The New York Knicks now expect rookie Kevin Knox to make his official return to the lineup this Monday when the team hosts the Chicago Bulls.
Not only did the New York Knicks collect their third win of the season on Friday night, but they received terrific news on the injury front.
Knox, 19, sprained his left ankle on Oct. 20 against the Atlanta Hawks. He hasn’t played since.
Averaging 9.3 points while contributing with two rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game off the bench for head coach David Fizdale. The 6-foot-9 lanky forward will have missed seven total games (assuming he returns on Monday).
After improving to 3-6 on the season—with a sound victory in Dallas on Friday night—only the struggling Wizards on Sunday night in Washington D.C. remains until the Kentucky product returns to the court.
In looking to fit in with the current look and feel of the squad, things could get a bit interesting.
Fizdale continues to roll with his new defensive-minded starting lineup. Mitchell Robinson, Noah Vonleh, Damyean Dotson, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Frank Ntilikina continues to roll as the starting five. Having a fresh and spry Knox off the bench as a swing scorer with Allonzo Trier could do wonders for the team’s second-unit scoring. Should Knox earn a starting spot, Dotson off the bench would work as well.
Either way, the New York Knicks will be welcoming Kevin Knox back with open arms come Monday night when they return to Madison Square Garden.