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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
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Brandon Knight returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Pelicans and scored 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in 18 minutes.
Eric Bledsoe returned from a rest day and scored 37 points, but Knight was likely in the rotation ahead of Tyler Ulis because the Suns might be showcasing him for a potential trade. He added two rebounds, two assists and one triple in the loss, but he's not really worth stashing in most leagues unless we get wind of something. He flopped in a start on Saturday vs. the Rockets with three points on 1-of-8 shooting, so moving his contract won't be easy. Feb 14 - 12:41 AM

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Brandon Knight had a terrible game in the starting lineup against the Rockets on Saturday, making 1-of-8 from the field for three points with two turnovers in 20 minutes.

Well that won't help his trade value. Knight was also roasted on the defensive end and the Suns front office probably wasn't happy about this one. Eric Bledsoe just got the night off for rest, so Knight will be moving back to the bench. If you've been stashing him, this one has to sting. He's really not worth stashing anymore, especially with Tyler Ulis outplaying him.
Feb 12 - 12:06 AM

Brandon Knight and Alex Len will start against the Rockets on Saturday.

This will be by far Knight's biggest chance of 2017 with Eric Bledsoe (rest) not even traveling for this game. He will still have to share some of Bledsoe's minutes with Tyler Ulis, but he'll be a popular DFS play today. Maybe this can boost his trade value.
Feb 11 - 8:47 PM

Brandon Knight logged 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, scoring 16 points no 5-of-11 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, with two 3-pointers, two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Eric Bledsoe played just 24.5 minutes in the Suns' past two games, which isn't going to last, so it's hard to see Knight keeping up his recent playing time. This might have been Knight's most complete game all season, and we'll need to see it a few more times before biting on him as a pickup.
Feb 9 - 12:52 AM

Brandon Knight scored 12 points on 5-of-11 shooting with six assists, three boards and three turnovers vs. the Pelicans on Monday.

His role is extremely volatile these days and he played less than 10 minutes in two out of his previous three games. Eric Bledsoe is dealing with some fatigue, so maybe Knight's minutes trend up a bit. He's just a stash in the hope that he's traded before the Feb. 23 deadline.
Feb 7 - 12:04 AM

Brandon Knight played 29 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday with 17 points, one rebound, four assists and one 3-pointer.

That's four games in a row with at least 20 minutes with the 29 being his most since Dec. 19. Eric Bledsoe was in some foul trouble and Knight played well today, so coach Earl Watson stuck with him in a small-ball fest. For what it's worth, Watson hated how the Suns were smashed on the glass today. Still, maybe the Suns are going to showcase Knight in a trade, so he is trending up. If you lost Enes Kanter (arm) or want something new at the end of your bench, give him a look.
Jan 27 - 12:24 AM

Suns coach Earl Watson cited Brandon Knight's defense and aggressiveness as reasons why he's been more involved.

"His aggressiveness, defending the ball, pushing the ball. Getting to the free throw line, I think, has been big," Watson said. "When he finds a chance to hit his jump shot, he’s hitting his jump shot, but mainly the way he’s defending the ball. His speed." Knight has played 20+ minutes in three straight games and averaging 11.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in that span, but he's just someone to keep an eye on in the hope that he's traded before the deadline.
Jan 26 - 10:19 AM

Brandon Knight played 20 minutes and had 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-12 shooting on Saturday.

Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker are both on fire and went off again tonight, so Knight's only hope looks to be an injury to a teammate or a trade. And even if he's traded, there's no guarantee he ends up in a better situation. He's the ultimate "watch list" guy right now.
Jan 21 - 10:40 PM

Brandon Knight is being regarded as "gettable" in the trade market, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

This is pretty obvious. The Suns haven't really been updating Knight's status with his lingering wrist injury and perhaps there is even more than meets the eye. The Suns are likely looking to transform him into a first-round pick with general manager Ryan McDonough saying the team doesn't really want to stockpile second-round picks. He's basically behind Tyler Ulis on the depth chart and Knight needs a trade big time to save his value, so he's not the best stash.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 20 - 3:10 PM

Brandon Knight played four minutes on Thursday with three points, one 3-pointer, one turnover and four fouls.

Yikes. Those minutes were not in garbage time and Knight checked in during the first quarter. He also didn't play at all in the second half because of the terrible play. He's clearly on thin ice and needs a trade.
Jan 19 - 9:25 PM

Brandon Knight (wrist) is playing on Thursday night.

The Suns haven't exactly been forthcoming on Knight's status, but he's out there playing in the first quarter. Knight is not worth owning in shallower leagues right now.
Jan 19 - 7:37 PM

Brandon Knight (wrist) is questionable to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

He has missed the last two games with his wrist sprain. Knight is barely in the rotation right now. If he's out, Tyler Ulis would likely see more minutes and it's worth a mention Devin Booker played 46 minutes in regulation on Monday. Knight needs a trade to save his value, so he may not be worth owning in shallower leagues.
Jan 18 - 2:31 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Ronnie Price
4Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2P.J. Tucker
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams