HoopsHype Brandon Knight rumors

July 29, 2013 Updates

Until you guys are settled at the point guard spot, you guys will be linked to every point guard on the market. Correct? (The question was referring to a rumor about Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings rumor offering Brandon Knight for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo). Joe Dumars: (sighs) Unfortunately, yes. But I’m telling you we haven’t had conversations with what’s being reported out there. I can flat out tell you that we haven’t conversations with those teams about that. Detroit Free Press

July 16, 2013 Updates

Being enamored with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo isn’t anything new for the Pistons, but the two sides aren’t likely to embark on a trade any time soon. The Boston Globe reported the Pistons offered guard Brandon Knight and an expiring contract — either Rodney Stuckey or Charlie Villanueva, as cap relief — for Rondo, who’s recovering from an ACL tear. The Celtics would want Andre Drummond, who’s obviously not available and won’t be, and the Pistons want to see how the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith play together before making any deals to drastically alter their foundation. Detroit News

July 8, 2013 Updates

In his mind, Brandon Knight believes there’s no better point guard for the job than the one the Pistons selected two years earlier, but he heard the talk around the draft -- and didn’t have to sit in a news conference to know that. “I don’t really pay attention to that stuff; you hear it here and there. It’s expected,” Knight said. “Trey Burke, being from Michigan, it’s expected. It’s all good, it’s all motivation for me, though.” Detroit News

June 13, 2013 Updates
April 18, 2013 Updates

During an 18-month investigation, Yahoo! Sports identified multiple athletes that purchased promissory notes from Success Trade. Among them were Detroit Pistons guard Brandon Knight, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden, San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and former Chicago Bears defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. Yahoo! Sports

March 21, 2013 Updates

Jason Terry has been a human pinata for the better part of the last three days, subjected to ridicule for getting posterized by LeBron James in the Heat's win over the Celtics in Boston Sunday. Many observers believe Terry -- just like when the Pistons' Brandon Knight got dunked on by the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan -- simply should have gotten out of the way as James was about to catch the alley-oop. Cuban vehemently disagrees with that assertion. "More credit for Jet. I'm of the opposite category," the Mavs owner said last night. It's the gutless who worry about what they look like in a poster and it's the real guys, the real players who have no problem playing the game. "Like I said before, I give credit to Brandon Knight, I give credit to Jet. You do your job and not care about the posters or the tweets. Those are the kind of guys teams wants." Newsday

March 19, 2013 Updates

"I mean, to me, I don't know what the culture, whether it's an AAU environment — I hate to blame that — or what the situation is, but when I read that and saw that stuff how it was such a ... it just goes to show you we're celebrating the wrong (stuff). We really are." Frank added: "If Brandon could have fouled the guy (and stopped the basket), DeAndre Jordan, the way he shoots free throws, it would've been a total non-issue. But at least Brandon has the courage to put himself out there to make a play. And the fact that people laugh about it and joke about it, I don't know USA Today Sports

March 14, 2013 Updates

Jackson knows firsthand the experience of being victimized by an iconic dunk. The Phoenix Suns’ Tom Chambers tossed down a famous two-handed jam in 1989, while Jackson, then a point guard with the New York Knicks, futilely tried to draw a charge. In the wake of Knight’s victimization by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan earlier this week and the Pistons in town Wednesday night, someone had to remind Jackson of his moment on a poster nearly 25 years ago. “The funny thing is that the people talking about the lists of the dunks -- the younger announcers forget about it until, you can tell, the one with a little bit of gray hair says, 'What about the Mark Jackson one?'” he said. “Then all of a sudden, it lights up. It was comical, because a lot of my players didn't know it was me. “They were talking about the Tom Chambers dunk, and a couple of the older guys said it was me in the picture. Then all of a sudden, it's 'that was you, Coach.’ It's a bad, bad memory.” Detroit Free Press

March 12, 2013 Updates

His latest setback -- a severely sprained right ankle suffered in Monday's loss to the Utah Jazz -- is another opportunity to show resolve. "Everything happens for a reason, so just take the good with the bad," Knight said quietly, after the Pistons' winless March continued Monday. "I'm the type of guy that, whatever happens, that's what's supposed to happen. "I put in the time and effort, so it'll go the way it's supposed to go when you do that." USA Today Sports

March 11, 2013 Updates

This time, it was Brandon Knight. A year ago, it was the Clippers' Blake Griffin dunking on Kendrick Perkins. As a center, Perkins is bigger, stronger, and that makes Griffin's dunk more impressive. They gave Perkins this treatment, too. Even now, he still comes back for more. "If I was in the same position, in the same rotation, I'm going to jump again and again and again," Perkins told Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears. "A lot of people are afraid of humiliation or don't know how to handle embarrassment or would even get embarrassed. I don't care. Yahoo! Sports

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