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Brandon Knight | Guard | #3

Team: Phoenix Suns
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 189
College: Kentucky
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (8) / DET
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Brandon Knight will likely be sidelined through the All-Star break due to his groin injury.
He's already missed seven games due to the injury while Archie Goodwin and Devin Booker have continued to play well in his absence. The Suns have four more games before the break, so that will put him at 11 misses, and really, the team has nothing left to play for. If Knight feels 100 percent the Suns could return him to action for the remainder of the season, but there's also a chance they could just pull the plug on him and let the kids play. Either way, owners of Knight should probably plan on him getting limited run after the break and start making alternative plans in case he is shut down. And this also means that Goodwin is a must-own player. Feb 4 - 2:27 PM

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Brandon Knight (groin) will remain sidelined for Sunday's game vs. the Mavs.

He's currently without an official timetable to return, and while the Suns haven't mentioned the word "shutdown" just yet, things could start trending in that direction as the losses continue to mount in Phoenix. Archie Goodwin will continue to start with Knight out, with Devin Booker doing more on offense. Jordan McRae should also be in the rotation Sunday, and he's on the radar in deep leagues after putting up 12 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer through 25 minutes on Friday.

Suns head coach Jeff Hornacek said that Brandon Knight (groin) will not play Friday vs. the Knicks, and he is currently without a timetable to return.

Archie Goodwin will continue to get all the run he can handle as Phoenix's starting point guard for however long Knight is sidelined, and he's been filling in admirably since being inserted into the starting five owning averages of 20.5 points, 4.3 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.5 three-pointers and 4.3 turnovers per game on 46.4 percent shooting, which has been good enough for mid-round value. Knight is looking like a shutdown candidate for the 14-33 Suns, so Goodwin should be viewed as a must-own player moving forward.
Jan 28 - 4:40 PM

Brandon Knight (groin) will not play in the next four games.

The Suns are on an East Coast trip this week and it'll be Archie Goodwin starting in his place. Goodwin was awesome on Saturday with 24 points, including a game-winning trey. He is worth owning until Knight can get back on the court. Knight probably will miss even more than these four games.
Jan 25 - 3:15 PM

Brandon Knight explained why he needs to get a second opinion on his groin injury.

"I’ll try to play through anything but it got to the point where I was very limited," Knight said. "It was just time for me how to make it better now." Knight is in Los Angeles getting a second opinion, so hopefully we will get an update on his status soon. Archie Goodwin has been playing well in his absence, so he is a decent speculative add in deeper leagues. Knight's owners should stand pat for now, and while the Suns haven't updated his status, he is reportedly "encouraged" by the latest input regarding his injury.
Jan 24 - 11:06 AM

Brandon Knight (groin) and Jon Leuer (back) have been ruled out for Saturday against the Hawks.

He went to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his adductor strain, which is not expected to require surgery. Knight has been a total letdown since Eric Bledsoe (knee) went down, but his owners have to stick with him with his value so incredibly low. Archie Goodwin will get another start and is worth a look as Knight insurance in deep leagues.
Jan 23 - 4:06 PM

Brandon Knight (groin) flew to Los Angeles on Friday to visit a doctor for a second opinion.

That's not good and it sounds like he could miss more time. Considering the Suns have been the worst team in the NBA in 2016, the concern of Knight missing several games is high. Archie Goodwin would benefit while Devin Booker also would have a lot of scoring responsibility.
Jan 22 - 8:44 PM

Brandon Knight (adductor), Markieff Morris (shoulder), Jon Leuer (back) and Mirza Teletovic (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Thursday.

Oh boy. The Suns are going to be ridiculously thin at power forward tonight and their point guards are going to be in shambles, too. With Knight out, it'll likely be Lorenzo Brown and Archie Goodwin getting all of the PG minutes. Coach Jeff Hornacek said he likes Brown more as a one, so he might get more minutes. Goodwin will get the start, though.
Jan 21 - 8:49 PM

Brandon Knight (adductor strain) is being listed as questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Spurs.

The Suns just can't catch a break this season, and there's a chance they enter Thursday's game with just seven healthy bodies on the roster. If Knight can't give it a go tonight, Archie Goodwin would likely start with Lorenzo Brown earning around 20 minutes off the bench as Goodwin's primary backup. Devin Booker would become the main man on offense, and he'd look to build off his career-high 32-point outing, although that could prove to be difficult with a tough matchup vs. San Antonio.
Jan 21 - 3:42 PM

Brandon Knight tied his career high with eight turnovers in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers, finishing with 21 points, eight boards, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

He has turned the ball over eight times in a total of three games this season, and he hasn't finished with more assists than turnovers in four straight games. It's no secret that Knight is struggling mightily, but to be fair he doesn't have a lot of help in Phoenix right now. He doesn't have anywhere to go but up, so he might be available at a significant discount.
Jan 20 - 12:50 AM

Brandon Knight had a rough game against the Timberwolves on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-20 shooting to go with two 3-pointers, two boards, one assist and six turnovers in 39 minutes.

Knight hasn’t quite exploded as anticipated after the Eric Bledsoe (knee) injury, and while he is averaging a respectable 19.0 points, 5.4 and 1.4 three-pointers since Bledsoe went down, his 42.2 percent shooting, 0.8 steals and 2.9 turnovers per game has him turning in just eleventh-round value in 9-cat leagues. However, he can really only get better from here, so he makes sense as a buy-low target.
Jan 17 - 5:58 PM

Brandon Knight (illness) returned to action after missing one game with 16 points during a 117-103 loss in Boston on Friday, adding four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

He went to the locker room for about two minutes in real time, so he should be fine. Knight still hasn't stepped up since Eric Bledsoe went down with just 13th-round value since Bledsoe went down. He's a prime buy-low candidate.
Jan 15 - 10:52 PM

Brandon Knight (food poisoning) will return to action vs. the Celtics on Friday.

Knight practiced on Wednesday and Thursday and said that he's regained his strength, so he should get a full workload vs. Isaiah Thomas tonight. "[Thomas] is going to score," Knight said. "That’s what he does. Just try to make it tougher than usual and not let him get a lot of easy ones." Knight should be rushed back into all active lineups.
Jan 15 - 7:03 PM

Brandon Knight (food poisoning) is probable for Friday's game against the Celtics.

Knight missed Tuesday's game against the Pacers with a bout of food poisoning, but looks on track to take the court against the Celtics on Friday. We'll check back on his status after shootaround on Friday, but it looks safe to slot Knight back into fantasy lineups, while Archie Goodwin will return to the bench.
Jan 14 - 10:57 AM

Brandon Knight (illness) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

Archie Goodwin is going to earn the start at point guard tonight with Knight on the sidelines, and Phoenix is going to be desperate for offense with their go-to-guy on the sidelines. Lorenzo Brown will earn extended minutes off the bench, and Devin Booker could spend some time running the offense. After Tuesday, the Suns don't play again until Friday vs. Boston, and Knight should be considered questionable for that one.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Archie Goodwin
3Ronnie Price
SG1Brandon Knight
2Devin Booker
3Sonny Weems
4Jordan McRae
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jon Leuer
3Mirza Teletovic
4Cory Jefferson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len