Kevin Knox reveals previously unknown summer knee injury
New York Knicks second-year forward Kevin Knox saw just six minutes on Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, as he continues to slowly lose his grip on a substantial role in the team’s rotation. Recently, the 20-year-old revealed that he suffered a previously undisclosed knee injury in the summer, which might have had an effect on his rather unimpressive campaign thus far.
“I got a lot of work in the beginning of the summer,’’ Kevin Knox said, via Marc Berman of the New York Post. “It was a little knee injury. The injury stopped me from working out for a month or two, but it didn’t have anything to do with the summer.’’
To be clear, Knox himself stated that he has fully recovered from the injury, and that this has had no adverse effect on his play this season. Then again, it must have been more than a minor tweak if it cost him a couple of months on the sidelines.
Right now, Knox is logging just 19.4 minutes per ballgame, which is significantly lower than his 28.8 minutes played in his rookie year last season. In his rather modest time on the floor, the former ninth overall pick’s production has likewise been limited, with Knox averaging 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks, as well as 1.2 3-pointers per contest.
Marcus Morris has been outstanding for the Knicks all season long, and he has certainly been eating up the minutes at the four spot. Morris, however, has been the subject of trade talks of late, so a move away from New York should open up some new opportunities for Knox moving forward.