Kornet has been ruled out of Tuesday's summer league game against the Lakers for rest purposes, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.
Kornet has missed time previously this summer with a hamstring injury, so it's at least encouraging that he's been given a rest designation Tuesday. Still, Kornet will get another night off and at this point, there's a chance he's shut down for the rest of summer league. Kornet already earned a standard one-year contract with the Knicks for the upcoming campaign, so he's proven to be a capable NBA player.
Kornet is out for Saturday's summer league tilt against the Hawks due to a right hamstring injury, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
The organization will opt to play it safe with Kornet, who could see an expanded role during the upcoming season with Kristaps Porzingis (knee) set to miss a chunk of the year and Kyle O'Quinn joining the Pacers. His next chance to take the floor arrives Sunday against the Jazz.
An undrafted rookie out of Vanderbilt last season, Kornet signed with the Knicks to a two-way contract. While he spent a chunk of the season with the team's G-League affiliate, Kornet still showed plenty of promise in the 20 games he played at the NBA level, averaging 6.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 16.4 minutes. The 7-foot-1 big man also knocked down 1.4 three-pointers at a 35.4 percent clip, giving him that coveted floor-spacing ability at his size. With Kyle O'Quinn likely headed elsewhere in free agency, Kornet should step into a more consistent role in the frontcourt rotation. However, Enes Kanter's presence will likely keep Kornet off the fantasy radar in the bulk of leagues.
Kornet played most of the first half of the season in the G League but got the call-up with the Knicks for the better second half and responded by being productive off the bench. The former Vanderbilt center's best game of his rookie campaign came on the final day of the regular season when he exploded for 23 points at Cleveland. Given his stat line in limited minutes, Kornet may be able to find at least a two-way deal with an NBA team when free agency opens in July.
Kornet produced 17 points (6-11 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, four assists and one block in 21 minutes during Friday's 122-98 victory over the Heat.
Kornet connected on a career-high four three-pointers on his way to 17 points to go with eight rebounds. Once again, Kornet was able to put up some nice value in limited minutes and is certainly a player to watch over the final couple of games. The Knicks have nothing to play for and Kornet is a player they would like to evaluate. He is still not worth owning in many leagues but could be worth a flier in deeper leagues if you need some big man stats with perimeter upside.
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