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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
Contract: view contract details

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Updating a previous report, Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will not play on Monday vs. the Jazz.
A previous report indicated that he will be "available," but the Suns will hold him out for the second straight game. Knight wasn't even updated on Saturday vs. the Spurs and showed up in the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist," so it's not clear when he will return to action. He's just a stash in the hope that he's traded before the deadline. Jan 16 - 8:24 PM

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Brandon Knight (sprained right wrist) will be available to play Monday vs. the Jazz.

Available to play doesn't always mean will play, so Knight is a dubious fantasy target in most settings tonight. Over the past month, Knight has only been averaging 18.1 minutes a game, ranking well outside the top-150, so he can only be viewed as a stash with hopes he'll get traded to a better situation.
Jan 16 - 7:32 PM

Brandon Knight showed up on the box score as a "DNP-sprained right wrist" on Saturday.

As far as we can tell, there was nothing on Knight before or after the game on Knight's status from the team or the people covering the team right now. Knight was out for the same ailment back on Jan. 3, so take that for what it's worth. Obviously Knight won't be playing much with the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, so he will need a trade or an injury to the starters to have value.
Jan 15 - 1:42 PM

Brandon Knight scored 17 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

That time off may have helped him. The Suns will keep him on a tight leash for defense and he played just 24 minutes combined in his last three active games -- he also didn't play in the last game. Knight was really trending down before this one, but feel free to add him in a shallower league. He likely needs a trade.
Jan 6 - 12:11 AM

Brandon Knight (wrist) is available to play against the Mavs on Thursday night.

He did not play on Tuesday due to a right wrist sprain. However, Knight has almost fallen out of the rotation with the Suns turning to rookie Tyler Ulis more often. Even with Knight available, he's not a lock to get playing time tonight. He likely needs a trade to save his fantasy value.
Jan 5 - 2:30 PM

Earn Watson said on Tuesday that Brandon Knight's lack of effort on the defensive end and poor fit with the team's culture has resulted in his lack of playing time as of late.

"Ball pressure is most important at that position," Watson said. "We feel like Tyler Ulis gives us that every time we put him on the court. It’s not scoring points, it’s not — you have 20 points and be efficient or offensively — it’s can you create a presence defensively." Prior to sitting out Tuesday's game with a wrist injury, Knight hadn't managed to exceed to nine-minute mark in his previous three outings, losing minutes to Ulis. With Watson saying that Knight is a bad fit for the culture he's trying to build, it seems that much more likely that Knight will be dealt at the deadline.
Jan 4 - 9:58 AM

Brandon Knight (right wrist sprain) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

This comes out of nowhere, especially since Knight has played less than 10 minutes in three straight games. He hasn't been in the rotation lately, so this doesn't have any real fantasy implications other than the fact that Tyler Ulis might get a few more minutes. Knight needs a trade in order to have value again.
Jan 3 - 8:03 PM

Brandon Knight hit rock bottom on Monday vs. the Clippers, scoring five points on 2-of-4 shooting with three assists in a season-low seven minutes.

Wow. He's now played less than 10 minutes in three straight games. Knight's name has been mentioned in trade rumors all season long and this is only going to add fuel to the fire. A trade can only help his value at this point, but he's a drop candidate in standard leagues if you don't have the roster spot to stash him.
Jan 3 - 1:07 AM

Brandon Knight missed all five shots from the field with one foul and no other stats in eight minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

Rock bottom time and his minutes are just slipping away big time. Knight could see his fantasy value come back to life, but he really needs a lot of things to happen. He really needs a trade to have value in standard leagues. Obviously his owners shouldn't be holding too tightly.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Brandon Knight played nine minutes against the Raptors on Thursday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

Sometimes it's T.J. Warren, other times it's Leandro Barbosa, and tonight it was Tyler Ulis taking his minutes away. Knight is going to continue to have some really rough nights and probably needs a trade to save his value. He's really just a stash in shallower leagues while other owners can weigh their options.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:20:00 AM

Brandon Knight scored 14 points with one rebound, five assists, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

This was a solid game for Knight to keep the Suns in it until late. He played seven minutes in the fourth quarter, but actually didn't even score in that frame. The Suns went smaller more often, which allowed Knight to get some added run. He's still only a borderline hold.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds and an assist in Monday's 131-115 loss to the Rockets.

He only played 24 minutes in the blowout, so it wasn't like the Suns were trying to showcase him for a potential trade to the Kings. He just played well. He's been doing so lately, despite the return of T.J. Warren, averaging 15.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 3-pointers over his last five games. But with Warren healthy and Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker locked into starting jobs, it's hard to imagine Knight keeping this up for much longer.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:23:00 AM

According to ESPN's Brian Windhorst, the Kings have been talking with Phoenix about Brandon Knight since the summer.

Darren Collison and Ty Lawson are both set to hit free agency this summer, so the Kings don't really have a long-term answer at point guard. Knight hasn't had much success in his sixth man role with the Suns and it's clear that Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker are the starting backcourt of the future. A trade would help Knight's value, especially if he ended up in Sacramento, but nothing sounds imminent at this point.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 10:01:00 AM

Brandon Knight scored 12 points with three rebounds, one assist and three turnovers in 15 minutes against the 76ers on Friday.

Even with the Suns going with a lot of small lineups, it didn't help Knight. He's going to be inconsistent and his usage rate would also take a hit with T.J. Warren likely to take shots away. Knight is really more of a stash and likely needs a trade.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Brandon Knight (right thigh) and Leandro Barbosa (knee) are available to play on Friday against the 76ers.

The injury is minor and Knight can look forward to a dream matchup tonight. He's has been a letdown this season, but he is trending up with an average of 19.0 points and 3.0 assists over his last two games.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams