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Knox looks ready to contribute to present and future for Knicks


On Thursday, the New York Knicks summer league team featuring ninth pick Kevin Knox and 36th pick Mitchell Robinson bowed out of the tournament in an 82-75 loss to the Boston Celtics; New York will play a final consolation game Friday. The rookies took their first steps as pros in the Las Vegas Summer League, with some intriguing results but also room for improvement.
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Knox averaged 23.3 points and 7.3 rebounds through his first three games but made only five of his 20 shot attempts on his way to 15 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 turnovers on Thursday. Even in a poor game, though, Knox showed the hallmarks that the Knicks hope will translate to the next level.

On defense, Knox Kyle Seager Jersey generally stayed with his man, didn’t do a lot of switching or helping out, and rebounded adequately but didn’t look like a defensive stopper. His rebounding seemed to vary with his effort level; when locked in, Knox was able to grab contested rebounds. Again, Thursday was a low-water mark for Knox with only three defensive boards.

Sacramento drafted the native of Holon, Israel, at No. 23 overall in 2009. He became the first Israel-born player to play in an NBA regular season game on Oct. Deion Sanders Jersey 28, 2009.

The Grizzlies also signed Kyle Anderson to a four-year deal announced Monday.

Mets: 2B Asdrubal Cabrera (left elbow) was held out of the starting lineup after aggravating a previously hyperextended elbow. He drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. … RHP Noah Syndergaard (finger) threw a successful bullpen and felt great, according to Callaway. Syndergaard is expected to come off the disabled list to start Friday against Washington. He has not pitched in the majors since May 25. … OF Yoenis Cespedes (right hip flexor strain) is still unable to fully run the bases. The ailing slugger is only able to run straight ahead, and a start date for a rehab stint remains unclear. … LHP Jason Vargas (strained right calf) will make another rehab start with Class A Brooklyn on Saturday. Callaway indicated the team would like to see Vargas’ pitch count reach 90 before he is activated.