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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 said he's not sure what the future holds for him in Phoenix.
"Control what you can control," Knight said. "I can control being a professional. Everything else is out of my control." Knight has three years and $43.8 million remaining on his contract, but with three talented guards ahead of him in Phoenix in Devin Booker, Tyler Ulis and Eric Bledsoe, there simply isn't a role for him right now. There was a rumor that the Suns were willing to unload him for a second-round pick at the deadline, so their asking price will have to be very low this summer. Apr 10 - 11:01 AM

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Coach Earl Watson said Brandon Knight will not play for the rest of the season.

It's not surprising and it confirms an earlier report. There is no reason given on Knight, but it's fair to say he's probably not happy about being rested since the break. With Knight out and Eric Bledsoe also shut down, Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker will be very busy. The Suns are not likely to get anything back in a Knight deal.
Mar 17 - 8:43 PM

Brandon Knight will not play on Friday night against the Magic.

He didn't even show up in the game notes for an injury, so this is officially getting weird. Knight is not expected to play this season. With Leandro Barbosa unlikely to play, we should see Ronnie Price in the rotation. There will also be big minutes going to Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker.
Mar 17 - 5:53 PM

Brandon Knight (back) is listed as questionable for Friday against the Magic.

This is going to be the weird injury of the weekend after Knight reportedly told the Suns he couldn't play Wednesday due to back spasms. An earlier report today said Knight is not expected to play, so we would consider him extremely doubtful for this game. Ronnie Price should back up the must-own Tyler Ulis.
Mar 16 - 7:49 PM

Brandon Knight (back spasms) is not expected to play again this season.

The Suns asked Knight to play on Wednesday and he reportedly told them he had back spasms. Based on coach Earl Watson's comments about how thin he was in the backcourt, it did feel like Knight may have been an option had things worked out. We'll see a lot of Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker with some Ronnie Price and Leandro Barbosa behind them.
Mar 16 - 5:52 PM

The Suns asked Brandon Knight to play on Wednesday and he told them he had back spasms.

Interesting. Knight hasn't played at all since the break, so feel free to draw your own conclusions here. Coach Earl Watson did talk about how thin his guard rotation was tonight and did seem a bit bothered by it in his press conference, as well. With Eric Bledsoe reportedly being shut down, Knight may actually get minutes. He would only be worth a look in deep leagues.
Mar 16 - 1:04 AM

Brandon Knight (back spasms) is out for Wednesday against the Kings.

He's not in the rotation anyway and now the Suns have another reason not to play him. Tyler Ulis has locked up the No. 3 guard job for the rest of the season and is worth a long look in standard leagues.
Mar 15 - 9:04 PM

Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD again on Thursday.

He couldn't even get the last minute of garbage time with that minute going to Ronnie Price. Knight could get minutes at some point, but it's not looking good. He's a drop basically everywhere.
Mar 3 - 12:40 AM

Suns coach Earl Watson explained why Brandon Knight hasn't played since the All-Star break.

"I think Brandon Knight is a unique player in a unique situation, but right now our focus is on our group," Watson said. "We want him to become better and we want to continue to push to make him better as a basketball player and better person." Watson added that he wants to see if Tyler Ulis can be a "dominant ball-handler in the second unit," and with the Suns building for the future, it would be a surprise if Knight took his spot back in the rotation. Knight can be dropped everywhere.
Mar 2 - 9:23 AM

Brandon Knight picked up his second straight DNP-CD on Sunday.

The Suns are shifting to a developmental focus, meaning that Tyler Ulis is now ahead of Knight on the depth chart. Feel free to send Knight to the wire.
Feb 26 - 7:14 PM

Brandon Knight was a DNP-CD on Friday.

With the Suns wanting to get a look at Tyler Ulis, Knight just won't have any opportunity unless Eric Bledsoe or Devin Booker miss a game. Drop him.
Feb 25 - 12:15 AM

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the Suns would move Brandon Knight for a high second-round pick or an expiring contract.

The Suns have been shopping him unsuccessfully and a second-round pick might be ambitious at this point. Knight has been a disaster this season and is on the books through the 2019-20 season. He could have some value if he's moved to an ideal location, but there are better stashes out there right now. No trade is imminent.
Feb 23 - 11:33 AM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Suns are still shopping Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler.

Stein adds that the Suns have "struggled all week for traction on their guys," so a deal for Knight or Chandler isn't likely at the moment. Both players are signed to long-term contracts and not many teams are willing to give up draft picks right now. Chandler is a hold in standard leagues, while Knight belongs on the wire.
Feb 23 - 9:36 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Tyler Ulis
3Brandon Knight
4Ronnie Price
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
SF1T.J. Warren
2Derrick Jones Jr.
3Elijah Millsap
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Alex Len
2Alan Williams
3Tyson Chandler