The New York Knicks have assigned center Luke Kornet to the G League, per Stefan Bondy.
The Knicks have assigned Luke Kornet to the G League.— Stefan Bondy (@SBondyNYDN) November 5, 2018
The Knicks came into the 2018-19 season with quite a few question marks at the center position behind Enes Kanter. Most of those questions have been answered fairly spectacularly by the play of second-round pick Mitchell Robinson, who has supplanted Kanter in the starting lineup and is putting up a tidy 6.0 points (on 63.3% shooting) and 4.3 rebounds per game. With Kanter anchored in the backup role, that has left no playing time for Kornet, who has played a mere 13 minutes total this season. Clearly the G League is the best place for Kornet to get some more minutes.
Kornet played 20 games for the Knicks in 2017-18 as an undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt University. He averaged 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. A legit stretch 5, Kornet shot 35.4% from beyond the arc.