Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Kevin Knox NBA Draft Scouting Report

6-8 - SF - Kentucky

A high level SF prospect who has great length, awesome leaping ability and a lot of talent. Can really score the ball and play above the rim. Young for his class, with nice upside.

Pros
Has the type of athletic ability that scouts love. At 6-8 he's got great quickness and suddenness, good leaping ability and a ton of length. He plays like a shooting guard in a 6-8 frame, with really good coordination and change of direction.

Can score from all three levels. Uses jab steps and ball fakes well and does a good job of getting the defender off balance. Can pull up and drain threes or take it to the rim.

His length and elevation make his jumper hard to block and he's got a quick, smooth release.

His ability to change ends and make plays in transition is stunning. Knox is a fluid athlete, super quick and exceptionally long. He's got broad shoulders and has already added a lot of muscle to his frame. 

Cons
Nothing major. Just needs to continue to improve his ball handling and outside shot and continue to gain an understanding of the game.

Could use some more muscle, which will come as he continues to fill out his frame.

Comparisons
Reminds of a more skilled version of Ron Mercer, with some Marvin Williams in his game.
A wealthy man's Jerami Grant.

Projection: lottery pick in the 2018 or 2019 NBA Draft