October 13, 2018, 11:09 amKevin KnoxF, New York Knicks
David Fizdale has announced that Kevin Knox will start at small forward for the Knicks this upcoming season.
Knox struggled with his shot this preseason at 34.9 percent from the field but still put up 10.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 0.8 triples in four games. Fizdale acknowledges there will be struggles but says,“He’s got to go through this. This year is exactly for this.” For Knicks fans it probably nice to know that the Knicks are committed to development this year rather than making desperate moves to win as many games as possible in a lost season. Knox commented on his poor shooting in the preseason saying, “I needed this… I’m glad. This is why NBA put in preseason – for guys like me.” From a fantasy perspective, the ninth overall pick should be worth a late round flier although inconsistency will be an issue. This also means Courtney Lee will be relegated to the bench.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter