HoopsHype Brandon Knight rumors

February 21, 2013 Updates

Brandon Knight came back from one injury and when the Detroit Pistons guard was forced back to the bench 45 seconds later, he had a second one. Knight left Wednesday's win over the Charlotte Bobcats with a hyperextended right knee in the third quarter. Upon his return, he quickly incurred a twisted right ankle and hobbled back to the bench again. "I think I was just trying to compensate and wasn't really ready to go back out there, just wanted to," Knight said. "God found a way to sit me down." Booth Newspapers

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January 30, 2013 Updates

The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

January 14, 2013 Updates

Utah's extra feisty and physical defense was a popular topic in the Pistons locker room, according to the Detroit News. Beat writer Vincent Goodwill described the Jazz as using "physical play (that) bordered on early-90's assault as they mucked up the game, preventing the Pistons from doing virtually anything on the offensive end." Forward Jason Maxiell: "They took advantage and hit us and we didn't fight back, got us into a hole." Guard Brandon Knight: "They punched us in the face and there was nothing we could do about it. "Instead of fighting back, we just kind of laid down a little bit." Deseret News

November 12, 2012 Updates

Dooling earned a reputation as a mentor for young players over the years, including the Pistons' Brandon Knight and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo. He was, in the NBA lexicon, a good locker room guy. He ascended to a vice presidential role in the players' union, always immaculately dressed, able to roll in all manner of different worlds, paying his mentor role forward as he had been helped over the years by the likes of Eddie Jones, Doug Overton and Adonal Foyle, among others. "It's my duty," Dooling said. "I get a lot of pleasure seeing young men, people around their game, reach their goals, accomplish their goals. Uplift their family, uplift their community. And a lot of times, cats just don't know how to do it. They don't know how to put a name or a face to that success they're striving to achieve. I kind of normalize it for them, because I've come from nothing. I've come from the slums, the City Zone, as we like to call it in Fort Lauderdale. I've had a very unique ride, a very unique journey." NBA.com

November 6, 2012 Updates

"I feel like I'm not in a rhythm at all," Stuckey said about his poor shooting. "I just feel like last year, I was having the ball in my hand, being able to create, and play in transition. Coming in the second quarter when Brandon Knight went to the bench last year, being the point guard, and being able to use my post position on smaller guards, I just feel like I'm not using that right now. " TalkBasket

October 22, 2012 Updates
May 25, 2012 Updates

"It feels good, but I'm not just satisfied with that," Knight said Thursday afternoon as he signed autographs at Hollywood Market in Lake Orion on Lapeer Road, a few miles from the Palace. "I want to continue to get better. It's an honor to be selected as first-team all-rookie, but that's the minimum. I really don't care about accolades; I just want to focus on the Pistons being a playoff team." Detroit Free Press

April 29, 2012 Updates

As he walked out of the Pistons' locker room Thursday night following the season-ending victory over the 76ers, Prince first spoke of the need for an inside presence. Then, he offered an interesting observation. "Brandon Knight is our starting point guard and will continue to be, but hopefully we can get a veteran point guard to kind of mentor him a little bit," Prince said. "There can be times that me and Ben Wallace can mentor and help him out and whatnot, but I think if you have a point guard that's been through the wars, he can help him out a little bit better than we can." Detroit Free Press

February 8, 2012 Updates
February 5, 2012 Updates

Brandon Knight suffered a broken nose when the Detroit Pistons rookie took an elbow from former Piston DaJuan Summers, of the New Orleans Hornets, midway through the first quarter of tonight's game. Knight's return is doubtful, according to Pistons public relations. Knight was underneath the basket defensively, awaiting a possible rebound, when he got caught by the errant elbow. Knight retreated to the baseline, then went down to in front of the Hornets' bench, with 6:51 left in the first quarter and the Pistons leading 11-8. Booth Newspapers

January 28, 2012 Updates

So far Knight is looking for his own shot a little too much (12.8 PPG as opposed to just 3.3 APG), but that can change over time, the scout said. The scout went on to say that Knight “shouldn’t be starting now,” but he definitely has the “makings” of a solid NBA point guard . HoopsWorld

January 24, 2012 Updates

A scout for an NBA Western Conference team happened into the breakfast room at the hotel this morning, one day after the Detroit Pistons put up one of their worst performances of the season in a 99-79 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder which, proverbially, wasn't as close as the final score indicated. And the final score indicated it was pretty lousy. Asked which Pistons players his team might be interested in, if something could be done before the trade deadline, the scout gave a predictable answer: “The same two everybody is interested in.” That would be first-year point guard Brandon Knight and second-year big man Greg Monroe, the cornerstones of the rebuilding process, and the two Pistons presumed to be absolute untouchables. Booth Newspapers

January 11, 2012 Updates

The sight of the Pistons scattering quickly after Tuesday's loss to the reigning NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, before traveling today for Thursday's game against the Bucks, was telling. They had an optional practice today, and with a night at home, several key Pistons, including Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight, were dressed and walking out of the arena by the time head coach Lawrence Frank's frustration-laden press conference was complete. Even Vernon Macklin, who finally got some playing time against Dallas in a 100-86 loss which wasn't that close, escaped before Frank's press conference ended and the media contingent – it's not exactly a horde these days – converged upon the Pistons' locker room. Booth Newspapers

December 9, 2011 Updates
November 19, 2011 Updates

The venue for the game has not been finalized, but a number of former and current NBA players already have committed to participate. They include: Dwight Howard, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Allen and Chris Bosh. Sources also said Baron Davis, Vince Carter, Alonzo Mourning. Jamal Crawford, Rudy Gay, Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook, Amare Stoudemire, Blake Griffin, Tyler Hansbrough, Derek Fisher, Antawn Jamison, Juwan Howard, Quentin Richardson, Dahntay Jones, Brandon Knight, Jerry Stackhouse, John Wall, Dikembe Mutombo, Patrick Ewing and Doc Rivers are expected to play. Veteran WNBA star and all-time leading scorer Tina Thompson and former USC great Cheryl Miller also is expected to participate. ESPN.com

October 17, 2011 Updates

With this coming NBA season seemingly shrinking like Michelle Bachmann's poll numbers, logic suggests that Knight and other players might second guess decisions to enter the 2011 NBA Draft. Yet when asked how Knight was doing, his mother blithely answered, "He's fine." Fine? After playing point guard for a Final Four Kentucky team, Knight is fine with possibly not playing this season? He's not concerned or the least bit apprehensive about his basketball future? "For what?" Tonya Knight asked. " ... They will have an NBA season. If not this year, next year or the year after. "In the meantime, he'll do what he'd do anyway." Knight is taking online classes and working out. "Business as usual," his mother said. Lexington Herald-Leader

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