Luke Kornet starting will be quite a surprise
News has just come out that the New York Knicks are thinking about starting Luke Kornet at center against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
Ian Begley of ESPN broke the news on Twitter.
The 23 year-old Kornet is in his second season out of Vanderbilt University. He’s been averaging 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game this season.
Kornet has been playing a lot lately with Mitchell Robinson out with an injury. Standing at 7-foot-1, he’s a nice player to have in the middle and helps that he can also hit shots from beyond the arc.
Over his first two seasons, Kornet has been putting in minutes with the Knicks’ G League affiliate as well as in the NBA.
I find it very interesting that Fizdale continues to look for ways to not have Enes Kanter start.
I know Kanter is a defensive liability, but he’s been a walking double-double for New York. This has me wondering whether he’ll be with the Knicks next season with his contract set to run out this summer.
Right now, I believe Kanter will be playing elsewhere in 2019.
Frank Ntilikina is back in action?
It also looks like Frank Ntilikina will be back on the floor against the Bucks after sitting out the Knicks’ Christmas day loss to Milwaukee.
“I’m going to get Frank back in there tonight,” said Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale, per Barbara Barker of Newsday.
When it comes to Ntilikina, Fizdale needs to make sure he doesn’t mess him up mentally because he didn’t sound happy after not playing on Christmas day.
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