After missing time with a sprained ankle, New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox is nearly 100 percent healthy and ready to rejoin his squad on the NBA hardwood.
It appears as though the kid is just moments away from his first professional comeback.
New York Knicks first-round rookie Kevin Knox was spotted running and shooting on Monday prior to his team’s impressive 115-96 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He free-flowing and looking close to 100 percent.
Chris Iseman of North Jersey labeled Knox’s work as going through light work and conditioning drills.
“He’s still out right now, but he’s getting a lot better,” coach David Fizdale said Sunday. “He’s getting healthy.”
From all indications, including ESNY’s Danny Small, who was also on the scene prior to the Monday victory, is that Knox will be cleared for practice come Tuesday.
Of course, Knox hasn’t played since Oct. 20 when he sprained his ankle while driving the left side of the lane against the Boston Celtics.
Knox, 19, is currently averaging 9.3 points and 2.0 assists on a porous .355 from the floor in 18.7 minutes per contest. His return will be met with great optimism as the Knickerbockers desperately need a little scoring punch, especially off the bench.
When Knox first went down, head coach David Fizdale said he’d be “thrilled” if Knox returned at the two-week mark of his injury stint. It appears as though Fizdale and the Knicks are about to be thrilled.
Look for Kevin Knox to make his New York Knicks practice return on Tuesday and then officially return to action this coming Wednesday when the team hosts Kyle O’Quinn and the Indiana Pacers at Madison Square Garden.