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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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The Suns and Brandon Knight have agreed on a five-year, $70 million deal.
The Suns now have two guards with five-year, $70 million deals with Eric Bledsoe getting one last year. Coach Jeff Hornacek has been a fan of two-PG lineups, but both guys are more than capable of being shooting guards. However, both are sub-par passers and it'll be interesting to see if Knight can build off his breakout 2014-15 season. Jul 1 - 2:58 PM

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Suns extend a qualifying contract offer to G Brandon Knight.

This is just to make him a restricted free agent. Phoenix is expected to re-sign its trade deadline acquisition to a five-year, $70 million deal when free agency opens this week.
Jun 29 - 1:55 PM

Brandon Knight is expected to sign a five-year, $70M deal with the Suns when free agency opens this week, according to Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel.

If true, that's the exact same deal Phoenix gave Eric Bledsoe, and that would be awfully interesting considering Bledsoe's name has been dangled in trade rumors all season long. GM Ryan McDonough also called re-signing Knight "one of our top priorities, if not the top priority." Despite playing just 11 games for the Suns and needing offseason ankle surgery, Phoenix apparently has no reservations about handing over $70 million to the young man. It's good to be in the NBA.
Jun 29 - 9:08 AM

The Suns will make re-signing Brandon Knight as a restricted free agent a priority this offseason.

"He's a guy who made a good impression on us," Ryan McDonough said of Knight. "He's certainly one of our top priorities, if not the top priority. We want a quick process with all of our guys, him included. We've got good vibes from him about his time in Phoenix. I imagine he will be one of the first guys we call, if not the first." The Suns will have the ability to match any offer Knight receives on the open market, so the odds are in Phoenix's favor of retaining his services.
Jun 28 - 4:12 PM

Brandon Knight, who is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, said that he enjoyed playing alongside Eric Bledsoe in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio.

"I thought it was fine," Knight said. "I think it's really just about making the right play. I enjoy playing with Eric because Eric is, first, he's a great talent and he's not a selfish player. He's very, very unselfish. He's trying to make the right play, trying to win. As far as playing with Eric goes, I think it's a great thing because you have two players who can attack at any time." All signs point to Knight staying in Phoenix, but that could certainly change if another team floats him a massive offer. On a side note, Knight is still recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle, so we will continue to monitor his progress closely.
May 24 - 12:38 PM

Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said that Brandon Knight's arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle "was a minor procedure".

"It was a minor procedure," Babby said. "There was an anterior flap [of cartilage] in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery." This confirms what we originally thought, and while there is no known timetable, Knight likely won't be on the shelf for more than 3-4 weeks. Knight is set to become a restricted free agent this summer, but all signs point to the Suns retaining his services. We will provide additional updates as needed.
Apr 19 - 11:41 AM

Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday and he is expected to make a full recovery.

We don't have many details on the surgery, but it's likely a minor procedure and he will probably be on the shelf for about 3-4 weeks. Knight missed the final 11 games of the season because of his ankle, so it will be interesting to see if this has an impact on his market during restricted free agency. Knight is "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix, and it seems unlikely that they would let him walk after giving up so many assets to acquire him this season. We will provide further details as soon as we know more.
Apr 18 - 1:15 PM

Brandon Knight said he was "optimistic" about returning to Phoenix next season.

"If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said regarding his impending restricted free agency. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here." Given that the Suns gave up a first-round pick in addition to Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee, it would seem likely they do what they can to match any offers on Knight.
Apr 16 - 8:24 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Knight was playing like an All-Star in Milwaukee, but his numbers took a pretty big hit when he was forced to play second-fiddle next to Eric Bledsoe in Phoenix. He'll be a restricted free agent when the offseason hits, and it'll be interesting to see how high Phoenix will go to retain him. Eric Bledsoe, Gerald Green, and Archie Goodwin will pick up most of the backcourt minutes tonight, and Green is certainly someone to consider as a cheap plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Apr 14 - 3:21 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play Tuesday vs. the Hawks, as expected.

Knight may miss the remainder of the regular-season, so at this point it's safe to send him to the waiver wire in all re-draft formats. Marcus Morris will continue to start with Knight on the shelf, but he hasn't played very well at all over the last two making him a tough guy to roster in standard leagues.
Apr 7 - 5:30 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) may not play again this season.

He is not going to play in the next four games and only has an outside chance to play in the season finale. With Knight out, the Suns will start Marcus Morris, who hasn't been playing well lately. T.J. Warren is also going to be worth watching very closely despite a disappointing Saturday night. Knight can be dropped in almost all leagues.
Apr 6 - 4:05 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle, heel) will not play against the Jazz on Saturday.

He was listed as doubtful heading into Thursday's pre-game and was ruled out approximately one hour before the game started, so being ruled out earlier today isn't a good sign. The Suns probably don't want to shut him down in order to gauge his chemistry with Eric Bledsoe, but it's possible. T.J. Warren looked amazing on Thursday and we'll be watching him very closely. There's also a chance he starts tonight, so we'll be on the lookout for that news. Warren is worth a look in all leagues even though he doesn't take treys.
Apr 4 - 2:30 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle, heel) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

He aggravated his ankle sprain on Sunday night and this will be his second consecutive game out of the lineup. Knight could miss more time going forward, but the Suns may not shut him down because they would like to get a look at him before the offseason. Marcus Morris benefits most while T.J. Warren and Archie Goodwin could also get some run. Gerald Green could see some time, but he's a DNP-CD risk.
Apr 2 - 9:18 PM

Brandon Knight (heel) is doubtful to play against the Warriors on Thursday.

The Suns are calling it a heel injury, but it may have something to do with his ankle sprain from last month. With Knight out, Marcus Morris should be owned in all leagues for his starting numbers on a three-game night. T.J. Warren is also worth a look in deeper leagues.
Apr 1 - 8:09 PM

Brandon Knight has often been overlooked and underrated throughout his career, but he is hoping that his play this season has proved many people wrong.

"A lot of people tried to put limitations on my game and say I wouldn’t be this, I wouldn’t be that," Knight said. "I think I’ve proven a lot of people wrong. I don’t think a lot of people thought I would be here based on my first two years." Knight has had a brilliant season thus far, but a nagging ankle injury has prevented him from keeping that momentum going since being traded to the Suns. Regardless, the Bucks traded Knight because they knew he would have a hefty price tag in the summer, and it's going to be interesting to see how committed Phoenix is this offseason. Knight's status is still up in the air for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors, but we should have another update on him soon.
Apr 1 - 9:44 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Devin Booker
3Jerel McNeal
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3John Salmons
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
C1Alex Len