Kevin Knox was named the SEC Conference’s 2018 Freshman of the Year. The Kentucky forward averaged 15.6 points per game and in the last 24 hours, former NBA player and ESPN analyst Jalen Rose went on record and said that Knox is this year’s NBA Draft sleeper.
Draft experts have pegged the Philadelphia 76ers as a team heavily interested in drafting the Tampa, Florida native in this evening’s NBA Draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
“Coach Brown asked me to come back for the second workout,” Kevin Knox told me at yesterday’s Conversion Sports NBA Draft Gifting Suite.
“It’s a good organization, I’m real close with Ben Simmons, [we’ve] been on the same AAU team.
With all of the LeBron James to Philadelphia rumors on the daily, Knox, if drafted by the Sixers welcomes the idea of playing alongside the game’s current best player. “I’d fit perfectly fine,” he said.
“LeBron is a pass-first guy that, you know I’d complement really well. Learn from one of the greatest of all time, you know, I’d be able to learn from [him].
LeBron James at point guard? How about Ben Simmons sliding over to the shooting guard position with Joel Embiid at the power forward and Knox at small forward? They’d be exciting to watch! “That’d be really nice, that’d be nice,” said.
Kevin Knox was a deadly three-point shooter in his lone season as a Kentucky Wildcat. For those keeping score at home, LeBron James plays well with quality shooters. Insert: James Jones, Mike Miller, Ray Allen, Donyell Marshall.
Philly would be with it. “I’m with it, too,” laughed Knox.
“His workout schedule, his diet, the way he trains his body, so it’d be really good to play with him and learn so much from him.”