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Brandon Knight | Guard

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 189
College: Kentucky
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Brandon Knight scored 29 points against the Pelicans during a tough 120-114 loss on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, 10 assists, four steals, four 3-pointers and one turnover.
It looked like Knight was ready to go crazy with 20 points in the first quarter, but he couldn't do much after that. He did only turn the ball one time tonight, which was a major bugaboo before this game. Knight has been wonderful as a shooting guard with his isolation scoring this year and should wind up being a bargain for his fantasy owners. Nov 26 - 1:51 AM

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Brandon Knight turned the ball over eight times against the Spurs on Monday during a 98-84 loss, adding 18 points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two 3-pointers.

The Suns really missed Eric Bledsoe (knee) and turned the ball over a 76ers-like 28 times tonight. Knight is having a breakout season as a scorer and he should be better against the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Nov 24 - 1:50 AM

Brandon Knight (ankle) played 37 minutes on Sunday but shot only 5-of-18 from the field to finish with 19 points, three rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four turnovers.

The Pelicans give up 30.1 points per game to opposing point guards, most in the NBA, but it was Eric Bledsoe (29 points) who feasted tonight. Knight's ankle shouldn't be an issue for Monday's road game vs. the Spurs, so we're keeping him off the injury report.
Nov 22 - 9:07 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will be in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Pelicans, as expected.

The Suns will go with their standard starting lineup of Eric Bledsoe, Knight, P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris and Tyson Chandler. Knight briefly left Friday's game with a mild left ankle sprain, but he was never really in any doubt of suiting up for tonight's game. Go ahead and get him active.

Brandon Knight (ankle) is probable to play Sunday against the Pelicans.

Knight suffered a very mild left ankle sprain during Friday's game against the Nuggets, but he played through it and finished with a career-high 38 points over the course of 36 minutes. Make sure you have him active for what will be an uptempo matchup with the Pelicans.
Nov 22 - 3:29 PM

Brandon Knight scored a career-high 38 points against the Nuggets during a 114-107 win on Friday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers.

You think the Bucks want his 3-point shooting back? Knight is as hot as anyone in his last five games, averaging 27.6 points, 5.4 boards, 5.8 assists, 1.6 steals and 3.4 treys on 49.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the line. Knight actually had an ankle injury in the first half and went to the locker room. He has first-round value in eight-cat leagues and top-20 value in standard leagues.
Nov 21 - 3:22 AM

Brandon Knight (left ankle) has returned to Friday's game against the Nuggets.

Yes, this was the same ankle that required season-ending surgery last season, but his return to the game suggests he'll be fine. Owners can now rest the hand that was hovering over the panic button.
Nov 20 - 9:45 PM

Brandon Knight suffered a left ankle injury and went to the locker room.

This is the same ankle that required season-ending surgery back in April. Knight was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power and it didn't look too bad. Ronnie Price, Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker could all step up. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, though.
Nov 20 - 9:30 PM

Brandon Knight had the first triple-double of his career during a 120-101 win over the Lakers on Monday, scoring 30 points with 10 rebounds, 15 assists, four steals and three 3-pointers.

His assists were also a career high. Knight played on the ball a lot more tonight and just carved up the Lakers in every facet. This game moved Knight up to being a top-25 player in standard leagues, but that probably won't hold up. The Suns are leading the Western Conference in pace in their last 10, so that may help Knight, too. It's early, but he looks like a draft-day bargain.
Nov 17 - 1:50 AM

Brandon Knight matched his career-high 37 points against the Clippers during a 118-104 win on Thursday, adding two rebounds, four assists and six 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He only turned the ball over just once and made 14-of-22 from the field. This game got Knight over the 20 points-per-game mark on the year and boosted his efficiency to a solid 55.7 true shooting percentage. Knight has typically been bad in the paint, but he's made 24-of-40 (60 percent) of his shots from that range -- 29.4 percent of his shot total. Knight is sitting pretty as a top-30 player and should be able to stay in the top 50 in a very fantasy-friendly system.
Nov 13 - 1:50 AM

Coach Jeff Hornacek wants Brandon Knight to improve his off-the-ball effort.

"It’s who those guys outlet to," Hornacek said of which point guard initiates the offense. "We’re trying to get Brandon to, if it’s not him, to just take off. If he gets the outlet when he’s taking off, then fine. If not, get down the court. He’s such a good shooter on spot-ups that, if he can get down the court, he can get a few of those." Through seven games, Knight is averaging 17.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.3 steals, 2.3 triples and 3.4 turnovers on 41.7 percent shooting. As Knight admits in the story below, he needs to do a better job of cutting down on the turnovers.
Nov 9 - 12:59 PM

Brandon Knight committed a career-high eight turnovers vs. the Thunder on Sunday, adding 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting with two 3-pointers, four rebounds and one assist.

The Thunder have caused only 12.3 turnovers per game this season, lowest in the NBA, so Knight's errors come as a big surprise. He'll have plenty of time to mull this game over, as Phoenix doesn't play again until Thursday vs. the Clippers, the first of their two games next week.
Nov 8 - 9:53 PM

Brandon Knight erupted after halftime on Wednesday to finish a win vs. the Kings with 17 points, three 3-pointers, two rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block.

He shot 7-of-16 from the field without any free throw attempts, but it could have been much worse for his fantasy owners. Tyson Chandler has been urging Knight to attack the paint more often -- Knight was just 1-of-5 from within five feet of the hoop tonight, but even misses at that range can create opportunities for Chandler and other teammates.
Nov 4 - 11:57 PM

Brandon Knight made just 4-of-20 from the field for 12 points with seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

The good news is that he only turned it over once and he played a team-high 41 minutes. Knight was shooting 50 percent from the field before this stinker, so he gets a pass here. Look for him to turn it around at home against the Kings on Wednesday.
Nov 3 - 1:06 AM

Brandon Knight scored a season-high 27 points in Saturday's road victory, hitting 10-of-19 FGs with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

For the second straight game Portland's guards were bested by Knight and Eric Bledsoe, who combined for 60 points in tonight's road win. The well-coached Suns may have missed out on LaMarcus Aldridge this summer, but if they stay healthy they're a real contender for the playoffs.
Nov 1 - 12:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Bryce Cotton
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Sonny Weems
3Archie Goodwin
4Devin Booker
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Mirza Teletovic
3Jon Leuer
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len