Knicks Sign First-Rounder Kevin Knox

The Knicks are the latest team to lock up their first-round pick to his first NBA contract, announcing today in a press release that they’ve signed Kevin Knox to his rookie deal.

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Like all other rookie contracts for first-round picks, Knox’s deal will be a four-year pact with two guaranteed years, followed by team options in years three and four. As our chart of rookie salaries shows, his earnings project to exceed $18.5MM if he plays out the full four-year contract.

Knox, the ninth overall pick in this year’s draft, won’t turn 19 years old until next month, but there’s already talk in New York about the possibility of him entering the team’s starting lineup in his rookie year.

In his lone season at Kentucky, the versatile forward averaged 15.6 PPG and 5.4 RPG with a shooting line of .445/.341/.774.

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7 thoughts on “Knicks Sign First-Rounder Kevin Knox

  1. knicksfan

    Kevin Knox projects to be a kevork James type player, with steph curry shooting ability

  2. knicksfan

    Kevin Knox projects to be a Lebron James type player with steph curry shooting ability

  3. dust44

    Knicks should start him. It’s basically a lost year with the Unicorn. Let him play out the rookie jitters. Him and Porzingis will make a very versatile and long backcourt duo

    • H.Henderson

      Agreed, let him start and learn to navigate the NBA. Porzingis started his rookie year and thrived. Ntlikina didn’t start and did poorly. Playing time is key to the development of all rookies. Let them play

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