Point guard Brandon Knight, who missed the entire 2017-18 season, had a minor cleanup on his knee and most likely won’t be ready for the start of training camp next week, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Knight suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the summer of 2017. Knight was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Houston Rockets in a deal for forward Ryan Anderson.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 20, 2018
Injuries have been a constant theme in Knight’s pro career. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle in April of 2015 and has missed a plethora of games due to back ailments.
Brandon Knight, 26, has career averages of 15.2 points in 382 games with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns. The eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft will give the Rockets depth in the backcourt and is owed $14,631,250 in 2018-19 and $15,643,750 in 2019-20.
Knight is happy that he gets a chance to play for a championship on a contending team. He feels playing with the Rockets core will elevate his game.
Brandon Knight is happy that he gets a chance to play for a championship on a contending team. Feels playing with Rockets core will elevate his game.
— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) August 31, 2018
Knight played in 54 games in 2016-17 with the Suns and averaged 11.0 points per contest. The 6-foot-3 scoring guard used his time off the court as a learning experience to help build his leadership skills.
“When you can’t play, you can’t affect the game on the court,” Knight told Suns.com. “I just found other ways to try to help my teammates be better. Whether that be telling tidbits I saw that I observed. I just tried to be a veteran presence on our team and lead through that.”