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Knight suffered a torn ACL in his left knee over the summer, requiring surgery, and could miss the entirety of the upcoming 2017-18 season. The combo guard struggled to find his way into the Suns' rotation last season, playing in just 54 games and posting 11.0 points, 2.4 as...

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STATUS:  Out For Season    INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2018
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 189 lbs   DOB: 12/2/1991  College: Kentucky
DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #8 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Knight Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Suns in July of 2015. Contract runs through the end of the 2019-20 season.

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Knight (knee) underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and has officially been declared out for the entirety of the upcoming 2017-18 campaign, Sam Amico of Fox Sports Ohio reports.

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Brandon Knight NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 DET 66 32.3 12.8 3.2 3.8 0.7 0.2 1.6 41.5 75.9 2.6 0.5 2.7 4.2 38.0 4.8 11.7 1.6 2.1
2012-13 20 DET 75 31.5 13.3 3.3 4.0 0.8 0.1 1.6 40.7 73.3 2.7 0.7 2.6 4.4 36.7 4.8 11.7 2.2 3.0
2013-14 21 MIL 72 33.3 17.9 3.5 4.9 1.0 0.2 1.5 42.2 80.2 2.6 0.6 2.9 4.7 32.5 6.4 15.2 3.6 4.5
2014-15 22 MIL 52 32.5 17.8 4.3 5.4 1.6 0.2 2.0 43.5 88.1 3.2 0.5 3.8 4.9 40.9 6.2 14.3 3.3 3.7
2014-15 22 PHO 11 31.5 13.4 2.1 4.5 0.5 0.1 1.9 35.7 82.8 2.1 0.2 1.9 6.1 31.3 4.6 13.0 2.2 2.6
2014-15 22 MIL/PHO 63 32.3 17.0 3.9 5.2 1.4 0.2 2.0 42.2 87.4 3.0 0.4 3.4 5.1 38.9 6.0 14.1 3.1 3.5
2015-16 23 PHO 52 36.0 19.6 3.9 5.1 1.2 0.4 2.3 41.5 85.2 3.4 0.7 3.2 6.8 34.2 7.1 17.2 3.0 3.5
2016-17 24 PHO 54 21.1 11.0 2.2 2.4 0.5 0.1 0.8 39.8 85.7 1.6 0.5 1.7 2.6 32.4 3.9 9.7 2.4 2.9
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Brandon Knight NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 DET 66 36.0 14.3 3.6 4.2 0.8 0.2 1.8 41.5 75.9 2.9 0.6 3.0 4.7 38.0 5.4 13.0 1.8 2.3
2012-13 20 DET 75 36.0 15.2 3.8 4.6 0.9 0.1 1.8 40.7 73.3 3.1 0.8 2.9 5.0 36.7 5.4 13.4 2.5 3.4
2013-14 21 MIL 72 36.0 19.4 3.8 5.3 1.0 0.3 1.7 42.2 80.2 2.8 0.7 3.1 5.1 32.5 6.9 16.4 3.9 4.8
2014-15 22 MIL 52 36.0 19.7 4.7 6.0 1.8 0.2 2.2 43.5 88.1 3.5 0.6 4.2 5.4 40.9 6.9 15.9 3.6 4.1
2014-15 22 PHO 11 36.0 15.3 2.4 5.1 0.6 0.1 2.2 35.7 82.8 2.4 0.2 2.2 7.0 31.3 5.3 14.8 2.5 3.0
2014-15 22 MIL/PHO 63 36.0 18.9 4.3 5.8 1.6 0.2 2.2 42.2 87.4 3.3 0.5 3.8 5.7 38.9 6.6 15.7 3.4 3.9
2015-16 23 PHO 52 36.0 19.6 3.9 5.1 1.2 0.4 2.3 41.5 85.2 3.4 0.7 3.2 6.8 34.2 7.1 17.2 3.0 3.5
2016-17 24 PHO 54 36.0 18.8 3.7 4.1 0.9 0.2 1.4 39.8 85.7 2.8 0.8 2.9 4.4 32.4 6.6 16.6 4.2 4.9
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Brandon Knight NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2011-12 19 DET 66 2129 847 211 251 49 10 105 41.5 75.9 171 33 178 276 38.0 319 769 104 137
2012-13 20 DET 75 2365 999 247 303 58 8 120 40.7 73.3 205 54 193 327 36.7 357 878 165 225
2013-14 21 MIL 72 2400 1291 255 352 69 17 110 42.2 80.2 188 46 209 338 32.5 461 1092 259 323
2014-15 22 MIL 52 1688 923 221 281 84 9 104 43.5 88.1 166 26 195 254 40.9 324 745 171 194
2014-15 22 PHO 11 347 147 23 49 6 1 21 35.7 82.8 23 2 21 67 31.3 51 143 24 29
2014-15 22 MIL/PHO 63 2035 1070 244 330 90 10 125 42.2 87.4 189 28 216 321 38.9 375 888 195 223
2015-16 23 PHO 52 1870 1018 202 263 61 20 120 41.5 85.2 177 36 166 351 34.2 371 895 156 183
2016-17 24 PHO 54 1138 595 118 130 27 5 45 39.8 85.7 88 25 93 139 32.4 209 525 132 154
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Brandon Knight NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2011-12 19 DET 66 32.3 51.1 48.3 20.1 13.7 1.5 10.8
2012-13 20 DET 75 31.5 51.1 47.5 20.4 13.8 1.5 11.1
2013-14 21 MIL 72 33.3 52.3 47.3 19.8 10.6 1.9 15.3
2014-15 22 MIL 52 32.5 55.6 50.5 22.0 13.0 1.7 17.5
2014-15 22 PHO 11 31.5 47.2 43.0 21.5 10.1 2.1 9.6
2014-15 22 MIL/PHO 63 32.3 54.3 49.3 21.9 12.6 1.7 16.1
2015-16 23 PHO 52 36.0 52.2 48.2 18.6 12.5 1.5 16.1
2016-17 24 PHO 54 21.1 50.2 44.1 16.0 10.9 1.5 8.3
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Brandon Knight: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Knight has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, requiring surgery, and could miss the entirety of the upcoming 2017-18 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

