The New York Knicks continued group workouts Tuesday. More photos!
Surprisingly, the talk of training camp has been third-year forward Kevin Knox. Last season was a major disappointment for Knox, and he pretty much fell off most fans’ radar, but he has drawn major praise from new head coach Tom Thibodeau so far in camp. Knox spoke to the press Tuesday, and he sounded plenty confident.
“It definitely feels great to have the organization behind my back and I just really want to go out there and prove a lot of people wrong.”— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) December 8, 2020
— @KevKnox after Day 3 of Training Camp pic.twitter.com/jMPDdihUSO
Knox doesn’t have a prayer of starting — unless they force RJ Barrett to play the 2 again, which they shouldn’t — but he was a part of the New York’s quality bench mob last season despite his shooting woes. If the shots finally fall, Knox could still be a major weapon off the bench. (Of course, we can say that about pretty much any Knicks prospect.)
Two-way contract guard Myles Powell also spoke to the media. Tri-State Area basketball fans will remember Powell from his successful career at Seton Hall, and Powell wants to bring some of that intensity to the Knicks.
Myles Powell thinks he brings a lot to the table for the Knicks:— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) December 8, 2020
"I play with a different type of passion" pic.twitter.com/FMoOWane0z
As an undersized guard, Powell pointed to San Antonio’s Patty Mills as an example to copy. Since he played his college ball in New Jersey, he already has a mentor with Knicks credentials in J.R. Smith.
Myles Powell is close with J.R. Smith and has asked him for advice on the NBA:— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) December 8, 2020
"He knows that I'm going to make it" pic.twitter.com/Z4r89XVx6P
If you’re keeping score at home, that’s three former Knicks providing a kind of mentorship for this club: Immanuel Quickley spoke to Carmelo Anthony, Powell talked to J.R., and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist grew up admiring Al Harrington. Big #OAKAAK energy!