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The New Breed:

Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson join the family

 

The New York Knicks selected Kentucky’s Kevin Knox with the 9th overall pick and Chalmette High School’s Mitchell Robinson at #36 in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday, June 21.

Knox, the second youngest player in the Draft at age 18, and Robinson, the first player to opt out of college to train solely for the Draft, are both expected to join a new look Knicks roster at Summer League in July. The two rookies were introduced to the media and fans at a press conference on Friday, June 22 followed by a tour of Madison Square Garden and New York City.  

 
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“I’m just ready to get to work. Throughout the whole season we’re going to keep getting better as a team.”

- KEVIN KNOX

 
 

“What excites me the most is playing at Madison Square Garden. It’s the biggest stage in the NBA.

- KEVIN KNOX

 
 

“We believe in our coaching staff and in our developmental process. We know we have a group of Coaches and an environment around Mitchell that will help him grow and succeed.”

- STEVE MILLS on MITCHELL ROBINSON

 
 

"Coach Fizdale is going to make me a better player and better person throughout the season.”

- KEVIN KNOX

 
 

“As young as I am, I know I have a lot of work to do. I will make sure I keep working every day. I want to make sure I stay in the gym and improve every day.”

- KEVIN KNOX

 

Photo Credit: Jeff Vallee, Rebecca Taylor, Zack Lane | MSG Photos