On Dec. 10, Beijing Time, the Knicks lost 107-119 at home to the Hornets. The Knicks'first-round rookie Kevin Knox came on as a substitute for 41 minutes. He scored 10 of 25 shots and 4 of 8 three-point shots, cutting the team's highest 26 points and 15 rebounds.
According to statistics, Kevin Knox became the first rookie player to score 25 points and 15 rebounds in a single game after Yao Ming in 2002.
Meanwhile, Knox was the first Nix rookie to win 25+15 after Patrick Ewing in 1985, and the first Nix substitute to win 25+15 after Al Harrington.
Kevin Knox from the University of Kentucky is the ninth in the first round of this year's show. He is highly expected by the Knicks. Before the beginning of this season, Knicks coach Fitzdell planned to let Knox start, but he eventually started as a substitute.
Knox is a tough, offensive and defensive small forward, deeply loved by Fitzdell. Although the Knicks lost to the Hornets today, Knicks, who came on as a substitute, scored 26 points and 15 rebounds, and played 41 minutes, which was enough to show the manager's trust in him.