In the lead-up to the NBA Draft on June 21, BSN Denver is taking an in-depth look at prospects the Nuggets might target in the first round. Each draft profile will be accompanied by a podcast available on BSNDenver.com and wherever you normally download your podcasts from. To submit questions for the podcast, reply in the comments section at the bottom of this story.
Kevin Knox — Forward — Kentucky
NBA Role: Combo forward/Secondary scorer
Player Comparison: Marcus Morris
Standing at 6-foot-9 with at least a 7-foot wingspan and 8-foot-10 standing reach, Kevin Knox checks off a lot of boxes for general managers and front office executives looking for another wing who can fit the modern NBA. In theory, Knox should be that guy. He averaged 15.6 points per game last year, which led Kentucky, and 5.4 rebounds.
He’s tall and long enough to guard threes and fours and could theoretically switch between both forward positions on offense. But Knox is raw, incredibly raw. He won’t turn 19 until after the draft and had an up-and-down freshman season on a young but deep Kentucky team, which makes him an enticing but potentially dangerous prospect to gamble on in the lottery.