Just a few weeks after the Knicks fans booed Kevin Knox, Knox made his first appearance in a Knicks jersey today in a summer league game against the Hawks in Las Vegas. In his first appearance, Knox didn’t disappoint racking up 22 points with eight rebounds.
Knox put the Knicks fans and the NBA on notice with his first trip down the floor with a steal and a slam for the first points in his NBA career.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) July 7, 2018
KEVIN KNOX ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CONFIRMED pic.twitter.com/5618E7XMP9
— Clemquon (@TheClemReport) July 7, 2018
Kevin Knox’s first basket as a Knick was nasty ? pic.twitter.com/I8n9eA7M1O
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 7, 2018
Kevin Knox wouldn’t just stop there as he had a couple more impressive dunks throughout the game.
BIG KNICK ENERGY FROM KEVIN KNOX pic.twitter.com/4tfdMvRfFC
— The Knicks Wall (@TheKnicksWall) July 7, 2018
Kevin Knox is putting on a show in Vegas! pic.twitter.com/XNVsYRXHAl
— NBA (@NBA) July 7, 2018
All these highlights and that’s not even mentioning this excellent effort play in the 2nd quarter.
Kevin Knox floor burn to Mitchell Robinson finish pic.twitter.com/MZ1Q30TVtO
— Knicks Film School (@KnickFilmSchool) July 7, 2018
Knox’s play today earned high praise from twitter as well.
Congrats to Knicks fans on Kevin Knox – I try hard not to overreact to Summer League, but it’s clear he’s an ideal 2-way wing for whatever the NBA is now. Very polished for his age already.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 7, 2018
Kevin Knox is basically Giannis with shades of Paul George and LeBron but with a tinge of Anthony Davis also. https://t.co/1CBGNAjJm8
— Dan Favale (@danfavale) July 7, 2018
Yo!! @KevKnox is nice ?
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) July 7, 2018
It was nice to see Kevin Knox shoot at a high volume as well as he put up 20 shots, including seven threes. While he only hit one from behind the arc, it’s a good sign that he’s showing the confidence to shoot more often, especially behind the arc.
It seems like the Knicks fans, for now, are eating their words a bit. Kevin Knox is off to a great start in his young NBA career.
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