Houston Rockets: 4 players that have something to prove
2. Brandon Knight
The Rockets were finally able to unload Ryan Anderson‘s contract and actually receive some talent in return. Brandon Knight was the headliner in the exchange for Ryno, because he has shown a lot of potential in the past.
To begin his career, Knight had a couple of solid seasons in Detroit before getting traded to the Bucks. In Milwaukee, Knight averaged 17.9 points and 5.1 assists per game in nearly two full seasons. Then, Knight got traded to the Suns, where he averaged a career high 19.6 points to go along with 5.1 assists in his first full season in Phoenix.
But there is one problem: those seasons have been a while ago now.
Knight hasn’t played in the NBA since February of 2017 and he is coming off of a torn ACL that cost him the entirety of last season. To make matters worse, Knight played terrible in the 2016-17 season, as he averaged a career-low 11.0 points per game.
Knight can create his own shot as well as shots for others. He’s an excellent scorer off of the pick-and-roll and he has very deep range . But he hasn’t played good basketball in the last two seasons and he suffered quite a serious injury last year. Trading for Brandon Knight was a risk for Houston, because he could be a feast or famine type of player.
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