The NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas enters its tournament phase on Wednesday following a round robin that again found a reliably delicate balance between bad basketball and stellar individual performances.
With three games in the books for all teams, here are some players who are turning heads so far in Vegas:
KEVIN KNOX, F, New York Knicks
Knox was a late-riser in the 2018 NBA Draft, passing the likes of Miles and Mikal Bridges to be selected ninth overall — and if early returns are any indication, he’s looking like an absolute steal.
The six-foot-nine forward who spent one season at Kentucky made his presence known immediately during the Knicks’ first Summer League game over the weekend:
The first points in the hall of fame career of Knicks rookie Kevin Knox pic.twitter.com/13eQPfP2D0
— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) July 7, 2018
He hasn’t slowed down since. Knox is tied for second among all players with 23.3 points per game and is doing his damage in a number of ways, attacking the rim and showing off an impressive three-point stroke. On Tuesday night he caught fire in the second half and helped the Knicks orchestrate a sizeable comeback:
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