Kevin Knox II
F - DET
Kevin Knox II led the Pistons bench attack Wednesday night, scoring 21 points (6-8 FG, 6-8 3PT, 3-4 FT) while also grabbing three rebounds in a 125-116 win over the Jazz.
Knox II has made the most of an increased role with Saddiq Bey sidelined, averaging 16.3 points in 24.7 minutes per game over his last three games for the Pistons. The 23-year-old will look to continue his hot stretch going forward with hopes of seeing an increased role in Detroit's rotation, averaging 5.1 points in 11.6 minutes per game while posting a usage rate of 17.3%.
Kevin Knox II scored 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-4 3PT) while also recording one steal, grabbing eight rebounds, and dishing out one assist in the Pistons' 110-108 win over the Nuggets.
Knox II has reached double-figures in scoring in just two of his last five games for the Pistons, averaging just 6.2 points in 13.6 minutes per game in that span. The 23-year-old only holds value while the depleted Pistons are shorthanded in the frontcourt and should not be rostered just yet.
Free-agent Kevin Knox has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, via lead NBA Insider for The Athletic, Shams Charania.
Knox became a free agent this week after the Atlanta Hawks chose not to extend a qualifying offer to the forward before the league deadline. He now joins the Pistons on a 2-year deal where he’ll provide additional depth in the frontcourt. Knox played in 30 games last season where he averaged 3.1 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 7.4 minutes per game for the Knicks and Hawks.
Kevin Knox will not play on Friday against Heat.
This means Knox may make his Atlanta debut on Saturday against his former team in the Knicks. Nonetheless, it is hard to see him having a huge role for a pretty deep Atlanta roster.
Knicks SF Kevin Knox II is rumored to be in the mix in a trade for Pistons C Andre Drummond.
If Knox were to be moved to Cleveland he would likely compete with Isaac Okoro or Cedi Osman for minutes at SF. The two players have similar numbers in terms of season averages.