Kevin Knox
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New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox is throwing himself a dunk party during his first official NBA Summer League action on Saturday.

Not only has the rook impressed us during his first taste of NBA Summer League action on Sunday. He’s viciously throwing it down.

New York Knicks rook Kevin Knox opened up his NBA exhibition career with a vicious flush against the Atlanta Hawks in transition. He was even awarded style points for the rim hang time.

Later, he abused his defender on the backdoor cut and soared through the air via a Frank Ntilikina pass.


And then this:

Knox, 18, appears extremely athletic and long on the court.

The 6-foot-9, 215-pound ninth overall pick by way of Kentucky finished with a team-high 22 points on 8-of-20 shooting from the floor in 30 minutes. He could only muster 1-of-7 from downtown while finishing 5-for-8 from the free throw line. Knox also chipped in with eight rebounds and two assists.

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Ntilikina played a solid brand of ball while shooting horribly from the field. His five points were scored on 2-for-7 shooting from the floor, but his defense was spot on and five assists led the team.

The other Knickerbockers rookie, Mitchell Robinson, also contributed with a solid game and the defensive highlight of the game when he came out of nowhere to take care of one down low.

Robinson led the way with four blocks in total.

The final of this one goes down in the books as 92-89 in favor of New York. Next up for the Knicks will be the Los Angeles Lakers this coming Tuesday in Vegas.

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