Kentucky’s top assistant Kenny Payne, who has a relationship with Allan Houston, remembers Kevin Knox’ first day of college when he handed him a DVD [on Kevin Durant] and told him to watch the clips every night before bed — all 35 snippets.
“That’s the person he wants to emulate,” Payne told The Post. “So here’s what Durant does, and here is your package. Not that he’s Kevin Durant, but he can be in that vein. I told him this should be your staple of what you’re trying to get to. There may never be another Kevin Durant, but I told him there are things he does that are similar to you to take and learn from him. Because he’s ultra-talented and a ball of clay waiting for somebody to form him.”
“This is a unique situation for the Knicks. You’re literally being handed a ball of clay that is so talented, and you can mold that clay into whatever you want it to be.”