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Celtics' Nathan Knight: Signs with Boston
Knight agreed to a two-way contract with Boston on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Knight was recently cut loose by the Knicks, but he quickly caught on with Boston as one of their three two-way players heading into the regular season. The 26-year-old, who spent the previous two seasons in Minnesota, profiles as a different archetype than Boston's other backup bigs, as Knight is more mobile at 6-foot-8 while possessing some floor-spacing abilities. The 26-year-old averaged 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds while shooting 56.8 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from deep across 37 appearances for the Timberwolves in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Nathan Knight: Waived by New York
Knight was waived by the Knicks on Thursday, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.
Knight joined the Knicks on a two-way deal in mid-July but was unable to secure a spot on the team's final roster. He'll now seek out other opportunities ahead of the 2023-24 campaign, and it's possible he has to settle for a G League role.... See More ... See Less
Knicks' Nathan Knight: Headed to New York
Knight agreed to a two-way contract with the Knicks on Wednesday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.
Knight spent the 2022-23 campaign with Minnesota and averaged 3.7 points, and 1.5 rebounds in 7.7 minutes across 38 games. The 25-year-old big man will split time between the NBA and the Knicks' G League affiliate in Westchester during the upcoming season.... See More ... See Less
Nathan Knight: Team option declined
The Timberwolves declined Knight's $2 million team option for 2023-24 ahead of Thursday's deadline, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
Knight will become an unrestricted free agent this summer, meaning the Timberwolves won't be able to match any offer he receives. Knight averaged 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.7 minutes across 38 games in 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Rare appearance Saturday
Knight registered three points (1-1 FG, 1-2 FT), two rebounds and one steal in five minutes during Saturday's 151-131 victory over the Spurs.
Knight played for the first time in almost three weeks, logging five minutes in garbage time. Despite having suited up on numerous occasions this season, his role figures to evaporate for any remaining games with Karl-Anthony Towns now fully healthy.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Settling into second-unit role
Knight played 19 minutes and produced nine points (3-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), three assists, one rebound and one block across 19 minutes in Tuesday's 146-112 loss to the Nuggets.
The Timberwolves were on both sides of a blowout in home-and-home matchups with Denver on Sunday and Tuesday, allowing Knight to garner some extra playing time off the bench. In the game before the two-game set with Denver, Knight received 11 minutes in a seven-point loss to the Magic on Feb. 3, so he at least appears to be gaining some traction in head coach Chris Finch's rotation. Knight may continue to see some more time as a backup power forward and center until the Timberwolves have both Austin Rivers (back) and Kyle Anderson (back) available again.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Drops season-high 19 points
Knight contributed 19 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), four rebounds and three steals across 25 minutes during Saturday's 113-104 win over the Rockets.
Knight was electric in the second half, scoring 17 of his season-high 19 points in the second stanza. With Rudy Gobert (calf) missing his third game in a row, Knight has claimed a spot in head coach Chris Finch's rotation in each of those contests, but Knight played just four and nine minutes in his prior two outings. However, with fill-in starting center Naz Reid struggling with foul trouble early and playing just 15 minutes, Finch rode Knight heavily for most of the final two quarters. Knight's performance likely won't be enough for him to leapfrog Reid on the depth chart, but it could lead to a more equitable split of the center minutes between the two moving forward should Gobert miss additional games.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Nudges double-double Monday
Knight contributed eight points (2-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-6 FT), eight rebounds and two assists over 22 minutes during Monday's 124-111 win over the Nuggets.
Knight slid up in the rotation Monday after Naz Reid was ruled out with back spasms. He came through with what was a decent performance, including a season-high eight rebounds. If Reid is forced to miss additional time, Knight could be worth a look in deeper formats for anyone in need of a cheap center.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Steps up with 16 points Sunday
Knight logged 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), three assists and two rebounds across 26 minutes during Sunday's 150-126 victory over the Bulls.
Knight made the most of a good situation, putting together easily his best game of the season. Karl-Anthony Towns (calf) and Rudy Gobert (ankle) were both ruled out before the contest, while fill-in starting center Naz Reid (shoulder) lasted only 12 minutes before exiting. Towns is out indefinitely while Gobert and Reid should be viewed as day-to-day heading into Monday's game against the Mavericks. If both Gobert and Reid are sidelined for that contest, Knight would make for an intriguing streaming option.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Makes rare appearance Monday
Knight closed with four points (2-2 FG) in four minutes during Monday's 133-112 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Knight saw action for the first time this month and the 10th time all season. The fact he scored a season-high four points says everything you need to know about his fantasy appeal or lack thereof. It's always lovely to see fringe players getting some additional run, but from a fantasy perspective, there is obviously nothing to see here.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Scores 11 points in win
Knight posted 11 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds and an assist across 10 minutes in Thursday's 114-99 preseason win over the Lakers.
Knight made the most of his 10 minutes of court time. The preseason will offer a bit more freedom for the frontcourt with Karl-Anthony Towns sitting frequently, and Knight is one player who is taking advantage. After working as a two-way player last year, Knight is expected to be a mainstay on the roster for 2022-23.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Notches 14 points, seven rebounds
Knight scored 14 points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-9 FT) with seven rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes against Miami on Tuesday.
Knight did not record a field goal in the first half, with his only points coming on 3-of-4 shooting from the free-throw line. However, the forward did grab four of his team-high seven rebounds in the first quarter, three of which came on the offensive end. Knight would finish the game by going 4-of-5 from the field with 10 points in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Signs standard NBA contract
Knight signed a standard NBA contract with the Timberwolves on Sunday, Keith Smith of Spotrac.com reports.
Knight played on a two-way contract with Minnesota last season and made 37 appearances at the NBA level, posting 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds across 7.2 minutes per game. The third-year pro may see an increased role during the 2022-23 campaign, though Naz Reid figures to be the primary backup to recently acquired Rudy Gobert.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Nears double-double in depth role
Knight closed with 17 points (7-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes during Sunday's 124-120 loss to the Bulls.
Knight hadn't appeared in any of the last five games, but he saw increased work in the regular-season finale since the Timberwolves leaned on their bench players ahead of the play-in tournament. The 24-year-old is unlikely to be part of the team's rotation during the play-in tournament.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Dominates in G League win
Knight totaled 33 points (11-21 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 12 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist in 35 minutes during Friday's 107-103 win over the Oklahoma City Blue.
Knight completely dominated during his first appearance with Iowa this season, finishing with game highs in points, rebounds and blocks. Shortly after the contest, he was transferred back to the NBA club.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Transferred to NBA club
Knight was transferred to the Timberwolves on Friday.
Knight finished Iowa's 107-103 win over the Oklahoma City Blue with a game-high 33 points and 12 rebounds. He hasn't played double-digit minutes at the NBA level since Jan. 3, so it's unlikely he garners a big enough role to be fantasy relevant during his stint with Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Transferred to G League
Knight was transferred to the G League's Iowa Wolves on Thursday.
Knight had been with the parent club since late December, but he didn't see the floor in any of the last eight games. He should see more run in the G League after he averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game across 28 appearances with Minnesota to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Timberwolves' Nathan Knight: Excels in first career start
Knight contributed 20 points (8-11 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's 108-103 win over the Celtics.
Knight was recalled from the G League last week and his first start couldn't have gone any better, as he missed just three shots en route to posting a career-high scoring figure while also ending with a double-double. Minnesota is missing its top three centers due to the health and safety protocols, so Knight should remain in the starting five for at least a few more games.... See More ... See Less
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