HoopsHype Brandon Knight rumors

September 11, 2013 Updates

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

August 7, 2013 Updates

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

August 1, 2013 Updates

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

July 31, 2013 Updates
July 30, 2013 Updates

Jennings, taken 10th overall in the 2009 Draft, will get a three-year, $24 million contract from Detroit. He becomes the Pistons' starter next season, with veteran Chauncey Billups returning to the team where he was the 2004 NBA Finals MVP to serve as a backup. Detroit selected rookie shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope in this year's Draft, and signed forward Josh Smith from Atlanta for four years and $54 million. NBA.com

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

As an elite point guard during his playing career, he has a reputation for developing the position. That could be helpful with third-year Pistons guard Brandon Knight. Cheeks said Knight has “point guard skills and he has some two-guard skills.” “I’m not going to label Brandon as just a point guard,” Cheeks said. “He can be a 1, he can be a 2.” Detroit Free Press

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