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Kevin Knox: New York Knicks chief reveals secret 40-minute meeting with Chris Bosh

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Knox was the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft this offseason and he heads into his maiden campaign with a lot of hopes on his shoulders.

Knicks’ head coach David Fizdale, who only took charge of the franchise in May, is looking forward to working with the highly-rated 19-year-old.

And he revealed former Miami Heat star Bosh has been advising Knox on what to expect from the gruelling schedule, according to NBA journalist Ian Begley.

“David Fizdale said Chris Bosh spent about 40 minutes talking to Kevin Knox during his visit to MSG,” he said.

But Fizdale has warned his new recruit that mistakes will happen and it is all part of the learning process, but he has demanded more than what he has shown in pre-season.

“Thinking. Trying to be perfect. That always happens to high draft picks,” said Fizdale. “They just want to please everybody and do everything right. When you start playing like that, you usually make mistakes.

“We’ve just got to get him back into a reckless mode where he’s not worried about pleasing anybody or trying to be perfect.”

Bosh attended the Knicks’ victory against New Orleans Pelicans at Madison Square Garden as he continues to look for a team ahead of the new season.

And Bosh admitted he would be open to joining Fizdale’s side if they were to offer him a spot on the roster.

“If they make me a deal, yeah,” he told the New York Daily News.

“In New York City, it’s a building (process) so, I say this lightly, but it’s kind of like an easy period right now for the city to embrace the team and the young guys and the core of what they’re trying to do.

“And then later on, then, we’ll start getting into the, I’m sure a superstar, two superstars (are) going to come here and then the narrative will change a little bit.

“And then it will be on them to live up to the expectations.

“But right now I think you want to build the young core and have them compete every night.

“No offence to the (Eastern Conference) but it’s wide open now and I think it’s interesting for the Knicks to kind of make their imprint on the league and really show the Eastern Conference what they’re going to do for the rest of the season and here on out.”


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