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Assignment Players Flourish In Stints With Westchester Knicks

Kornet, Lee, Bluiett, and Williams benefited from time in Westchester.

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Four players that suited up in a Westchester Knicks uniform joined the team as an assignment player. Each player arrived in Westchester for different reasons, but they took advantage of their time with the team.

When Luke Kornet didn’t see much playing time early in the season, he played in 10 games with the Dub Knicks in November. He saw game action and displayed what he’s known for. He was draining perimeter shots and had a solid defensive game where he blocked seven shots. Kornet showed he was a good passer for his size in Westchester and had five games where he dished at least five assists.

Kornet made most of his time in Westchester and he was able to contribute when his number was called with New York. In 11 games with the Dub Knicks, he averaged 18.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 2.3 blocks with a 50.7/47.7/74.3 slash line.

Courtney Lee opted to go to Westchester for a rehab assignment. The NBA veteran opted to go down the G League route to get minutes and get adjusted to game action after missing significant time due to a neck injury. Lee recorded 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal in his only game with Westchester. Lee gave his thoughts on playing in the G League and said it wasn’t a walk in the park playing there.

Since the New Orleans Pelicans didn’t’ have a G League affiliate, Trevon Bluiett and Kenrich Williams spent time with Westchester via flex assignment.

After shooting 41.7 percent from deep in his final season at Xavier, Bluiett was looking to bring that skill into the NBA. He was one of the Pelicans’ two-way players and he was looking to improve on his defense in the G League. Bluiett showcased his perimeter game in the G League, as he shot 46.3 percent from three with the Salt Lake City Stars.

Williams played with great energy on both ends and rebounded the ball at a high rate. He scored in double figures in all five games and was the fifth player to suit up for Westchester to record a double-double in his debut. It was a great learning experience for the rookie forward and he was able to provide great contributions that didn’t come up in the box score. Williams saw quality playing time in the final 30 games of the season.
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Flying High From New Orleans: Trevon Bluiett Is Soaring High With The Westchester Knicks

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Luke Kornet (20 points) Highlights vs. Delaware Blue Coats (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Luke Kornet (27 points) Highlights vs. Erie BayHawks (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Luke Kornet (25 points) Highlights vs. Wisconsin Herd (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Luke Kornet Full Highlights 2019.01.13 Knicks vs 76ers - 23 Pts, 5 Rebs, 5 Asts! (via FreeDawkins/YouTube)
Luke Kornet Full Highlights 2018.12.27 Bucks vs Knicks - 23 Pts, 7 Threes! (via FreeDawkins/YouTube)
Courtney Lee 16 points Highlights vs Lakeland Magic (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Two-Way Player Trevon Bluiett Notches Career-High 29 points In Westchester Knicks Win (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Trevon Bluiett Highlights from Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs Westchester Knicks (via Westchester Knicks/YouTube)
Trevon Bluiett (20 points) Highlights vs. Erie BayHawks (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Kenrich Williams Posts 14 points & 16 rebounds vs. Wisconsin Herd (via NBA G League/YouTube)
Kenrich Williams Posts 15 points & 13 rebounds vs. Wisconsin Herd (via NBA G League/YouTube)