Credit: USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix
Credit USA TODAY Sports - Scanpix

Luca Vildoza departed from Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to join the New York Knicks and sign a $3.3 million contract last season.

Kevin Knox

Kevin  Knox
Position: SF
Age: 22
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 98 kg
Birth place: United States of America

However, Vildoza is not guaranteed to have a spot on the Knicks roster next season. Marc Berman of the New York Post reports that Vildoza will fight for his place in the team with former lottery pick Kevin Knox.

Knox had a solid rookie campaign in the 2018-19 season, averaging 12.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. However, his role diminished in each of the following two seasons.

His points average dropped to 6.4 in the 2019-20 season and 3.9 points last season when the 22-year-old appeared in just 42 games under Tom Thibodeau.

Meanwhile, 26-year-old Vildoza only appeared in two Summer League games for the Knicks a few months ago. He did not score, recorded 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 1 turnover.

He was also lackluster in the Tokyo Olympics, averaging 7.0 points (16.7% 3PT), 2.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 6.0 PIR over four games with Argentina.

Vildoza's contract is not fully guaranteed. It will only go into full effect after the first game of the regular season.

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