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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 had his best game as a Sun on Wednesday, finishing with 28 points, seven assists, three steals and four 3-pointers in a win over the Magic.
Knight has settled in nicely in Phoenix and despite a 13-point night on Monday, he proved he's worth starting with tonight's line. Mar 4 - 10:29 PM

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Brandon Knight played 40 minutes against the Heat on Monday with 13 points, one rebound, seven assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and five turnovers.

His defense was awful tonight and maybe it has something to do with his hip injury. Knight was actually one of the tougher matchups for a point guard in Milwaukee, but it might have been a product of his team helping. Additionally, Knight said he "can't explain" why the Bucks traded him before the game today. He should get better and buying low makes sense.
Mar 2 - 11:21 PM

Brandon Knight (hip) will start against the Heat on Monday.

He is going to wear a pad on his hip to help protect the hip pointer injury suffered on Saturday. Knight hasn't quite hit his stride with his new team, but he's getting a lot of shots and even played 48 minutes in an overtime game against OKC last week. He's a must start player while this news doesn't necessarily hurt Eric Bledsoe because he's played well next to Knight. Gerald Green should be benched or even cut.
Mar 2 - 6:10 PM

Brandon Knight (hip) is expected to start against the Heat on Monday.

Knight left Saturday's game with a left hip pointer, but it doesn't sound serious if he's already ready to be back in the starting lineup. Gerald Green will head back to the end of the bench.
Mar 2 - 11:01 AM

Jeff Hornacek praised Brandon Knight because he "understands the game."

"For myself, being a leader, directing guys, it's just putting them in the right positions and learning on the go and learning on the fly," Knight said. "If I talk myself through it, it looks like I'm leading but I'm kind of helping myself." Hornacek added that Knight is "willing to talk in practice," saying he's already been communicating with teammates about what needs improvement. By comparison, Eric Bledsoe plans to lead by example, "I keep on hearing everybody telling me I need to talk more...I'm pretty much going to go out there and do."
Mar 2 - 10:40 AM

Brandon Knight suffered a hip injury against the Spurs and will not return, finishing with just one point and two assists in 17 minutes.

He missed all six of his attempts from the field and clearly wasn't himself tonight. There is no word on the severity of the injury, but we should know more soon. Gerald Green started the second half in place of Knight, and he will have an excellent shot to play big minutes if Knight misses any additional time.
Feb 28 - 10:35 PM

Brandon Knight played 48 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers.

While he did get a front-row seat of the Russ Westbrook Show, Knight looked good. He had a lot of ISO plays and he ran the offense a ton tonight, especially in transition. It's pretty clear coach Jeff Hornacek is going to stagger Knight's minutes with Eric Bledsoe, which should elevate his usage rate. Considering how many treys he's taking, his fantasy value shouldn't fall off too much. He should be viewed as a mid-round guy.
Feb 27 - 2:40 AM

Brandon Knight scored a team-high 19 points against the Nuggets during a 110-96 win on Wednesday with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

He's established a very nice rapport with Eric Bledsoe. In fact, Knight has passed the ball to Bledsoe more than any other player and he's also received more passes from him than anyone else, too. He's taken 19 attempts from deep in his last two games, which is a good thing based on his 40.4 percent from that range this season. Knight's value won't drop too much in standard leagues thanks to the added output in treys.
Feb 26 - 2:07 AM

Brandon Knight moved into the starting lineup in the Suns' 115-110 loss to the Celtics on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-19 shooting (4-of-11 from deep) with one rebound and four assists in 34 minutes.

Knight is going to produce more like a shooting guard than a point guard in Phoenix, and it's fair to wonder if he'll keep up with the gaudy rebounding totals. He did not have a steal or block or go to the free throw line at all, but altogether the increase in 3-point attempts will go a long way toward keeping his value from dipping too much.
Feb 24 - 1:07 AM

Brandon Knight will start against the Celtics on Monday with Gerald Green moving to the bench.

Knight didn't look great in his debut and was forcing the issue a bit, scoring 13 points with five assists in 25 minutes. He is going to play off the ball and he should slot into Goran Dragic's role from last season -- Dragic played 35.1 minutes per game last season. Knight probably won't be as great as he was with the Bucks, but he should become a must-start player once he figures out how to play with his new team.
Feb 23 - 3:37 PM

Brandon Knight admitted he'll need to adjust to playing off the ball.

"It will be something I have to get used to," Knight said. "It's just a matter of playing basketball and making winning plays, whether on or off the ball." After dealing two of their point guards at the trade deadline, the Suns are once again banking on playing two point guards in the same backcourt, though Knight and Eric Bledsoe are a much different version than the previous pairing of Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Knight also admitted the trade initially caught him off guard, so he's just like the rest of us in that regard.
Feb 23 - 11:44 AM

Brandon Knight had a mediocre outing in his first game with the Suns, scoring 13 points with five assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

It might be hard to believe, but the Suns have a messier guard rotation now than when they did before their trades -- that should change soon. Knight did have the ball in his hands while he was out there, so this game isn't necessarily too discouraging. A lot of fantasy owners might freak out about Knight coming off the bench, so you might be able to get him pretty cheap.
Feb 21 - 11:14 PM

Brandon Knight will come off the bench against the Bulls on Saturday night with Gerald Green remaining in the starting lineup.

The Suns used Archie Goodwin as their backup point guard on Friday, so it at least makes some sense to play Knight off the bench at least until he gets on the same page. Before his breakout season this year, Knight's assist:turnover ratio was a disaster and he did play off the ball a lot in his Pistons days, so he could wind up starting at shooting guard soon. He will likely suffer a slight hit on total value, but he should thrive as the main guy in the second unit for now.
Feb 21 - 6:40 PM

Brandon Knight and Marcus Thornton are expected to be active for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

Knight is immediately expected to start alongside Eric Bledsoe which would shift Gerald Green to the bench, but Marcus Thornton's role isn't exactly known. Knight will likely see a slight dip in production across the board playing next to Bledsoe, but he is still a must-own player in all leagues. Check back after the game to see how he fares against Derrick Rose and the Bulls.

Brandon Knight has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

None of the Suns new acquisitions will be available tonight, so it will likely be Eric Bledsoe running the show at point guard, with Gerald Green sliding into the starting two-spot. Bledsoe will draw an extremely favorable matchup tonight, and he's looking like an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues, as he'll likely be forced into heavy minutes with Archie Goodwin as his only available backup.
Feb 20 - 12:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Archie Goodwin
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Eric Bledsoe
2Gerald Green
3Marcus Thornton
SF1P.J. Tucker
2Danny Granger
3Reggie Bullock
4John Salmons
5T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Marcus Morris
C1Alex Len
2Brandan Wright
3Earl Barron