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Brandon Knight
Brandon Knight
Position: G
Born: 12/02/91
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.7 kg.
Salary: $15,643,750
So after all the watching, all the work behind the scenes, and all the wondering when he might just get the chance to get back to wearing a uniform and bouncing a ball, instead of looking at someone else do it, Knight wasn’t asking for much when he joined the Cavs. Knight, now 27, wasn’t demanding to start, even though he knew he was headed to one of the NBA’s worst teams. Nor was he thinking of mentoring the Cavs’ rookie starter, Collin Sexton. Not that he was opposed to either, it’s just, well, Knight needed the chance to restart his own career before he could ask more of the Cavs or help someone else get his career on track. What’s happened, then, is fairly remarkable. Knight’s been able to do it all.
But Knight can help Sexton (and has) in another way. Knight, like Sexton is now, was a 20-year-old starter as a rookie. The life and the pressure Sexton feels now, the mistakes he makes now, Knight felt it and made them when he was Sexton’s age. “I don’t know what the process was before I got here … I do know since I’ve gotten here I try to talk to him as much as I can,” Knight said. “I see myself a lot in him as a young guard having vets around me, having to learn when to score and when not to score, trying to use my speed but also trying to slow down. There’s a lot of things I had to deal with. So when I see him do certain things I’m like, ‘Man, I used to do that.’ ”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-team deal that sends Alec Burks to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Houston Rockets guard Brandon Knight, power forward Marquese Chriss and a 2019 first-round pick, league sources told cleveland.com Wednesday night. The 2019 first-rounder is lottery protected, according to a source.
Storyline: Alec Burks Trade?
The Rockets had been dangling a first-round pick to get out from under Knight’s hefty contract for the last week and the Cavaliers, with approval from chairman Dan Gilbert, were always willing to take on money beyond this year provided it came with an asset. The Cavs are “thrilled” about their haul for Burks, according to one member of the organization who spoke with cleveland.com about the deal.
To stay below the luxury tax, Cleveland needed to send Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV to the Rockets. The Cavaliers will create a $1.5M trade exception for both players. Cleveland is now $1.2M below the tax. Brandon Knight has a cap hit of $14.6M and $15.6M for 2019-20. Marquese Chriss is on a $3.2M expiring contract. Chriss was acquired into the $3.47M Rodney Hood that was recently created. The Cavaliers will need to keep on eye on their payroll for next season. Cleveland has $122.4M in guaranteed contracts, $10M below the luxury tax. The guaranteed salary does not include a projected top five pick in the June Draft.
8 months ago via ESPN
Storyline: Nik Stauskas Trade