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Brandon Knight | Guard | #11

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 195
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Brandon Knight reportedly tore the ACL in his left knee and he's in danger of missing the entire 2017-18 season.
Knight suffered the ACL tear while playing in a pro-am game last week in Miami and he's expected to have surgery on Friday, at which point we should get a firm timetable on his recovery. Given the current direction of the Suns' franchise, they may consider outright waiving Knight if they're unable to find a trade partner willing to take on his contract worth roughly $44 million over the next three seasons. Obviously, Knight won't be worth targeting in any format on draft day. Jul 25 - 5:00 PM
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Brandon Knight is "one name that came up in conversation" between the Knicks and Suns, according to Ian Begley of ESPN.com.

Knight's trade value is almost negative at this point as the Suns would likely want to get him off their books to play guys like Tyler Ulis or really any other young guard. The former Buck and Piston is under contract until 2019-20 for a total of around $44 million, so the remaining money on the deal could help in a Carmelo Anthony trade. The Suns would probably do this for any decent asset, so it's more about the Knicks and if they think a change of scenery can help Knight.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 14 - 9:04 PM

The Knicks and Suns reportedly discussed a trade that would have sent Brandon Knight to New York.

The Knicks are desperate for a point guard, but not that desperate. Knight has one of the league's least desirable contracts. He is owed more than $43 million over the next three years. Last season, Knight was benched after the All-Star break and finished the season averaging 11.0 points, 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds, while shooting just 39.8 percent from the floor. The Suns will have a hard time finding a team to take Knight off their hands.
Jul 14 - 12:33 PM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Suns are still looking to deal Brandon Knight.

Knight is only 25 years old, but he's coming off the worst season of his career with averages of 11.0 points, 2.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 0.8 treys on 39.8 percent shooting. Knight has three years left on his deal for about $44 million, so his contract won't exactly be easy to move. Even if he stays in Phoenix, there are three better fantasy options in their backcourt in Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker and Tyler Ulis.
Jul 2 - 9:10 AM

Brandon Knight said he's not sure what the future holds for him in Phoenix.

"Control what you can control," Knight said. "I can control being a professional. Everything else is out of my control." Knight has three years and $43.8 million remaining on his contract, but with three talented guards ahead of him in Phoenix in Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Eric Bledsoe, there simply isn't a role for him right now. There was a rumor that the Suns were willing to unload him for a second-round pick at the deadline, so their asking price will have to be very low this summer.
Apr 10 - 11:01 AM

Coach Earl Watson said Brandon Knight will not play for the rest of the season.

It's not surprising and it confirms an earlier report. There is no reason given on Knight, but it's fair to say he's probably not happy about being rested since the break. With Knight out and Eric Bledsoe also shut down, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will be very busy. The Suns are not likely to get anything back in a Knight deal.
Mar 17 - 8:43 PM

Brandon Knight will not play on Friday night against the Magic.

He didn't even show up in the game notes for an injury, so this is officially getting weird. Knight is not expected to play this season. With Leandro Barbosa unlikely to play, we should see Ronnie Price in the rotation. There will also be big minutes going to Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker.
Mar 17 - 5:53 PM

Brandon Knight (back) is listed as questionable for Friday against the Magic.

This is going to be the weird injury of the weekend after Knight reportedly told the Suns he couldn't play Wednesday due to back spasms. An earlier report today said Knight is not expected to play, so we would consider him extremely doubtful for this game. Ronnie Price should back up the must-own Tyler Ulis.
Mar 16 - 7:49 PM

Brandon Knight (back spasms) is not expected to play again this season.

The Suns asked Knight to play on Wednesday and he reportedly told them he had back spasms. Based on coach Earl Watson's comments about how thin he was in the backcourt, it did feel like Knight may have been an option had things worked out. We'll see a lot of Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker with some Ronnie Price and Leandro Barbosa behind them.
Mar 16 - 5:52 PM

The Suns asked Brandon Knight to play on Wednesday and he told them he had back spasms.

Interesting. Knight hasn't played at all since the break, so feel free to draw your own conclusions here. Coach Earl Watson did talk about how thin his guard rotation was tonight and did seem a bit bothered by it in his press conference, as well. With Eric Bledsoe reportedly being shut down, Knight may actually get minutes. He would only be worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 16 - 1:04 AM

Brandon Knight (back spasms) is out for Wednesday against the Kings.

He's not in the rotation anyway and now the Suns have another reason not to play him. Tyler Ulis has locked up the No. 3 guard job for the rest of the season and is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Mar 15 - 9:04 PM

Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD again on Thursday.

He couldn't even get the last minute of garbage time with that minute going to Ronnie Price. Knight could get minutes at some point, but it's not looking good. He's a drop basically everywhere.
Mar 3 - 12:40 AM

Suns coach Earl Watson explained why Brandon Knight hasn't played since the All-Star break.

"I think Brandon Knight is a unique player in a unique situation, but right now our focus is on our group," Watson said. "We want him to become better and we want to continue to push to make him better as a basketball player and better person." Watson added that he wants to see if Tyler Ulis can be a "dominant ball-handler in the second unit," and with the Suns building for the future, it would be a surprise if Knight took his spot back in the rotation. Knight can be dropped everywhere.
Mar 2 - 9:23 AM

Brandon Knight picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Sunday.

The Suns are shifting to a developmental focus, meaning that Tyler Ulis is now ahead of Knight on the depth chart. Feel free to send Knight to the wire.
Feb 26 - 7:14 PM

Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD on Friday.

With the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, Knight just won't have any opportunity unless Eric Bledsoe or Devin Booker miss a game. Drop him.
Feb 25 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Ronnie Price
SG1Devin Booker
2Brandon Knight
3Davon Reed
SF1T.J. Warren
2Josh Jackson
3Derrick Jones Jr.
4Elijah Millsap
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
4Alec Peters
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alan Williams
3Alex Len