The New York Knicks have made their pick at No. 9 overall, and it is Kentucky forward Kevin Knox.
Here is our newest, youngest son making a statement on the team’s official Instagram page.
And here he is talking to Taylor Rooks.
A big theme in these interviews has been Knox’s reaction to the Knicks fans booing him. I think he handled it perfectly, bringing up the infamous draft night heckling of Kristaps Porzingis. The kid has poise. He’ll need it.
kevin knox: “they can chant ‘michael porter’ all they want, they got kevin knox. i’m willing to work, i’m willing to get better.”— James Herbert (@outsidethenba) June 22, 2018
Here are Steve Mills and Scott Perry talking about Knox.
Mills echoed what seemed to be the growing sentiment the media had been picking up the past week: Knox’s workout really helped put him over the top.
Steve Mills said his workout showed Knox had improved from end of season and was impressed he agreed to group one. (Mikal was solo). “We had a lot of healthy debates the last couple of days. By last night we had figured out exactly what we wanted to do.’’— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) June 22, 2018
So what else are his new teammates saying about Knox? Frank Ntilikina took to Instagram to applaud the move.
Frank is already using “my guy” — the kid was made for New York.
Veteran Enes Kanter isn’t letting Frank forget that he’s still a youngster.
Finally, we end with what was undoubtedly the quote of the night.
Crying Knicks kid is a crisis actor— El Fother (@relevanthought) June 22, 2018
Godspeed to you, Kevin Knox.