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Coach Earl Watson said Knight (back) won't play for the remainder of the season, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Knight (back) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Magic, John Gambadoro of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Knight (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Magic, Doug Haller of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Knight is dealing with back spasms and has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

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Knight will likely remain out of the Suns' rotation for the remainder of the season, Doug Haller of AZCentral Sports reports.

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Knight (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 100-96 loss to the Bucks on Sunday.

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Knight will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports.

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Knight will start at point guard for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Calvin Watkins of ESPN.com reports.

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Knight supplied 16 points (5-11 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), two rebounds, two assists and two steals across 26 minutes during a 110-91 loss to the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

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Knight registered 17 points (8-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt), four assists, one rebound and one block across 29 minutes in Thursday's 127-120 loss to the Nuggets.

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Wright (wrist) played only four minutes in a 118-103 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Knight combined with Eric Bledsoe to form one of the league’s more potent backcourts through the first two months of the season before injuries befell both of them. Bledsoe went down first with a season-ending torn meniscus in December, allowing Knight to take control of the offense before he succumbed to an adductor strain in late January and then a sports hernia shortly after returning to action in March. The injuries ended up limiting Knight to 52 games, but he still turned in career-best marks in most categories, averaging 19.6 points (on 41.5% shooting), 5.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 three-pointers and 1.2 steals in 36.0 minutes per game. Though Knight’s ability to finish near the rim and knock down shots from the outside made him an excellent sidekick to Bledsoe, his alarmingly high 3.4 turnovers per game often led to the easy transition points for the opposition. Knight will need to make strides in that area if the Suns are to be more competitive in 2016-17, but a decline in usage rate may be enough in itself to curb his turnovers. After Devin Booker submitted a promising rookie season, Knight could see his playing time scaled back a bit to create more opportunities for the shooting guard, which may equate to a slight drop in his production across the board. Even so, at just 24 years old and with a five-year, $70 million contract in tow, Knight will remain an integral part of the Suns’ immediate plans.

