Written by Thomas Scott
July 2, 2019
If you’re a Knicks fan you may have woken up today depressed like Stephen A. Smith.
This was supposed to be the summer of change. $70 million in cap space, a chance to draft Zion Williamson, and a few talented young players to lure Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving.
None of these things materialized, but all hope is not lost.
Enter Amir Hinton
Prior to the draft, many scouts and media outlets predicted Hinton would become the first Division II player selected in the NBA draft since 2005. In his final collegiate season, Hinton led all NCAA Division II players in scoring with 29.4 points per game. The Hinton hype kept growing after each dominate performance. By the end of the season, 12 NBA scouts were in attendance at his final game.
Hinton seized the opportunity and responded with 34 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 assists in his final game.
Although he went undrafted, the New York Knicks wasted no time and immediately signed Amir Hinton to an Exhibit 10 contract.
What Type of Player Should the Knicks Expect?
The Knicks need all of the scoring help they can get. Last season they ranked 28 out 30 total teams in scoring. Hinton could provide an immediate scoring punch if given a chance.
At 6’5, 190 Amir Hinton is the prototypical NBA guard. He is an excellent slasher and finisher with tons of crafty moves to get to the rim. When he’s not in attack mode, Hinton has a deadly mid-range game. Check out some highlights below:
Hinton has officially been named to the Knicks Summer League roster and will make his NBA debut in a highly televised game versus the New Orleans Pelicans on July 5th. Follow @BlackBallSports on Twitter for live in game updates.