Knicks passed on emerging Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

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RJ Barrett and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander plan to be playing together this summer for Team Canada at the Olympics.

The Knicks will get a look at what could have been had they picked a different Kentucky product.

In the 2018 NBA Draft, the Knicks grabbed Kevin Knox with the ninth overall pick. Two slots later, the Hornets scooped up his college teammate, Gilgeous-Alexander, and traded him to the Clippers on draft night.

Nearly two years later, Gilgeous-Alexander is on the rise as a starting combo guard for the playoff-contending Thunder while Knox is muddled in a sophomore slump with the basement-dwelling Knicks — who, by the way, are still looking for their point guard of the future. On Friday, he finished with 18 points, five assists and three rebounds in the Thunder’s 126-103 blowout win over the Knicks at the Garden.

Gilgeous-Alexander, after coming to Oklahoma City in the Paul George

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