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After two seasons of replacement-level production in Detroit, Knight started his time in Milwaukee with a hamstring injury 105 seconds into his Bucks career. But he overcame the injury-marred start and finished his first Bucks season with 4.0 wins above replacement (WARP) to rank 94th in the league. This year, Knight has already compiled 5.1 WARP, 26th in the NBA. He's been the Bucks' best overall player and seems to enjoy playing for Kidd on one of the league's most improved teams. "[Kidd] has helped me in everything, thinking the game, being smarter with decision-making," Knight said. "Overall he just has a great feel for the game and he transfers that to us, allows us to think about the game the same way he still does." ESPN.com

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Knight is averaging a team-leading 18.2 points, 5.1 assists and 4.2 rebounds while starting all 42 games. On Thursday night's all-star special on TNT, Charles Barkley had Knight on his list of all-star reserves. "I can't sit here and tell you I don't want to make it," Knight said of the NBA All-Star Game, scheduled for Feb. 15 in New York. "It's something I would love to be a part of. "It would mean a lot for me to be a part of that (the all-star weekend) and definitely to be a part of that in the city of Milwaukee, a city that gave me a chance to play my game. It would be really special for me." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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That means he will enter next summer as a restricted free agent, joining a crowded group of point guards scheduled to hit the market. But league executives don’t expect Knight to go very far. Certainly, if Knight has his way, he will sign the kind of contract he was looking for this summer from the Bucks, and keep himself in Milwaukee. Even if he signs a free-agent deal elsewhere, because he is a restricted free agent, the Bucks can match the contract. “I don’t really have a choice anyway,” Knight told Sporting News. “Milwaukee has the right to match, so if they want me to stay, I am staying. But there are no ill feelings or bad blood, it just didn’t work out at the time. I am looking forward to this summer and sitting down after we have a better year than we did last year and working something out this summer.” Sporting News

Thus far, his relationship with Kidd has been good, and Kidd obviously likes him — Kidd has used every bit of his roster thus far this year, but Knight is the only Buck averaging more than 30 minutes per game. Surely a contract can’t be far behind. “Hopefully, at the end of this year, we will revisit it then, and it will work out how it was supposed to,” Knight said. “I like being in Milwaukee, I love my teammates, I love the staff, this is a great place to be. I enjoy it here, so hopefully this summer we can work it out so I can stay.” Sporting News

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Milwaukee's extension talks with Brandon Knight have ended, sources tell Yahoo Sports. Knight plans to enter restricted free agency in July. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

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