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Kevin Knox describes start of career as ‘tough’


New York Knicks rookie Kevin Knox’s playing career in the NBA is only a month old. But he had already been sidelined for seven games due to an ankle injury. He’s in and out of the starting five as well.

The New York Knicks’ first round pick in this year’s draft is still trying to find his rhythm and hopes that he can play much better in their upcoming games.

Knox is currently averaging 8.5 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game through 12 games. He stated his transition into the¬†¬†professional level isn’t that easy and described it as “tough.”

In an interview with Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. Knox stated:

“The in and out (of the lineup) and not playing as well as I’d like to. But like I said, I got to be strong mentally and make sure I got to keep playing hard, keep doing the dirty work, work on defense and get better at that. But it’s been tough.”

Knox had an impressive game in a Wednesday night win against the Boston Celtics. He nearly recorded a double-double effort with 11 points and nine rebounds. It was a good step forward for the rookie and he could be one of the reliable players for his team if he could be consistent.

Currently, the Knicks are in bad shape and had to have several lineup adjustments.

Their 5-14 record is good only for a 13th place in the Eastern Conference. That is why an improvement in the performance of the Kentucky product is needed by the team if they want to start winning games in the future.