Kevin Knox had a very important pre-NBA draft workout on Tuesday.
The former Wildcat was in Orlando, less than two hours away from his hometown, hoping to make a positive impression on the Magic. The Magic currently hold the sixth overall pick in the draft, and though Knox isn’t expected to go that high, he was brought in for a workout for team personnel.
“It would be nice to join the Orlando Magic,” Knox said of his dream scenario. “It’s kind of a hometown city for me.”
“It’s close to home. My mom would be real happy, an hour away from her baby. She would definitely love that. My little brothers and sister would love it. They could come visit and stay with me as much as they can. Like I said, it would be really convenient. It would be dream come true to play so close to home and play in front of my family and be able to get drafted by such a great organization.”
Knox is also very close with Jonathan Isaac, who was drafted by the Magic with the sixth overall pick in last year’s draft. Knox would love to climb up to that spot this year to reunite with his former AAU teammate in Orlando.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel was on hand to watch Knox’s Tuesday workout and he shared a short clip of the action on Twitter:
Kevin Knox shooting some corner 3s at the end of his Magic workout: pic.twitter.com/F5dN1QojcC
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) June 5, 2018
Moving forward, Knox will hold a pro day on Thursday, followed by a workout with the New York Knicks on Saturday and the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. He worked out with the Cleveland Cavaliers last week.