games with Westchester, Keels averaged 13.9 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 3.4 assists while shooting 42.5% from the field and 35.5% from beyond the arc on 5.5 attempts. Keep in mind, Keels is only 19, so while these numbers may not be mind-boggling, they are certainly solid.
Keels is a very interesting athletic prospect. However, he still needs to put some things together fundamentally if he wants to earn consistent minutes in the NBA. There will likely be no better chance for Keels to prove that he’s improved than in the Summer League.
Playing well against other teams’ top young talent could go a long way in Keels earning a spot with the Knicks for the regular season. Hopefully, he shines, as a team can never have too much young talent.