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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
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Knight scored 15 points on 6-of-18 shooting in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.
He didn't have any triples, blocks or steals, but added seven rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes. His playing time has been all over the place this season in his sixth man role behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker, so his owners will be rooting for the Suns to trade him before the deadline. He's a low-end asset in standard leagues until his situation improves. Dec 7 - 12:21 AM

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Brandon Knight hit 6-of-12 shots for 14 points, one rebound, two assists, three turnovers and zero 3-pointers in Saturday's loss to the Warriors.

T.J. Warren remains out with a mysterious head injury so Knight continues to get run for the Suns. He's been a popular fantasy addition in many leagues, averaging 15 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 3-pointers over his last five, but he's also hitting just 39 percent of his shots and outside of the scoring, the rest of his numbers leave a lot to be desired.
Dec 4 - 1:54 AM

Brandon Knight caught a tailwind on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

Knight went just 6-of-18 from the field, but he hit all three of his 3-point attempts and he was 8-of-9 at the FT line. The overall scoring looks impressive but he came in shooting 37.5 percent from the field this season, a number that will drop after tonight's high-volume, low-efficiency performance. He's hurting owners in most roto leagues and a trade isn't necessarily a panacea.
Dec 1 - 1:52 AM

Brandon Knight hit 2-of-10 shots in his 17 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing the game with just 11 points, two rebounds and three turnovers.

It's been a bumpy ride for Knight owners this season, as he's currently ranked well outside the top-200 in standard 9-cat leagues owning averages of 12.5 points, 2.9 assists, 1.1 triples and not much else on 37.5 percent shooting. However, the Suns are just 5-12 on the year, and Knight just really doesn't make sense on the roster, so it's not outlandish to assume he could be traded at some point. A trade could only be good for his value, so he's a hold in most leagues.
Nov 27 - 7:32 PM

Brandon Knight will return to the bench for Sunday's game against the Nuggets.

While Knight loses roughly four minutes a game when he comes off the bench, his value is actually a bit better as he has more opportunities to create running with the second unit. He hasn't been great this season, but his name has been floated around in some trade rumors as of late, so he's a hold in most leagues as his value could improve dramatically outside of Phoenix. P.J. Tucker will draw the start tonight.
Nov 27 - 3:00 PM

Per ESPN, the Suns will make Brandon Knight available in trade talks at the February deadline.

After averaging 36 minutes per game in 2015-16, Knight is down to just 25.1 minutes a night this season. He averaging career-lows in points (12.6), assists (3.1) and rebounds (2.7). A trade out of Phoenix would almost certainly boost his fantasy value.
Nov 26 - 1:00 PM

Brandon Knight earned another start on Wednesday and scored 12 points, making 5-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers, three assists and two turnovers in 25 minutes.

T.J. Warren (head) has been ruled out indefinitely, which prompted coach Earl Watson to start Devin Booker at SF with Knight joining a small-ball lineup at SG. He was coming off a four-point dud and is averaging just 9.3 points over his past three games, so the lineup change hasn't exactly sparked his offense. His trade value is scraping rock-bottom and owners may want to consider benching him until he heats up.
Nov 23 - 10:14 PM

Brandon Knight got the start on Monday but hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, six rebounds and three assists in a loss to the Wizards.

T.J. Warren was out again with an illness so Devin Booker slid over to small forward and BK got the start at shooting guard. Eric Bledsoe and Booker came through in big ways tonight, but Knight was basically awful. Hopefully owners won't have to make decisions like starting Knight in the near future, as Warren should be back soon from his illness.
Nov 21 - 10:11 PM

Brandon Knight will start on Monday vs. the Wizards as expected.

The Suns are moving Devin Booker (ankle) over to small forward to accommodate Knight. He's slowly trending up with averages of 15.4 points, 3.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 1.6 triples in 23.4 minutes over his last five games, and with T.J. Warren (illness) out, Knight could eclipse the 30-minute mark.
Nov 21 - 6:15 PM

Brandon Knight is expected to move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Wizards, with T.J. Warren (illness) unavailable.

Earl Watson would like to shift Devin Booker (ankle) over to the small forward position, bringing Knight into the starting five, which would allow Tyler Ulis to get some increased opportunity with the second unit. Knight put up 18 points, two 3-pointers, two turnovers and nothing else in his previous start, so while his value will technically improve with the starters, he's still not a must-start guy. Daily Slant: With Knight in the starting lineup this evening and T.J. Warren out of the lineup, each of the Suns three guards will be potential GPP targets. Knight is by far the cheapest of the group, but his usage figures to drop with two ball-dominant guards alongside him, although his court time should help alleviate those concerns. Knight is SG eligible on some sites and is priced dirt cheap at several outlets, so he's squarely on the GPP punt play radar against Washington.
Nov 21 - 2:39 PM

Brandon Knight scored 12 points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday.

He was having a solid week with a 32-point game on Wednesday and a 17-point outing on Friday. He may actually come out of this week without much of a fantasy value change because Tyler Ulis is coming on and coach Earl Watson loves the rookie. Knight is still worth owning in shallower formats, but he's become quite a headache.
Nov 19 - 10:46 PM

Brandon Knight scored 17 points with five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

He was actually playing well and almost certainly would've come back in had the game been close. Coach Earl Watson used his non-Knight second unit for the final 14:23 tonight and it worked. If Devin Booker (ankle) is out for Saturday, Knight should get a big chance. Knight is still a low-end hold in all standard leagues.
Nov 18 - 10:16 PM

Brandon Knight poured in a season-high 32 points on 12-of-20 shooting vs. the Nuggets, but it wasn't enough to avoid the Suns' fifth loss in their past six games.

Knight added four boards, four assists, three 3-pointers, one steal and just one turnover in 27 minutes, providing some relief for his long-suffering fantasy owners. His 32 points were the most by any player off the bench this season and if you've been looking for a sell-high moment for Knight, this is it.
Nov 17 - 12:38 AM

Brandon Knight played just 17 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with one rebound, three assists and one 3-pointer.

The Suns didn't play Devin Booker at the three at all tonight and Leandro Barbosa saw eight minutes, so there wasn't much opportunity with Booker (33) and Eric Bledsoe (35) getting 68 combined minutes. Knight's value is getting close to rock bottom over his last three, averaging 9.0 points, 4.3 assists, 3.0 turnovers and 0.7 treys in only 17.8 minutes per game. He's a bit of a buy-low target, but only if you're giving up low-end guys. If you own him, just hang in there until he turns in a good game.
Nov 10 - 1:52 AM

Brandon Knight bottomed out vs. the Lakers on Sunday, scoring two points on 1-of-8 shooting with four assists, one rebound and one turnover in 17 minutes.

Despite being billed by coach Earl Watson as a Sixth Man of the Year candidate, Knight has been an anchor for fantasy owners this season. He came into this game averaging 13.3 points on 33.3 percent shooting with 1.0 threes, 2.0 boards, 0.8 steals and zero blocks, with more cumulative turnovers (15) than assists (14). He won't be this bad all year, making him a mild buy-low target.
Nov 7 - 1:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Eric Bledsoe
2Brandon Knight
3Tyler Ulis
SG1Devin Booker
2Leandro Barbosa
3John Jenkins
SF1P.J. Tucker
2T.J. Warren
3Derrick Jones Jr.
PF1Marquese Chriss
2Jared Dudley
3Dragan Bender
C1Tyson Chandler
2Alex Len
3Alan Williams