Kornet has agreed to a two-year deal with the Bulls, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Kornet played a minor rotation role for the Knicks last season, though he did start 18 games. Overall, he averaged 7.0 points and 2.9 rebounds in 17.0 minutes. In Chicago, he'll likely occupy a similar role behind Wendell Carter.
Korent didn't have his qualifying offer extended and will become an unrestricted free agent, Ian Begley of SportsNet New York reports. Although Kornet had a solid second professional season, the Knicks weren't inclined to pick up his qualifying offer. The Vanderbilt product averaged 7.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.5 threes and 1.2 assists in 17.0 minutes in 46 games last year.
Kornet finished with 12 points (5-14 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 13 rebounds, six blocks, and four assists in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 96-86 victory over the Bulls. Kornet blocked a career-high six shots in Tuesday's win, adding 12 points and 13 rebounds. He has come on strong to end the season and has certainly impacted more than just a few fantasy leagues. He has interesting upside should he ever carve out a regular role but at this stage, his playing time heading into next season is far from set.
Kornet tallied 17 points (6-11 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, four blocks, one assist, and one steal in 36 minutes during Sunday's 113-110 victory over Washington. Kornet bounced back after a couple of poor showings, finishing Sunday's victory with 17 points to go with four blocked shots. The playing time remains inconsistent, however, he has now blocked a combined 13 shots over his past five games, also connecting on 14 triples. His unique skill set may afford him some interest in the upcoming fantasy draft but that will, of course, depend on his role moving forward into next season.
Kornet will come off the bench Wednesday against the Magic, Steve Popper of Newsday reports. Coach David Fizdale will give Mario Hezonja the nod at power forward, despite Kornet averaging 20.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a combined 4.5 blocks/steals over the past two games. As is often the case with the Knicks, it's not clear if this move is temporary or permanent.
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