The Philadelphia 76ers have the tenth pick in Thursday’s draft, and tomorrow, they’re bringing in Kevin Knox for another look. Knox worked out for the Sixers in a group workout on Friday and tomorrow, he’ll work out for the team in an individual setting.
“They are really interested in me,” Knox told reporters on Friday. “They love my game. They love the way that I can shoot the ball. That’s something they really like what I can do – shoot a lot of threes. My versatility, being able to take guys off the dribble, is something that will complement very well with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid.”
On today’s NBA Draft teleconference, John Calipari vowed that teams that pass on Knox will regret it.
“I will tell you that Kevin Knox, there will be teams that pass on him and people are going to say, two years from now, why would we have passed on him? He’s the youngest player in this draft. He’s mentally mature, he’s got a great drive and will within his body, but physically, his body is not there yet. So, you’re getting a 6’10” scorer who’s tougher than you think, but has a ways to go, because he’s going to mature physically.”
Speaking of Knox, his tweet earlier today almost broke the Big Blue internet:
KENTUCKY has John Wall
KENTUCKY has Anthony Davis
KENTUCKY has Demarcus Cousins
KENTUCKY has Devin Booker
KENTUCKY has Kat
KENTUCKY has RUPP
KENTUCKY has John Calipari
KENTUCKY has 17 Final Fours
KENTUCKY has 8 championships
KENTUCKY IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY https://t.co/JEh5tWJAB0
— Kev (@KevKnox) June 18, 2018
I almost feel bad for Butler. That was embarrassing.