Help is on the way, folks. One Houston Rockets guard is on his way back from an injury that has kept him sidelined this entire season so far. Can he be an answer off the bench?
The Houston Rockets are about to get slightly deeper, hopefully. Guard Brandon Knight is on his way back from injury after missing each game so far recovering from a torn ACL and other knee issues.
Brandon Knight was acquired by the Rockets this summer in a trade with the Suns for Ryan Anderson. Knight was essentially thrown in as a salary filler, but he could be very useful for the team this season if he can regain his old form.
At his best, Brandon Knight averaged almost 20 points a game and has proven to be a good, yet streaky, shooter from distance. His firepower off the bench could be deadly for the Rockets and just what they need if they want to get back on track this season.
Still, he’s recovering from an ACL injury, which is tough to get back to 100% from. He’s only 26, so he has that going for him at least.
The Rockets could use him
The Rockets could really use his scoring ability right about now. The bench of the team is among the worst in the league, especially when Chris Paul is out and Eric Gordon has to start games. No offense to Danuel House and Gary Clark, but they aren’t guys you want being the first two off the bench for a team, at least not yet.
If Knight can knock down open 3s and focus a bit more on his defense (one of his rough areas), he could be a solid contributor off the bench. He doesn’t need to do too much, but someone in the second unit has to hit shots for the Rockets.
Brandon Knight will head to the G League to play for the RGV Vipers and get back in the groove of an NBA-style game. He’ll be in uniform tonight, which you can watch on their Facebook or the G League website if you’re so inclined to do so.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) November 30, 2018
Chris Paul and Gerald Green have both missed the last two games with leg injuries. Thankfully, it seems like both of them will return tonight as the Rockets face the Spurs on national television. Let’s hope they are both back to 100%, because their production is necessary, especially CP3’s, to Houston’s success.
In games without Chris Paul this season, the Rockets are a miserable 0-5. When both James Harden and CP3 both suit up, however, the squad is a solid 8-4.