Who Is Nathan Knight? All About His NBA Contracts & Parents

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It does not matter how long it takes to climb the ladder of success unless you are determined to achieve it.” This saying best represents the life of the NBA’s power forward, Nathan Knight.

Currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-present), Nathan is the most promising player and is believed to be a massive inspiration for the young generation. He also played for the Atlantic Hawks from 2020-2021.

His records and achievements go way back to his high school and college.

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Nathan Knight is the power forward for Minnesota Timberwolves (Source: Nathan’s Instagram)

While at the college, Nathan set a record by becoming the second player to receive both awards, CAA Player of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year, simultaneously (2020) after George Evans.

Then, upon debuting in the NBA in late 2020, the power forward made his birthplace proud. Nathan Knight has come a long way from trying to survive with the least basic needs to live a comfortable life.

Here, in this article, we have included everything about him. So, let’s check it out.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Nathan Solomon Kapahukula Knight
Nick Name Nate
Birth Date 20th September 1997
Birth Place Syracuse, New York, the United States Of America
Age 26 Years Old
Father’s Name Not Available
Mother’s Name Joslyn McGriff
Siblings Three Siblings
Nationality American
Religion Unknown
Ethnicity African-American
Horoscope Virgo
Height 6 feet and 10 inches (208 cm/2.08 m)
Weight 115 kg/253 lbs
High School
  • Nottingham High School in Syracuse
  • Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire
University College Of William & Mary
Marital Status Unmarried
Dating Status Single
Children None
Profession NBA Player
Position Power Forward
  • Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-Present)
  • Iowa Wolves (2021-2022)
  • Atlanta Hawks (2020-2021)
Active Years 2020-Present
Net Worth $1 Million-$5 Million
Salary (OfKnight’s2-23 Season) $1.9 Million
Social Media InstagramTwitter
Last Update May 2024

Nathan Knight’s Early Life & Parents

Nathan Knight was born on 20th September 1997, in Syracuse, New York. As of 2024, he is 26 years old.

His zodiac sign is Virgo.

Early Life And Parents

Knight is the son of a single mother, Joslyn McGriff. The player lacked a father figure growing up.

As a single parent, Joslyn worked tirelessly to provide basic needs and tools to her children to survive. 

Despite not being able to fulfill his childhood dreams, Bryant received unconditional love and care from his mother, which played a pivotal role in his journey.

Her constant presence during his time of need propelled him to his current state of success and humility.

From an early age, Nathan shared an exceptionally close bond with his mother, Joslyn, and their relationship continues to be profound and unbreakable.

Even to this day, Joslyn actively supports her son’s athletic endeavors, occasionally attending his games and events.

His Sister Stabbed To Death

Nathan is the youngest of all of his siblings. He had an older sister named Yeisha Howard, who was stabbed to death in December 2008 at Syracuse. At that time, she was only 18 years old.

According to the official statement from the prosecution, Nathan’s sister tragically lost her life due to an ongoing feud that had persisted for a significant period.

The severity of the situation led to the accused being found guilty and sentenced to a seven-year prison term.

Detail On Nathan Knight’s Physical Attributes

The power forward, Nathan, stands tall at 2.08 m. Appreciating his towering physique for his astounding performance inside the court is a must.

He prioritizes a balanced diet, ensuring his nutritional intake aligns with his training and performance goals.

Additionally, he devotes significant time to rigorous gym sessions, focusing on various exercises and workouts to enhance his overall fitness levels.

Nathan Knight Is Toning Up His Muscles (Source: Nathan’s Instagram)

With a recorded weight of 253 lbs., Nathan actively manages and monitors his body composition to optimize his athletic performance. 

The short-length, black-colored hair with dreadlocks adds charm to his look. Also, the basketballer has a tattoo on his right arm.

Nathan Knight’s High School

The athlete attended Nottingham High School in Syracuse. Initially, he played as a pitcher for the school’s baseball team. 

Later, Nathan centralized his focus on basketball as he grew taller. During his senior year at the school, he made a record by averaging 14.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

After that, Knight joined the Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, New Hampshire. He completed his post-graduate from Kimball.

College And Collegiate Career

After completing high school, Nathan received offers from numerous colleges, including Duquesne University, Temple University, George Mason University, and more.

Nathan Knight Graduated College On May 2020 (Source: Instagram)

But Knight chose the College of William & Mary as he felt an immediate connection with it during his first visit. He knew that the college would assist him to be a man.

Nathan’s majored in Business Analytics at William & Mary.

Collegiate Career

At William & Mary, Nathan set many records as one of the best players. In particular, he averaged 21 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks per game during his 2018-19 season.

From 2016-2020, Knight played 125 games for the college team. He made a record by averaging 17.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.8 blocks per game.

Is Nathan Knight Dating?

The tall and handsome athlete has many fans and well-wishers. As much as Nathan displays his playing skills inside the court, he is private about his life in the same amount.

Until now, Nathan has not been seen with anyone we can assume as his lover. Therefore, he is neither married nor dating as of now.

Highlight On Nathan Knight’s NBA Career

On 19th November 2020, Nathan signed a two-way contract with the Atlanta Hawks. He made his NBA debut on 23rd December 2020 against the Chicago Bulls.

The basketballer played for 5.04 minutes and averaged three rebounds and two field goal attempts.

Between the 2020-2021 seasons, Nathan played 33 games for the Hawks and averaged .2 assists, 3.8 points, and 2.2 rebounds per game.

In 2021, he bid farewell to the Hawks.

Minnesota Timberwolves

Nathan inked a two-way deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Iowa Wolves (Wolves’s G League Affiliate) for the 2021-2022 season.

Until now, Nathan has played 75 games for Minnesota.

How Rich Is Nathan Knight?

Nathan earns a considerable amount from his profession as an NBA player. 

For instance, Knight inked a two-year contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves worth $3,833,328.

The deal includes $1,836,090 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $1,916,664.

Knight has a net worth between $1 million to $5 million as of May 2024.

Additionally, he is projected to earn a base salary of $1,997,238 while carrying a cap hit of $1,997,238 for the 2023-2024 season.


Aside from his regular NBA salaries, he also makes sizable income from his brand deals. He endorses the clothing line LeagueFits. 

The brand also supports other basketball players, including Devin Booker and Jarred Vanderbilt.

Interesting Facts About Nathan Knight

  • In 2020, the athlete was awarded the Lou Henson Award.
  • He re-signed with Minnesota on 23rd July 2022.

Also: B.J.Armstrong – Early Life, Family, Basketball Career & Wife

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Nathan Knight still in the NBA?

Currently, Nathan plays as the power forward for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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