Scouting Report: Kevin Knox

Name: Kevin Knox

Height/Weight: 6’9/ 205

Wingspan/ standing reach: 7’0/ 8’10

Position: F

College/ country: Kentucky

Tools: Shooting

Pros:

  • Solid shooting stroke
  • Excellent athlete
  • Good length for a forward- 7’0 wingspan
  • Can score on the move or spot up
  • Possesses good defensive tools

Cons:

  • Questionable shot selection at times
  • Doesn’t attack the rim often enough
  • Lacks aggressiveness and/or motor at times
  • One dimensional at times- sometimes is just a scorer and nothing else
  • Defense is inconsistent
  • Averaged more turnovers than assists

Overall: Kevin Knox has one of the cleanest shooting strokes in the draft and is oozing with potential. The concern with Knox is how good of an all around player he can become. Often times at Kentucky, Knox would be one dimensional. For example, against Ole Miss, Knox had 22 points on 7-17 shooting, but had 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 3 turnovers. Knox must learn to make more plays for his teammates and overall contribute more winning plays outside of scoring. His age showed quite often at Kentucky, averaging more turnovers than assists as a freshman. Knox is still  somewhat raw prospect due to an underdeveloped peripheral portion of his game, but has significant upside due to his raw scoring ability. Knox is one of the prospects most in need of being drafted into the ideal situation.

NBA Comparison: Floor: Mirza Teletovic; ceiling: Danilo Gallinari

Projected draft range: 7-13

Fit with Mavericks: Unfortunately for Dallas, barring a trade back into Knox’s projected draft range, Kevin Knox is an unlikely target for the Dallas Mavericks. Knox would fit with the upside offensively next to Dennis Smith, but would need lots of development under coach Carlisle. At worst, Knox could serve as a main piece of a winning bench team with the Mavericks, but in the top 10, that’s not ideal. 

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