Kevin Knox reportedly impressed the New York Knicks during his workout, and now he’s shot up the board in ESPN’s latest mock draft.
The 2018 NBA Draft is less than a week away which means the mock drafts are ramping up.
ESPN draft expert Jonathan Givony made a change in the latest mock for the New York Knicks. New York is now taking Kevin Knox instead of Colin Sexton; their choice in ESPN’s prior edition.
The Knicks have been linked to some intriguing prospects in the time leading up to the draft, but Knox has caught on recently following his workout.
According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, Knox impressed the Knicks during his group workout that included Miles Bridges.
Some members of the Knicks organization came away ‘very impressed' by Kentucky's Kevin Knox after his performance in a group workout last Saturday, sources say. Knox is likely to be available when NYK picks at No. 9 on Thursday. More: https://t.co/v11JyTScaq
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 15, 2018
Knox led the Wildcats in scoring at 15.6 points per game, but unfortunately, it came during one of the more disappointing season of the John Calipari era at Kentucky. Despite another preseason top-five ranking, Kentucky finished with a record of 26-11 culminating in a Sweet 16 loss to Kansas State.
The former McDonald’s All-American had an up and down freshman season that mirrored Kentucky’s trials and tribulations. He had a 34 point game on the road in a victory against West Virginia. He also had a 1-of-9 shooting game against Monmouth and a 3-of-13 shooting night against Utah Valley.
Knox, 18, is one of the youngest players in the draft. His youth and clear room to improve should appeal to a rebuilding Knicks organization. Nothing is certain with that ninth pick.
New York’s been linked to many players, and they’ll likely be linked to many more before next Thursday.