New York Knicks: Draft Hopeful De'Aaron Fox Wouldn't Mind the Big Apple
Mar 26, 2017; Memphis, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard De'Aaron Fox (0) drives against North Carolina Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (left) in the first half during the finals of the South Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky’s electric point guard De’Aaron Fox tells the world how much he’d love to play for the New York Knicks alongside Kristaps Porzingis. 

The 2017 NBA draft is expected to be loaded with talented young players. De’Aaron Fox from the University of Kentucky is one of the top prospects in the draft.

The guard position is one of the areas the New York Knicks need to fill. Furthermore, there are reports stating the Knicks have Fox on their list of players they are interested in drafting.

Fox shared his interest in playing for the Knicks saying, “I’d love to play for the Knicks with Kristaps Porzingis,” via Marc Berman of the New York Post

Fox, averaged 16.7 points per game, as well as 4.6 assists. He also chipped in securing rebounds adding 3.9 boards per game.

Fox is someone that could be a good fit for the Knicks. He has great athletic ability and is a strong perimeter defender. Defensive minded players are something that the Knicks are lacking.

Fox, however, does not have a great jump shot. The three-pointer is a big part of today’s NBA Game. Fox shot only 24.6 percent from behind the arc for the Wildcats.

If he develops a jump shot then he does have a chance to be a star at the NBA level. John Calipari says that he could be the next John Wall.

The big question for him if the Knicks draft him would be. Could he play in the triangle offense?

According to Berman, Fox was asked about the triangle he responded with “I’ve seen it, I don’t know too much about the triangle. Everyone says it’s hard to learn. But if I have to go in there and have to play in it, I’ll learn quickly.”

The draft is still a good bit of way and the Knicks will certainly continue to evaluate players. The NBA Lottery is Tuesday night and depending on where the Knicks draft will obviously have an impact on the players the Knicks will look to target.

But Fox could be someone the Knicks bring in, and he does have the potential to be a star in the league.

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Originally from Long Island, Matt grew up as a die heart Yankees, Jets, Knicks, and Rangers fan. Matt moved to South Carolina when he was 13, but this did not stop him from watching his favorite teams. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina Upstate. Other than a contributor for Elite Sports NY, Matt was a former writer for Skyscrapersports and currently is a writer and co-host for The Assist Podcast. He is also a sports reporter for Greer Today.