Brandon Knight G PHX 1 month ago

Knight (ankle) was spotted last week participating in voluntary workouts at the Suns' facility, the Arizona Republic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This report verifies Knight's statement from earlier this summer about fully healing from an ankle injury that limited him to 11 games with the Suns post-trade deadline. With Eric Bledsoe penciled in as the lead guard, Knight will have a difficult time replicating last season's performance during his tenure with the Bucks.

Brandon Knight G PHX 3 months ago

Knight and the Suns agreed to terms on a five-year, $70 million extension Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a breakout year as a member of the Bucks last season before being dealt to Phoenix at the trade deadline. An ankle injury limited him to only 11 games in a Suns uniform, but Phoenix apparently saw enough to offer a long-term deal. Knight averaged just 13.4 points and 4.5 assists in those 11 games. Assuming Eric Bledsoe isn't dealt, Knight figures to team with Bledsoe to keep the all-Kentucky backcourt intact.

Brandon Knight G PHX 4 months ago

Knight was traded from Milwaukee to Phoenix after the All-Star break. In 11 regular season games with the Suns he averaged 13.4 points (36% FG, 31% 3 Pt, 83% FT), 1.9 three-pointers, 4.5 assists, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.5 steals in 32 minutes per game in 2014-15. He is a restricted free agent this summer.

Before being traded, Knight was having an outstanding season with the Bucks averaging 17.8 points (44% FG, 41% 3Pt, 88% FT), 2.0 three-pointers, 5.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 steals in 33 minutes per game for 52 games. Once he departed for Phoenix, though, Knight's season went into a downward spiral. The 23-year-old had begun adapting to his new team in early March, but a left ankle sprain and heel bone bruise put him out for the rest of the season. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle to address the issue, but at this point his future is up in the air in Phoenix. Knight's value could change depending on where he lands for the 2015-16 season, but when healthy, he should be a top 50 player in standard leagues.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) is expected to make a full recovery from a minor procedure that addressed an irritating anterior flap of cartilage, The Arizona Republic reports.

Knight had the arthroscopic surgery performed Friday and there's no concern for his viability heading into next year because of the extended resting time he'll be able to get during the offseason. The 23-year-old is in line to be a restricted free agent this summer and the Suns will have to decide on whether or not they want to retain the efforts of Knight moving forward.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle Friday, the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports.

This was to take care of an injury that kept Knight out for the last 11 games of the regular season. He is a free agent this summer, and the injury could slightly lessen his price on the open market. There is no timetable available for his return, but that should become clearer in the coming months before any keeper decisions are due in long-term leagues.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.

As expected, Knight will remain out for Tuesday's season finale, capping off a disappointing stint with the Suns. Knight came over from Milwaukee at the trade deadline but appeared in only 11 games, 10 of which came before a severe ankle injury on Mar. 9. A restricted free agent this offseason, Knight should draw considerable interest, and it remains to be seen whether the Suns will look to keep him on the roster going forward.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a heel bone bruise, the Arizona Republic reports. "It's a tough situation," he 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."

With five contests remaining on the schedule and no end in sight to a full recovery, Knight is certainly a candidate to miss the remainder of the season. He won't join the Suns on their four-game road trip Tuesday through Sunday and isn't expected to play in the season finale on Tuesday, Apr. 14 against the Clippers. As a result, coach Jeff Hornacek will continue to ride P.J. Tucker and Marcus Morris on the wing.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Jazz, Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Knight will sit out for the 11th time in 12 games as he continues to nurse an ankle/heal injury. He's without a timetable and will continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis. Expect Marcus Morris to remain in the starting lineup in his place.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle/heel) won't take the court Thursday at Golden State, the Arizona Republic reports.

Knight will sit for the second game in a row, and 10th time in 11 outings, due to lingering foot issues. As long as he's sidelined, Marcus Morris will remain in the starting lineup, while Gerald Green and Archie Goodwin pick up increased run off the bench.

Brandon Knight G PHX 6 months ago

Knight (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's contest in Golden State, the Arizona Republic reports.

Knight mustered 22 minutes following an eight-game absence Sunday against the Thunder, a horrid 1-for-10 performance en route to three points, four assists, two rebounds, and one steal. Because his sprained ankle continues to ail him, there's no telling when he may return to the court.