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Brandon Knight | Guard | #3

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 189
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Brandon Knight (hernia) said that he will be prepared to play both on and off the ball next season.
"I’m going to be good whether on the ball or off the ball. I just know I’m going to be a better player next year. I’m prepared and ready for that," Knight said. "Once I’m healthy, I’m excited about what I’ll be able to do individually and what our team will be able to do as well." The Suns will have a crowded backcourt next season due to Devin Booker's emergence and the return of Eric Bledsoe from knee surgery, but for now Knight is still a target in the middle rounds for owners who don't mind a volatile FG percentage and high turnover rate. Apr 29 - 1:05 PM

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Brandon Knight said he sees his role being the same next season.

"We’ll see what happens next year as far as a role, but I see my role being exactly the same," Knight said. This is interesting because the lineup info suggests Knight might be better suited as a sixth man a la Jamal Crawford. Knight should be viewed as a mid-round target in fantasy drafts.
Apr 14 - 10:52 PM

Brandon Knight (sports hernia) underwent surgery on Thursday.

He was already ruled out for the season, but the good news is that this procedure will allow him to return to the court in time for his normal offseason training schedule. Knight finishes the season with averages of 19.6 points, 5.1 assists, 3.9 boards, 1.2 steals, 2.3 3-pointers and 3.4 turnovers in 52 appearances.
Apr 8 - 2:20 PM

Brandon Knight (sports hernia) is out for the season.

Considering Knight has been trending toward a shutdown for the last several games, this really doesn't come as a surprise. Knight will get a second opinion and could potentially face surgery, but no decision has been made on that front just yet. Without Knight the rest of the way, it will be a lot of Ronnie Price and Devin Booker in the backcourt with some cameos John Jenkins and Archie Goodwin. Of that group, Booker is really the only one who belongs on fantasy rosters.

Brandon Knight (hernia) will not play on Sunday vs. the Jazz.

With the Suns tanking, they have no reason to play Knight at less than 100 percent and his season could be over. With Knight out, expect to see a lot of Ronnie Price vs. the Jazz. Archie Goodwin will remain in the rotation as well.
Apr 2 - 9:00 PM

Brandon Knight (hernia) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Wizards, as expected.

Ronnie Price will draw the start in Knight's place tonight, with Archie Goodwin serving as his primary reserve. Knight is certainly a shutdown candidate playing for the 20-55 Suns, so owners may need to consider making the cut. For now, we're going to consider Knight doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

Brandon Knight (hernia) is doubtful for Friday against the Wizards.

It's a sports hernia for Knight and there's definitely a chance of a shutdown going forward. Knight has been very good lately, but his fantasy owners might have to consider cutting him. It should be John Jenkins in the starting lineup with Ronnie Price also picking up some extra minutes. Devin Booker will be very busy as the primary ball-handler.
Apr 1 - 4:11 PM

In his first return to Milwaukee since being traded last season, Brandon Knight scored 17 points on 5-of-16 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs, with two rebounds, two assists and five turnovers.

Knight said this was "just another game" in the schedule and didn't have special importance for him, but he was aggressive to a fault on offensive tonight. He was coming off a 30-point eruption and is giving owners a nice boost as the Suns play out the final seven games of their season, so take this poor game with a grain of salt.
Mar 30 - 11:22 PM

Brandon Knight was on fire to start Monday's 121-116 loss to the Wolves, finishing with 30 points, two rebounds, five assists, one block and seven 3-pointers.

He scored his team's first 10 points and had 27 points in the first half. Knight only went 1-of-4 in the second half and did not score in the final 19 minutes of the game. The Suns apparently want him out there to build some chemistry, so he's a must-start player right now.
Mar 28 - 11:57 PM

Brandon Knight (illness) returned from a one-game absence on Saturday vs. the Celtics and scored 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting.

He had some nice moments, but he also airballed a 3-pointer down the stretch with plenty of time left on the shot clock. Knight is averaging 19.8 points, 5.3 boards, 5.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.5 3-pointers over his last four games, but he's shooting just 34.7 percent in that span. He's worth starting unless you're focusing on your FG percentage, and the good news is that he has four games next week.
Mar 27 - 1:11 AM

Brandon Knight (illness) will start on Saturday vs. the Celtics.

The Suns will start Knight next to John Jenkins, Devin Booker, P.J. Tucker and Alex Len. Knight hasn't been shooting the ball well, but he's still worth starting for any owner targeting points, assists, 3-pointers, steals and FT percentage.
Mar 26 - 8:54 PM

Brandon Knight (illness) is likely going to start on Saturday against the Celtics.

He was questionable earlier today after missing Friday's action due to an upset stomach. Knight's fantasy owners can start him like they normally would even though he might get a lot of Marcus Smart tonight.
Mar 26 - 8:26 PM

Brandon Knight (illness) is questionable to play against the Celtics on Saturday.

He did not play on Friday due to his upset stomach. John Jenkins was pretty effective in his start and he should be looking at a nice role again, assuming Knight can't go. Devin Booker would also be looking at huge usage again.
Mar 26 - 5:47 PM

Brandon Knight (upset stomach) is doubtful to play against the Kings on Friday and John Jenkins will get a start.

This is not related to his sore hamstring injury. Knight likely only needs to miss a game here and he should be considered questionable for Sunday. Devin Booker should be the primary ball-handler and has an awesome matchup.
Mar 25 - 9:51 PM

Earl Watson said that Brandon Knight is dealing with a sore hamstring.

Knight is also dealing with some discomfort in his back, and while he's not currently considering an early shutdown, he did acknowledge that he talks with the Suns athletic trainers daily to determine what will be best for him long-term. Knight said he feels most limited with lateral movements and acceleration, and while he did say that his goal is to finish the season, he left that statement open by adding, "you never know what happens." Owners will want to check in on Knight's status during back-to-back sets moving forward.
Mar 24 - 2:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Ronnie Price
3Archie Goodwin
SG1Brandon Knight
2Devin Booker
3John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Chase Budinger
PF1Jon Leuer
2Mirza Teletovic
3Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams