The New York Knicks will have a chance to get a good look at some of their undrafted rookies this season.
With Kristaps Porzingis out for the remainder of the season and the New York Knicks playoff hopes all but over, head coach Jeff Hornacek and general manager Scott Perry told reporters on Wednesday that they’ll be playing some younger players going forward.
“We can see what they do against NBA guys,’’ Hornacek said, via the NY Post. “We see some of it because they practice with us. Unfortunately it comes at the expense of a trade and KP’s injury. If we look at the little bright side, those guys will get an opportunity so that when KP does come back, we’ll all be better.”
G League players Isaiah Hicks and Luke Kornet will be getting more playing time in the NBA going forward this season.
Hicks has been looking good as he’s been averaging 15.3 points per game while connecting on 57 percent of his shots. The 23 year-old played his college ball at the University of North Carolina and went undrafted in 2017.
The 22 year-old Kornet has been averaging 16 points and shooting 43 percent from three-point land. That’s not bad at all for a 7-foot-1 forward/center. He also went undrafted in 2017 out of Vanderbilt.