2015-16

For the first half of last season, Knight was the catalyst for a surprise Bucks team that exceeded expectations and would go on to earn the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. He averaged career-bests in field goal percentage, assists, and rebounds and was nearly an All-Star, just missing out on the final Eastern Conference reserve spot. Despite Knight's hot start, Milwaukee had reservations about making the 23-year-old its point guard of the future. At the trade deadline, the Bucks dealt Knight to Phoenix in a massive, three-team deal that brought reigning Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams to Milwaukee. Knight, who signed a five-year, $70 million deal with the Suns this offseason, played in only 11 games after the trade, as a severe ankle sprain kept him sidelined for 15 of the team's final 16 contests. When he was on the court, he struggled, averaging just 13.4 points per game on 36 percent shooting, down from 17.8 points and 44 percent shooting in 52 games with the Bucks. Expected back at full health, and with a summer to acquaint himself with coach Jeff Hornacek's system, Knight projects to start alongside Eric Bledsoe in the backcourt. Neither player fits the mold of a "true" point guard, so it's likely they'll share primary ball-handling duties. While playing multiple point guards together ultimately failed for Hornacek last season, Knight, given his catch-and-shoot ability, figures to be a better fit off the ball than Goran Dragic or, especially, Isaiah Thomas. Archie Goodwin is expected to take a step forward, and rookie Devin Booker, after an encouraging summer, will be tough to keep off the floor, but Knight and Bledsoe are the clear top two in the Phoenix backcourt.

2014-15

In his third NBA season, and first with the Bucks, Knight appeared in 72 games (starting 69) and set career highs in scoring (17.9), assists (4.9), rebounds (3.5), field goal percentage (42%), and free-throw percentage (80%). With a new coach to impress, Knight will look to prove last season's numbers weren't simply a result of him taking advantage of being the de facto go-to guy on a bad team. The biggest criticism of Knight at this point in his career is his inability to see the floor like a true point guard. While he was thrust into that role last season, the offseason additions of Jerryd Bayless and Kendall Marshall should allow Knight to play off the ball more frequently. He's a decent three-point shooter (36% career) but saw his percentage drop to a career-low 33 percent last season. One of the primary reasons for the decline was his high rate of pull-up attempts. Just 65 percent of Knight's made three-pointers resulted in an assist last season, compared to 89 percent with Detroit in 2012-13, when he shot nearly 37 percent from long range. Similar to last season, the Bucks' rotations are difficult to predict at this point. There's no doubt Knight will be one of Milwaukee's top contributors, but it remains to be seen if he'll spend more of his time at point guard or shooting guard.

2013-14

In his first season with Milwaukee, Knight will start at point guard and could see minutes at the shooting guard spot as well. He struggled in the pick-and-roll setting in his two seasons with Detroit, averaging just 4.0 assists per game in 2012-13. Knight is a better three-point shooter and locker room presence than Brandon Jennings, but his decision-making will need to improve before he’s considered an upgrade at the position.

2012-13

Knight put together a solid rookie campaign for the Pistons, earning All-Rookie First Team honors while finishing with averages of 12.8 points, 3.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds, 1.6 threes and 0.7 steals in 32 mpg. The 21-year-old point guard was an efficient scorer all season long, hitting 41.5 percent from the floor, 38.0 percent from downtown and 75.0 percent from the charity stripe. He also proved to be a decent rebounder for a 6-3 point guard, pulling down five or more boards 18 times. The one area where Knight needs to show growth is in his ball distribution. He will probably never be among the league leaders in dimes, but Knight’s assist totals should start climbing as he continues to develop. Any restraints the Pistons had on Knight last season should be gone from the equation this year as he’s clearly one of the team’s top building blocks alongside Monroe and Stuckey. After Kyrie Irving and Klay Thompson, Knight should be one of the top targets in fantasy from the 2011 NBA Draft class.

2011-12

Knight was selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. He’s known more for his scoring prowess than ability to create for his teammates, as evident by his 17.3 points per game during his lone college season at Kentucky. While not as highly touted as previous John Calipari point guards (Derrick Rose, Tyreke Evans, John Wall), Knight was still considered the second best point guard of his draft class. He may not start right off the bat, but Knight is expected to have a significant role for the Pistons during his rookie season.