After a four-year career at Vanderbilt University, Luke Kornet spent most of his 2017-18 rookie campaign in the G League. He played 36 games for the Westchester Knicks, starting in 35 of those. He was later promoted to the NBA and suited up for 20 games with the New York Knicks, serving as an effective presence mostly off the bench. In the G League, Kornet averaged 16.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks on 48.9 percent shooting. He also shot 44 percent on 3-point attempts. Kornet averaged 6.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 16.3 minutes per game at the NBA level. He shot 39.2 percent from the field and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. In his NBA debut, the 7-foot-2 big man recorded a double-double, scoring 11 points with 10 rebounds. Even more impressive, he also blocked four shots in that contest. Kornet scored in double digits on four other occasions. In the final game of the regular season, he scored a season-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting.2018
Kornet's 2018-19 season with the Knicks was similar to his rookie year in New York. The 7-foot-1 center once again split his time between the G League's Westchester Knicks and the parent club in New York, but this time, he spent more time in the NBA. After playing in 20 games for the Knicks in 2017-18 (while appearing 36 times for Westchester), the Vanderbilt product played in 46 games with New York (and just 11 in the minors) in 2018-19. His per game stats with the parent club were similar to his rookie season, with the exception of his 18 starts. All told, Kornet played 17 minutes per game with averages of 7.0 points, 2.9 boards and 0.9 blocks. On Apr. 1, Kornet scored a career-high 24 points in a home win over the Bulls. Eight days later, Kornet hosted a block party in Chicago, swatting six shot attempts in another win over the Bulls. During that Apr. 9 contest, Kornet delivered his lone double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Kornet's 3-point shooting continued to blossom as well. The big center improved his behind-the-arc shooting to 36.3 percent, draining 1.5 treys per contest.
July 3, 2017Signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Knicks
July 6, 2018Signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks.
July 17, 2019Signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.