New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox was the star of NBA Summer League, and on Tuesday he was recognized for his play.
Kevin Knox’s first basket as a member of the New York Knicks was a fast break dunk. Twitter exploded with hype and his play over the next four games did little to slow that down.
Knox was honored for his accomplishments when he was named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team. (Apparently, that’s a thing). The Knicks announced it via the team’s official Public Relations page.
Kevin Knox was named to the All-NBA Summer League First Team after averaging 21.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists over four games.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 17, 2018
The 18-year-old is joined on the first-team by Chicago Bulls forward Wendell Carter Jr., Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton, Milwaukee Bucks center Christian Wood and Los Angeles Lakers guard and Las Vegas Summer League MVP Josh Hart.
Knox dropped over 21 points per game but had some rough shooting performances. What made him so special was the way he was able to bounce back. Scoring 29 points on five three-pointers against the Lakers and Hart was his coming out party.
And now we wait. Until the preseason that is to get our next glimpse of Knox and fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson. In case you were wondering, Robinson was left off the first and second teams. A fact that is likely to haunt him until the end of his days.
Both rookies showed flashes of brilliance in Las Vegas. Knicks fans may be in for a brutal season in 2018-19 with very few wins. But at least they saw a glimpse of the future for the time being.