Kevin Knox, F - New York Knicks
Kevin Knox might best be known for his draft-day suit in 2018. There are several reasons one could poke fun at an NBA player. His wardrobe choice is by far the best reason.
The Spurs are no stranger to poor fashion choices (sorry, Timmy) so that right there is reason enough for Knox to fit in with the team. On the court, he could also be a weird fit.
Knox started his career averaging 12 points on pretty decent shooting numbers for a rookie and then fell off the face of the Earth. In his four seasons, his minutes and productivity have gone down. He is a restricted free agent, but considering he’s only averaged seven minutes over seven games this season, I doubt the Knicks will be eager to bring him back.
So why should the Spurs make an offer for another team’s reject? Well, he’s currently making $4 million dollars a season, and if the Spurs can get him for half of that (or even less), then it’s a low-risk move. Knox is only 22, so signing him to a two-way contract is not out of the question.
In his very limited playing time, he’s maintained a 35% shooting percentage from deep, so he can spread the floor a bit. He’s also a reliable rebounder, so when Poeltl is off the floor, Knox could step up in that department.
If the Spurs signed Knox, it would be a very risky move that would be immediately ostracized. Then again, so was drafting Joshua Primo, and he’s become a fan favorite seemingly overnight. For $4 million over two seasons, Knox can either restart his NBA career in San Antonio or Austin, and the Spurs could reassess him in 2024.
If the Spurs want him, they have him, as there would be no competition around the league for his services. Keldon Johnson would obviously remain the starter and Doug McDermott would get more minutes, but Knox would join a solid group of forwards including Keldon, Doug, and Devin Vassell.