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Kevin Knox may have a chance to prove he is a starter. Injuries hit Knicks.

Injuries keep coming for the New York Knicks. They are dealing with injuries that will sideline Alec Burkes (sprained left ankle), Nerlens Noel (sprained left ankle), Frank Ntilikina (sprained right ankle), and Obi Toppin (strained right calf). Today, the Knicks announced that Reggie Bullock is questionable with a sore left knee for tonight's game vs. the Utah Jazz. If Bullock is indeed out, this could mean that Kevin Knox gets to start at small forward. Even Knox is dealing with a sore left knee.

During training camp, Knox said he wants to be a starter. Here is his chance. Tonight, if Kevin Knox wants to prove that he should be the starting small forward on this team, he needs to show up and show out. Over the first seven games, Knox is averaging 6.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists. He is shooting 39.5% from the field and 33% from the three-point line - not exactly starter numbers. He can prove his worth tonight.

Dennis Smith Jr. (probable) might be back in action tonight. Previously Smith Jr. was out due to a contused left quad. He may see time tonight to give RJ Barrett a break. Omari Spellman might also play to give Julius Randle a breather. Barrett and Randle are both top 3 in the league in minutes played. Against the Atlanta Hawks, they played 44 and 43 minutes, respectively.

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Simeon Russell
Simeon Russell
Jan 06, 2021

This is his chance!


Knox will play well with extra minutes... he will need to play smart, confident, in the flow of the game. He may go crazy


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