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April 18, 2015 Updates

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight has had arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle. The Suns said Saturday that Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the surgery Friday in Los Angeles. USA Today Sports

April 15, 2015 Updates

For the second consecutive year, a point guard in his first season with the Suns was leaving US Airways Center after an injury-marred, non-playoff season and heading into restricted free agency. But Brandon Knight does not sound like he wants any part of the summer-long saga that teammate Eric Bledsoe had last year before agreeing to a deal in late September. Unlike Bledsoe's non-committal approach to free agency after last season ended, Knight expressed a desire to return to Phoenix on Wednesday when the Suns met as a team and had individual exit interviews with team brass. "If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here. I like the way I've been treated so far. Top-class organization. I'm looking forward to a future with the Suns." Arizona Republic

The Suns can match any offer sheet that Knight might sign with another team in July or offer him an additional year that no other team can do. "I enjoy my time here," Knight said. "I look forward to being here in the future and we'll see what happens this summer but I'm optimistic about returning next summer." Arizona Republic

April 6, 2015 Updates

Brandon Knight's Suns season barely even started and now it appears to be shutting down. Knight is not expected to play again this season for the Suns due to a heel bone bruise associated with the left ankle sprain that he suffered on March 9. Knight will not join the Suns on their four-game trip that starts with a Tuesday night game at Atlanta. When the Suns return, the only remaining game will be an April 14 season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers that Knight is not expected to play. "It's a tough situation," Knight said. "If it feels better, we'll see what happens but I'm in no rush to come back and make any worse. You can't just keep pounding on a bruise and have it get better." Arizona Republic

April 2, 2015 Updates

The Knicks will make their pass at Marc Gasol and LaMarcus Aldridge, and likely at Rajon Rondo and/or Goran Dragic, too, but expect them to be aggressive in pursuing as many young free agents as possible. Jackson does not want to build a team around players in their early 30s. That means Reggie Jackson, Greg Monroe and Brandon Knight will factor prominently on the Knicks’ radar as the team looks to avoid its long-standing habit of indulging in short-term fixes that set the franchise back in the long term. Sporting News

April 1, 2015 Updates

During the beginning of his career, Knight read Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success. Through his struggles in Detroit as a Piston, to his success in Milwaukee, Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule resonated with Knight. “I read that a couple of years ago and kind of thought it reminded me of myself a little bit, as far as you’ve got to put in the hours to be great at a certain event or certain sport,” Knight said. “Whatever it is, you’ve got to put the time in. Of course you’ve got talent, but in order to reach that potential, you have to put that time in to be as great as you want to be.” Triangle Offense

After years of being underrated and overlooked, Knight is beginning to earn his due. To make room for Knight, Phoenix parted ways with point guard Isaiah Thomas as well as Ennis and Plumlee after sending Goran Dragic (and brother Zoran) to the Miami Heat. Suns officials said after the trade they believed that Knight was the best player involved. “A lot of people tried to put limitations on my game and say I wouldn’t be this, I wouldn’t be that,” Knight said. “I think I’ve proven a lot of people wrong. I don’t think a lot of people thought I would be here based on my first two years.” Triangle Offense

March 29, 2015 Updates

Paul Coro: Brandon Knight will return from an eight-game absence and come off the bench, likely early, for #SunsVsThunder tonight. Twitter @paulcoro

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Several general managers and executives I’ve spoken with peg Knight’s value around a $12 million annual salary. With that in mind, a team hoping to land him in restricted free agency would likely have to offer a full maximum contract to have the best chance to realistically land him. However, it would be a hard sell for Phoenix to not match any offer for Knight after giving up valuable assets to land him at the trade deadline and dealing Dragic and Thomas as well separately. SheridanHoops

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February 25, 2015 Updates

The Suns hit the abort button on their point guard trio at last week’s NBA trade deadline, shipping away Goran Dragic (Miami) and Isaiah Thomas (Boston) while bringing in four-year veteran Brandon Knight from Milwaukee. In Knight, Phoenix gets a playmaker who fits alongside the new face of the team, Eric Bledsoe. “I think we’ll make a dynamic backcourt,” Knight said. “I know it’s tough in the West, but I think with two guards that can defend and create and get in the paint, I think it’s a positive.” Sports Illustrated

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