New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox isn’t being shy about his goal for the 2018-19 season: He wants to be Rookie of the Year.
Kevin Knox has his eyes on the prize already. The New York Knicks rookie has set a high standard for himself when it comes to his debut season in the NBA. Knox told Steve Serby of The New York Post in a wide-ranging interview that his goal for the 2018-19 season was to be named NBA Rookie of the Year.
Q: What would be your goal?
A: Rookie of the Year. That’s gonna be on my wall in my room. That’s what I want, that’s what I’m gonna work for. I don’t got it like painted on my wall, it’s just a piece of paper with Rookie of the Year on it, every time I wake up, look at it, just know what I’m going to work for.
It won’t be easy for the 18-year-old to win the award. Top picks DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley will have more scoring opportunities and media darling Luka Doncic will be at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Head coach David Fizdale has already indicated that Knox could be the starter at small forward. The Knicks didn’t exactly have stability at the small forward position last season so if they run it back with the same team Knox could be the guy next to Tim Hardaway Jr.
Knox points out in the interview that his favorite player is Kevin Durant. He tells Serby of KD, “He just can do it all. He can shoot it, score it, dribble it, pass it, rebound, defend, does it all.” The two-time NBA Finals MVP won the Rookie of the Year Award back in 2008.