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Kevin Knox faces ‘tough decision’ now that he’s a Rising Star

Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has to make a tough call next Saturday night. As the newest member of All-Star Weekend’s Rising Stars Challenge next Friday, he has free, plum tickets for Saturday’s Slam Dunk Contest that will feature his new teammate Dennis Smith Jr. and his old Kentucky mate Hamidou Diallo, a Queens product. Before his late nod, Knox had planned on heading to Lexington next Saturday to watch Kentucky play host to top-ranked Tennessee. “It’s a pretty tough decision because both are going to be very good,’’ Knox said. Miles Bridges, another Knox friend whom he bested in a pre-draft workout in Tarrytown, is also in the dunk contest. Knox is most familiar with Diallo. see also ...