The Knicks are having a hell of an offseason when it comes to smart draft decisions.
Kevin Knox—who Knick fans welcomed with a few boos upon being drafted 9th by the New York basketball club—has quickly found his groove. Thanks to the Summer League, all doubts people had about Knox’s abilities are slowly being washed away as he posterizes opponents and destroys rims with two-handed slams. The other latest addition is Mitchell Robinson, who signed a four-year deal that could be worth as much as $6.4 million.
“I got my contract, and now I can get better,” Mitchell said after recording a double double. “Now I got to show why they signed me. Kid from a small town, it feels amazing.” But new roster additions aside, it’s the previous years’ players that are still being a pain in the Knicks’ side.
One of them is Joakim Noah. Noah was banished from the team after getting into an altercation with then head coach Jeff Hornacek having just played in seven games during the 2017-18 season. TMZ caught up with Noah, and he said he still loves New York but isn’t sure about his future with the franchise. He even added that new head coach David Fizdale “cool.”
Kyle O’Quinn on the other hand seems pretty happy to get out of MSG and signed a $4.5 million contract with the Pacers. He had an offer to return to the Knicks, but wanted to join a team focused on winning.
“I wanted to play for something more than next year’s draft,” O’Quinn told reporters Monday.