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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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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

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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

Brandon Knight (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Monday.

He sprained his ankle again on Sunday and the Suns will continue to hold him out. Expect Marcus Morris and Archie Goodwin to get most of his minutes. Morris is worth owning in all leagues while Knight isn't a great player to own right now.
Mar 30 - 8:37 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) did not have a noticeable limp after Sunday's game, but his status may be in jeopardy for Monday's road game in Portland.

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek reportedly said, "I would guess he wouldn't play." The report suggests that Knight will miss Thursday's game in Golden State, but it makes more sense that Hornacek was referencing Monday's game, the second half of a back-to-back set. Either way, Knight's owners should be on red-alert for a potential DNP.
Mar 30 - 12:27 AM

Brandon Knight returned to action on Sunday, coming off the Suns bench for three points, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 22 minutes, while shooting just 1-of-10 from the field.

He missed all six of his 3-point attempts and the poor shooting is a product of rust -- he hadn't played in a game since Mar. 9. The bad news is that he took a hard fall tonight and might be in danger of missing Monday's road game in Portland, so owners should confirm his status in the second half of the Suns' back-to-back set.
Mar 29 - 11:51 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) will play vs. the Thunder on Sunday, but he will come off the bench.

After an eight-game absence, Knight is finally back. His minutes will probably be held in check and he will might be a little rusty, but his owners will be pumped to have him back in their lineups. Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup for now, but his value could take a hit down the stretch. We will let you know how Knight holds up after the game.
Mar 29 - 8:16 PM

Brandon Knight (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Thunder.

Knight went through a pretty strenuous practice on Saturday and said that he feels like his explosion is back. The Suns desperately need to beat the Thunder to stay alive in the playoff hunt, so there is a good chance that Knight gives it a go. He will likely be a game-time decision again tonight, so his owners will want to check back for an update before activating him in lineups. If Knight is unable to play, Marcus Morris will be the primary beneficiary while Archie Goodwin will see more minutes as well.
Mar 29 - 1:02 PM

Depth Charts

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