4: Nathan Knight
Five months ago, Nathan Knight was competing in the playoffs against the eventual NBA champion, and now, he’s on a two-way contract with the Knicks. The 25-year-old versatile forward has averaged 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game since going undrafted in 2020.
Knight is in a unique position entering training camp because New York lacks depth at forward, and he could capitalize on that. If the Knicks don’t sign a backup power forward with their open roster spot, he could see some run depending on how he performs for Westchester throughout his one-year deal.
He can be a force on the defensive end, something that Obi Toppin lacked. However, Knight has an issue with being too aggressive and picking up quick fouls, a trait that could prevent him from making a solid case as to why he deserves to help bolster the team’s frontcourt.
Knight will get his first taste of being part of a big market team, and as a Syracuse native, he could be extra motivated to carve out a role for himself with the Knicks.