Can New York Knicks Rookie Trevor Keels Become Like Celtics Defensive Star Marcus Smart?

Comparisons are often unfair. But they offer even real NBA scouts a shorthand way to try and project what a prospect might become.

So… Duke’s Trevor Keels, who was picked up by the New York Knicks with the 42nd pick in the second round of the 2022 NBA draft, could become Marcus Smart.

“He’s competitive, man,” Duke assistant coach Chris Carrawell said (via the New York Post. Trevor really has the potential to be a really good defender once he learns the NBA game. He can really protect the ball. If When he’s locked In, he’s doing a good job of putting pressure on the ball and he’s not bad on the ball either.

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