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Knight downplayed the incident in the locker room. "It happens, especially when a team is struggling, even when a team is doing well," Knight said. "It may get heated sometimes, but what happened in here is nothing. "It's guys talking about how we can improve. If we don't address it, we'll never improve. It may involve calling a teammate out. "That's holding each other accountable. And that's what all good teams do. I didn't see today as bickering." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Harrison's stock isn't plummeting; if the draft were held today, he would likely still be a top-10 pick. But NBA executives' love affair with the 6-foot-6, 215-pound playmaker has cooled down. Fortunately, Harrison plays for a coach that has been highly successful developing point guards (Derrick Rose, John Wall, Brandon Knight, among others) and Calipari-coached teams have a history of improving as the season goes on. If Harrison's jump shot improves, he could be back challenging Smart for the nation's top playmaker by the end of the season. SI.com

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Drew said point guard Brandon Knight will have his minutes increased after playing 15 minutes against Dallas on Saturday night. Knight had been sidelined with a right hamstring strain. "He's just coming back to us and we want to gradually get him back into a rhythm," Drew said. "Get his conditioning back. We won't log too many minutes on him." Knight will come off the bench Tuesday and rookie Nate Wolters will start, Drew said. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Charles F. Gardner: #Bucks injury report for Tuesday: Luke Ridnour still out; Brandon Knight did not practice; Nate Wolters set to start vs. Cavs on Wednesday. Twitter @cf_gardner

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Bucks point guard Brandon Knight will sit out Wednesday night's preseason game against the New York Knicks due to a sore left hamstring. Knight has battled the injury during training camp but played in the first five exhibition games, including a 23-minute stint against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night. "He was talking about it during training camp and at this stage we don't want to aggravate it anymore," Bucks coach Larry Drew said. "With just two exhibition games left, we want to make sure we don't limp into the regular season." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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The Bucks have exercised contract options on point guard Brandon Knight and forward John Henson. General manager John Hammond announced the moves this weekend. Knight, acquired from the Pistons in the offseason in the deal that sent Brandon Jennings to Detroit, had his fourth-year option picked up. Boston Herald

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Knight averaged a mere four assists a game while playing for the Detroit Pistons last season. That tied him for 38th place in the NBA. Not good. But Knight insists that stat is rather deceiving. “I’m not trying to blame anybody,” Knight said while carefully choosing his words. “But the team we had ... It was a tough situation. “When you have shooters, it’s easy to get assists because they’re going to knock down open shots. We had, maybe, one (Kyle Singler) knock-down shooter. “And I didn’t have any bigs who could stop and pop. The only one we had was Charlie Villanueva and he didn’t play much. And, when he did play, he was with the second unit so I wasn’t playing much with him.” Racine Journal-Times

“In the first half of the season, I was playing the point guard position; in the second half, I played off the ball,” said the 21-year-old Knight, whom the Bucks acquired July 30 from the Pistons in a trade for disgruntled Brandon Jennings. “So, of course, my assists are going to go down. A lot of people outside looking in ... they look at the stats. But a lot of them didn’t know that. “When I started off the season, I was averaging about 5.5 assists and then, when I was moved, it dropped down to 4. I was handling the ball just here and there.” Racine Journal-Times

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Wall, who recently celebrated his 23rd birthday in New York, looked like he will be ready to go full bore during training camp as he lead his Blue team to a 111-95 victory in a game that also featured NBA players Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Brandon Knight, Patrick Patterson and Terrence Jones. DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Bledsoe, Wall’s good friends and former teammates for one year at Kentucky, were assistant coaches and helped get the most out of him — with a little reverse psychology. “E. Bled told me I wasn’t going to get 40, so I went to go get 40,” Wall proclaimed to reporters after the game. Washington Post

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But while Rose and Wall quickly made their marks in the NBA after leaving college — Rose with Chicago and Wall with Washington — Knight is still searching to make his mark. Some NBA officials wonder if he ever will. Knight begs to differ. Acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks in a multi-player deal with the Detroit Pistons last Wednesday, Knight is extremely confident in his abilities and his potential. “I know I can play with them because I have already,” Knight said Tuesday following a press conference at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. “I played against John; I played against Derrick and I know I have the talent and the skill set and the physical stature to play with those guys. “It’s not a question; it’s just a matter of me going out and doing it. And it’s having the opportunity to do so.” Racine Journal-Times

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Larry Sanders was asked his reaction to Tuesday's trade sending Brandon Jennings to Detroit and bringing 21-year-old point guard Brandon Knight to Milwaukee. "Well, Brandon Knight is a tough player, man," Sanders said. "He plays extremely hard. Every time I've had a chance to play against him, he's been a tough competitor. Sometimes he was out of position, jumping for blocks and stuff, but he don't have to do that no more. He can focus all of his energy up top. I just see me and him having a heck of a pick-and-roll game. Just hounding guys, he's a good defender, so he's going to add an element to our team as far as guard defense up top. And he can shoot the ball well, too, push the ball. A lot of speed. I think he's a great addition to the team." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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