Knox Has the Knack in Knicks’ Summer League Opener

By: Lucky Ngamwajasat

Kevin Knox didn’t take long to make a statement in his first NBA Summer League game.

The Knicks‘ first-round pick scored his first basket in emphatic fashion and displayed impressive athleticism throughout the Summer League opener, scoring a team-high 22 points and grabbing 8 rebounds in New York’s 91-89 win over Atlanta Saturday in Las Vegas.

The rookie continually attacked the basket, including finishing off this sweet dish from Frank Ntilikina.

Las Vegas got a chance to see the “Gotham Lob” in full flight with Knox finishing off the alley-oop.

Along with scoring, Knox showed terrific court awareness in this sequence, setting up fellow rookie Mitchell Robinson for a dunk with the great hustle play.

Knox’s play was so impressive, he made teammate Enes Kanter take notice.

While Knox shined on the offensive end, Robinson got things done on the defensive end against the Hawks. The second-round selection had 4 blocks in the contest, including this ferocious rejection.

MSG Networks’ Alan Hahn shared his thoughts on Knox and Robinson via his Knicks Fix Facebook page:

STAT OF THE DAY: Troy Williams contributed 17 points in 16 minutes off the bench and had a plus-16 rating.

UP NEXT: The Knicks are back in Summer League action Sunday at 9 PM against the Utah Jazz.

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