HoopsHype Brandon Knight rumors

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Knight, taken by Detroit as the No. 8 pick in 2011, remains a critical figure to the Bucks' chances for significant improvement. He is entering his fourth NBA season but will not turn 23 years old until Dec. 2. "I look at Brandon, he goes at the speed that I think I went at when I was 19 or 20 years old," Kidd said. "It's understanding what he can see at that speed. "Some people can't see that, so they might think he's out of control. But when he's been playing early on, he's finding open guys and getting a lot of his teammates shots. I don't mind that speed as long as it's under control." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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On the surface, at least, Knight doesn’t seem the least bit distracted by his contract situation. He insists he's only concerned about building on last season’s breakout campaign. “That’s for agents to do and for the media to talk about,’’ Knight said about his contract situation. “He (Bledsoe) did his thing this year and his agent (Rich Paul) did a great job of getting him that deal. “I’m taking it day by day. I’m not even focusing on that now. Either way, I’m going to play well this season like I played well last season.’’ Racine Journal-Times

Knight, an extremely confident but not cocky sort, firmly believes it’s the latter. “I do. Of course,’’ Knight responded when asked if he considered himself an upper-echelon caliber player. “I’m not going to sit here and tell you I’m not. I think I've showed I can play with the best of them. “If I went down a list, I don’t think there’s anything I can’t do on the court.’’ Racine Journal-Times

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Earlier this week 25-year-old twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris of the Phoenix Suns signed four-year extensions of $32 million and $20 million, respectively. "He's a piece we want here," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Wednesday, referring to Knight. "You talk about his work ethic, the way he approaches the game, he's a professional, on and off the court. "I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's success. I want everyone to have the ultimate goal of winning and being financially set. Our job as coaches is to help them achieve that goal." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Two years ago, several guards in the 2009 draft class signed extensions, including Stephen Curry (four years at $44 million), Jrue Holiday (four years at $41 million), Ty Lawson (four years at $48 million) and DeMar DeRozan (four years at $40 million). Earlier this week 25-year-old twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris of the Phoenix Suns signed four-year extensions of $32 million and $20 million, respectively. "He's a piece we want here," Bucks coach Jason Kidd said Wednesday, referring to Knight. "You talk about his work ethic, the way he approaches the game, he's a professional, on and off the court. "I'm not here to get in the way of anyone's success. I want everyone to have the ultimate goal of winning and being financially set. Our job as coaches is to help them achieve that goal." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Knight made it clear in his comments on media day and again Wednesday that he considers himself a point guard, not a combo guard. "It's my best position," he said. "Point guards have to be able to beat their guy, get in the paint and make the right decision. I can get in the paint at any time. "So it was just a matter of me making the right decision, whether it be to score the basketball or get guys involved. I know from playing point and being in the NBA the last couple years, that I've improved at the spot. It's not something you just pick up right away." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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It is unlikely that the Bucks and Knight reach an extension unless it’s a landslide in Milwaukee’s favor. Both sides have talked and the Bucks say they want to keep him so a deal is very possible. It’s going to come down to the math and that may not get decided until this summer. Basketball Insiders

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Still another Bucks player who could be wearing a new uniform next season is beleaguered center Larry Sanders, who has been saddled by a spate of off-court issues. Sanders will be entering the first of a fully-guaranteed four-year, $44 million contract next season, making him virtually untradeable. However, some team may be enticed to take on Sanders’ issues and hefty contract if perhaps Ilyasova, Henson or Knight was part of a trade package. Racine Journal-Times

June 10, 2014 Updates

They've shown interest in Minnesota's Kevin Love, but they have also lowered their sights for players like Atlanta's Dennis Schroeder, and I'm told they also like Milwaukee's Brandon Knight. However, if Smart is on the board here, he'll be tough to pass. He's the perfect fit for a coach like Mike Malone. And don't count out Elfrid Payton here; he's coming off a terrific workout in Sacramento. If Smart is off the board, he's a possibility. ESPN.com

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