Knicks’ Kevin Knox on the advice Chris Bosh gave him
Two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh was recently at Madison Square Garden visiting his good friend, New York Knicks head coach David Fizdale. Knicks rookie Kevin Knox saw that as an opportunity to pick Bosh’s brain, and that’s exactly what he did.
A medical review conducted by the NBA and players’ union in 2017 concluded that Bosh has a career-ending illness. Bosh suffers from blood clots and last played in an NBA game on February 9, 2016 with the Miami Heat. He has career averages of 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 893 games, while also being an 11-time All-Star.
Knox says he learned a lot from his chat with Bosh and even took his number down in case he needed more advice throughout the regular season.
Kevin Knox says he learned a lot from his conversation earlier this week with Chris Bosh about life as an NBA rookie. Knox says he exchanged numbers with Bosh and he plans to stay in touch. pic.twitter.com/WPRdMqzxP2
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) October 13, 2018
Knox was booed by Knicks fans at the 2018 NBA Draft. New York selected the talented forward with the ninth overall pick. Knox quickly turned those boos into cheers with a strong summer league showing. The 19-year-old showed off his athleticism and versatility as he averaged 21.3 points and 6.5 rebounds during the Las Vegas summer league.
Vegas’ Westgate Sports Book has put the Knicks with an over-under of 29 ½ wins for the 2018-19 season. Knox said at media day people are sleeping on the Knicks. He believes the team can win around 35 games and compete for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. We’ll see if that will transpire in Fizdale and Knox’s first season in The Big Apple.