HoopsHype Brandon Knight rumors


June 22, 2014 Updates

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

April 3, 2014 Updates

Plenty of opposing players have had the misfortune of being dunked on by Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. From Brandon Knight to Timofey Mozgov, there are horror stories all over the league. But what happens when Griffin accidentally dunks on Jordan? They found out on Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns when Griffin put back a missed Chris Paul jumper over Jordan’s head. For The Win

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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

December 14, 2013 Updates

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

November 5, 2013 Updates

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

October 23, 2013 Updates

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

October 20, 2013 Updates

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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