Brandon Knight Biography
Brandon Knight is an American Pro basketball player who plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA. He started his basketball career with Detroit Pistons. He also played basketball at the University of Kentucky. Brandon has managed to win the 2009 and 2010 Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year awards.
Brandon was born in Miami, Florida. He went to Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he twice honored by Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He played outstandingly well in his junior and senior years.
Brandon Knight Age
Knight was born on December 2, 1991. He is 27 years old as of 2018.
Brandon Knight Height
Brandon stands at an average height of 6 feet and 3 inches.
Brandon Knight Trade November 2019
NBA teams scouring the early-season trade market are reportedly more interested in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Brandon Knight than they are in the team’s star power forward, Kevin Love.
“If you can take the hit on his (salary) number and match it, you can get rid of a bad contract and get a guy who can still play,” a league executive told Deveney. “He’s got the most interest. He is 27 years old. He’s been through a lot obviously with the injuries, but he is a guy who can probably help you this year and maybe you keep him on a good value deal if he produces.”
On the court, Knight has steadily regressed since averaging 19.6 points and 5.1 assists with the Phoenix Suns in the 2015-16 season. He played a reserve role for the Suns the following year, missed the entire 2017-18 with a torn ACL, and in the past two seasons between the Cavaliers and Houston Rockets, he has earned just 26 starts.
In two games this year he’s averaged five points and three assists per contest, shooting 27.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from three. It seems unlikely he has much of a future in Cleveland, with recent first-round picks Collin Sexton and Darius Garland the backcourt of the future and Jordan Clarkson and Matthew Dellavedova available off the bench.
Another issue for Knight is that he isn’t a particularly good perimeter shooter. His best season in that regard came in the 2014-15 season with the Milwaukee Bucks, when he shot 40.9 from three. But for his career, he’s a more pedestrian 35.4 percent from deep, and last year shot just 31.8 percent from beyond the arc. Teams around the NBA aren’t more interested in Love than they are in Knight.
Brandon Knight Career
From an early age, he showed a huge interest in basketball. On Nov 12, 2010, he made his debut for Kentucky. He recorded 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in an 88-65 win over East Tennessee State. Due to his effective performance, he was also selected as the finalist for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award. In April 2011, he announced for the NBA draft by foregoing his final three years of college eligibility.
On June 23, 2011, he landed his steps at the NBA. He started his NBA career with Detroit Pistons. On Feb 27, 2013, he scored his career-high 32 points in a 96-95 win against the Wizards. On July 31, 2013, the Milwaukee Bucks along with Viacheslav Kravtsov and Khris Middleton acquired him.
On Feb 19, 2015, he was picked by the Phoenix Suns. On July 17, 2015, he re-signed a five-year $70 million contract with Suns. On Nov 16, 2016, he scored a season-high 32 points off the bench in a 120-104 loss to the Denver Nuggets.
On August 31, 2018, Knight was traded, alongside Marquese Chriss, to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton. Despite looking to rehabilitate his career in 2018–19, Knight was ruled out indefinitely prior to the season after his surgery got infected during the offseason.
On November 30, he was assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA G League on a rehab assignment. He played for the Vipers that night, recording 16 points and five assists in 22 minutes against the Salt Lake City Stars, before being recalled by the Rockets on December 1.
On December 13, he made his debut for the Rockets, recording one assist and one rebound in four minutes in a 126–111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, marking his first game since February 15, 2017. He played 12 games for the Rockets, with his final appearance coming on January 11 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was sidelined in January due to left knee soreness.
Come February 7, 2019, Knight was acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team trade involving the Rockets and the Sacramento Kings. He made his debut for the Cavaliers two days later, scoring nine points in just under 12 minutes off the bench in a 105–90 loss to the Indiana Pacers
Brandon Knight Net Worth
Knight has been able to accumulate a total net worth of 10 million dollars from his basketball career as of 2019.
Brandon Knight Girlfriend
Knight has not been dating anyone so far. His admirers have countless queries related to his private life. Probably he is single and it seems like he is enjoying the single life.