The New York Knicks are bringing back Luke Kornet. According to multiple reports, the former Vanderbilt star re-signed on a one-year deal.
We didn’t really know how the New York Knicks organization felt about Luke Kornet. We knew that Knicks Twitter loved the guy, but what about Scott Perry and Steve Mills?
Now we have an answer. Marc Berman of The New York Post reports that the Knicks and Kornet have agreed on a one-year deal worth $1.6 million. The fan favorite big man’s coming back.
After going undrafted in 2017 and signing a two-way deal, Kornet became one of the New York Knicks most intriguing prospects. Kornet played a majority of the season with the Westchester Knicks but showed flashes of promise in 20 games in New York.
The former Vanderbilt Commodore starred in a late-season win against the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Kornet dropped 23 points on 4-of-7 from three-point range in 28 minutes.
Kornet’s new deal opens up a second two-way contract for New York. Undrafted rookie Allonzo Trier has one of them locked up.
Kornet’s one start, New York’s blowout 26-point loss in March to the Raptors, was a good individual experience for the young big man. He notched 18 points and 4 rebounds in 34 minutes.
The 22-year-old posted averages of 16.3 minutes, 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.3 steals on a slash line of .392/.354/.727.