Knicks forward Kevin Knox (20) dribbles against the Lakers' Nick King during a Summer League game on July 10, 2018, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.


Knox Named Eastern Conference Rookie Of The Month

January 03, 2019 - 3:38 pm


Finally a reason for hope at MSG.

Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has been named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December, the team announced Thursday afternoon. Knox is the eighth rookie in franchise history to take home a Rookie of the Month honor.

Knox led all rookies with 17.1 points per game and 33 three-pointers made during December, while finishing second with 6.0 rebounds per game.

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The 19-year-old also became just the second teenager in NBA history to record a game of at least 25 points and 15 rebounds when he accomplished the feat against Charlotte on December 9. LeBron James was the only other player to achieve that milestone before his 20th birthday.

Knox has appeared in 31 games on the season, averaging 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds in 26.3 minutes per game.

The rookie has 11 consecutive double-digit scoring performances, tying him for the second longest streak by a Knicks rookie over the last 30 years.