Atlantic notes: Knox, Irving, Korkmaz, Morgan

Forward Kevin Knox, a 2018 lottery pick, has reached a crossroads in its Knicks career and Knox remains hopeful he can get a coach Tom Thibodeau’s trust, said Marc Berman of the New York Post. He is entering the final year of his rookie career and it is highly unlikely that the team will sign him for an extension.

“At the moment no one really has fixed minutes, regular starters and bankers”, he said. “So I’m going to camp, going into the season with the right mindset that I really want to play this year. So I have to figure out a way to stay on the field and get minutes. So I’m really not worried about the trades and everything else. I’m just worried about getting into the rotation and being on the pitch.”

We have more from the Atlantic Division:

  • The nets not sure if Kyrie Irving may train with the team on Tuesday, writes Brian Lewis of the New York Post. Irving’s refusal to be vaccinated will prevent him from playing home games and participating in training at the training facility under New York City rules. “I don’t have an update on that”, trainer Steve Nash said. “So I really don’t know.”
  • sixers wing Furkan Korkmaz has said goodbye to Excel Sports, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando. He will be choosing a new agent soon, adds Carchia. Korkmaz re-signed with Philadelphia this summer on a $15MM three-year deal.
  • The Juwan Morgan of Celtics sidelined by hamstring injury, The Athletic’s Jared Weiss tweets. The injury jeopardizes Morgan’s chances of making the team. The former Jazz attacker, who has not been able to train, signed a camp deal last month.

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