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Brandon Knight
SG - 6'3, 195lbs - 32 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Signed in Puerto Rico - Signed with Piratas de Quebradillas
  • Birthdate: 12/02/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): 8th pick, 2011
  • Pre-draft team: Kentucky
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Darren Matsubara (Wasserman)
2011 NBA DraftNBADrafted 8th overall by Detroit.
9th December, 2011NBASigned four year, $11,589,837 rookie scale contract with Detroit. Included team options for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
22nd November, 2012NBADetroit exercised 2013/14 team option.
31st July, 2013NBATraded by Detroit, along with Khris Middleton and Viacheslav Kravtsov, to Milwaukee in exchange for a signed and traded Brandon Jennings.
19th October, 2013NBAMilwaukee exercised 2014/15 team option.
19th February, 2015NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Milwaukee, along with Kendall Marshall, to Phoenx in exchange for Miles Plumlee and Tyler Ennis from Phoenix and Michael Carter-Williams from Philadelphia.
17th July, 2015NBARe-signed by Phoenix to a five year, $70 million contract.
31st August, 2018NBATraded by Phoenix, along with Marquese Chriss, to Houston in exchange for Ryan Anderson and the draft rights to De'Anthony Melton (#46, 2018).
30th November, 2018G-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League.
1st December, 2018G-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League.
29th December, 2018G-LeagueAssigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League.
30th December, 2018G-LeagueRecalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the G-League.
7th February. 2019NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Houston to Cleveland, along with Marquese Chriss, a 2019 first round pick and a 2022 second round pick, to Cleveland in exchange for Iman Shumpert from Sacramento, as well as Nik Stauskas, Wade Baldwin and a 2021 second round pick from Cleveland.
Career Moves
2010 - 2011Kentucky (NCAA)
June 2011 - July 2013Detroit Pistons (NBA)
July 2013 - February 2015Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
February 2015 - August 2018Phoenix Suns (NBA)
August 2018 - February 2019Houston Rockets (NBA)
February 2019 - presentCleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Articles about Brandon Knight

June 29, 2017

Brandon Knight
PG/SG, 6’3, 189lbs, 25 years old, 6 years of experience

Not a good season in which he lost his starting role, played far fewer minutes than last season, shot poorly and then got shut down early. He is surplus to requirements, particularly with Josh Jackson coming in on the wing, yet his large contract will make him very difficult to move, especially with his diminishing returns on the court. If Knight has to fight Barbosa for the Barbosa-esque role next season, that would be quite a sunk cost - get him back in the rotation instead, redeem enough value to at least make him movable (if not movable for quality), and take the smaller L.

Player Plan: Three years and circa $44 million remaining, with no options. Considering he is being pushed out of a spot on this time, it would be nice to get something for him. But considering that cost, it is not likely. Without knowing the trade market for him, I imagine there pretty much isn’t one and he returns with the hope of rebuilding his value.

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June 25, 2011

Pick 8: Detroit, who have been mismanaged in pretty much every conceivable way for a couple of years now, catch a break. Brandon Knight, the next Jason Terry, has fallen to them in a way that they probably did not expect, and they snap him up. Knight's presence in an already crowded backcourt serves only to further confuse the issue, but this would have been the case no matter who they drafted. Right now, nobody is a good fit in Detroit.

I wonder if they still have Brevin Knight's draft name board thing to recycle for Brandon. It has happened before, when Alade Aminu's (unused) board was salvaged for Al-Farouq Aminu the following season. If 22 of 30 NBA teams really were losing money, you would think that these kind of austerity measures would be in force. The financial crunch has already seen Mark Jones lose his chair for the evening. If they kept Kenny Walker's for Kemba, even better.

(The "B. Biyombo" one can probably be eBayed.)

In his one minute round-up of Knight's abilities, Jay Bilas calls him "good" ten times, and a "guy" five times.

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June 22, 2011

Brandon Knight - The second best guard in the draft, and quite possibly the third overall pick in it, has the upside of Jason Terry. For whatever reason, this is often assumed as a bad thing, despite the fact that Jason Terry just won a ring as the second or third best player on an NBA championship winning team, averages 16 and 5 for his career, and is amongst the all-time leaders in three point shooting. If Brandon Knight were to develop into anything like Jason Terry - specifically a Mavs-era Terry, but a Hawks-era Terry would do too - then what's not to like?

Wouldn't Jason Terry go third or fourth overall in this draft?

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March 16, 2011

In accordance with prophecy, Kentucky turned over their entire roster. Five players from last season were drafted into the NBA, while a 6th - shooting guard Darnell Dodson - was dismissed from the team. (He then promptly got arrested for disorderly conduct and transferred to Southern Mississippi, which will be his fourth team in four seasons.) Perry Stevenson and Ramon Harris graduated and turned professional, and therefore, the only returning players were Darius Miller, DeAndre Liggins, Josh Harrellson and Jon Hood. Only the first two played significant minutes last season. It was, by and large, a complete reformation.

Of course, while a lot of talent went out, a lot more came in. Freshman Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and Doron Lamb form arguably the best freshman trio in the nation, rivalled only by perhaps that of Ohio State. (Stacey Poole, another top 100 recruit, has played only 45 minutes all season. Not a good freshman season for Stacey Poole.)

Knight is a terrific scoring guard, in the mold of those such as Ben Gordon or Jason Terry. He's not really a point guard - he gets the ball over half court, makes the first pass, can find people in transition, and that's about it. Yet when it comes to scoring, he can do it all - driving, finishing, shooting, and creating shots. Much the same is true of Lamb, a born scorer way ahead of the usual freshman curve. Lamb scores from the perimeter, the mid-range and within the paint, all with startling efficiency. He is athletic, fluid, just about big enough, disciplined and agile, with the ability to create shots, hit open ones, run the court and get to the basket. He has a mid-range game, doesn't take bad shots, and doesn't make too many bad decisions. Furthermore, to compliment that, he has improved his defense significantly throughout the course of the season. He has real pro potential.

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