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Brandon Knight | Guard | #11

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 189
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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The Suns' offense will rely less on Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe initiating action at the top of the key this season, according to GM Ryan McDonough.
"I think you’ll see more of the ball with wing entry, corner entries," said McDonough. "A lot of play off the elbows with the movement off the ball, dribble handoffs, interchanges and things like that." The Suns' veteran guards have spoken about the need to "sacrifice" this season, presumably because of Devin Booker's ascendancy, and fantasy owners should pay close attention to the backcourt rotation this preseason. Sep 28 - 10:52 PM

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Ryan McDonough said that Brandon Knight has looked "really close" to being 100 percent healthy during recent workouts.

"Last year, he settled a lot for [jump shots] and things like that," said McDonough, "just because he didn’t feel like he had the burst to get to the paint, get to the free-throw line, absorb contact, bounce back up without potentially aggravating an injury." Knight's first 1.5 seasons in Phoenix have been ravaged by injuries, and while he's going to be coming into the 2016-17 season healthy, some questions remain about his fit alongside Eric Bledsoe and where he figures to be in the rotation with the emergence of Devin Booker. He's a risky mid-round target.
Sep 27 - 6:09 PM

The Phoenix Suns are open to moving either Brandon Knight or Eric Bledsoe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The emergence of Devin Booker will make for a crowded Suns backcourt, so it makes a lot of sense for Phoenix to explore a trade for Knight or Bledsoe. A trade of either veteran would give a fantasy value boost both Booker and the one of the two guards who isn't traded, but we may not see a deal come to fruition until closer to the draft (if at all).
Jun 23 - 11:23 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3Archie Goodwin
4John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Jared Dudley
2Marquese Chriss
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams