Amid Trade Rumours, Knight May be Out for Season with ACL Tear
It is no secret that with the Phoenix Suns core of young guards, Brandon Knight was the weak link that had to go.
After a disastrous 2016-17 campaign, Knight’s trade value took a big hit and now to make matters worse for the Suns and the veteran point guard, Knight has suffered a torn ACL and may miss the entire 2017-18 season. According to the team, the 25-year old suffered the injury while playing basketball near his Florida home.
The former number eight overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft is coming off his worst season, in which he averaged 11.0-points, 2.4-assists, and a career-low 21.1 minutes per game. He also just started five times in his 54-appearances during the 2016-17 season during which he shot 32.4% from three-point range, and under 40% overall.
To make matters worse for the Suns, Knight is still on the hook for three more years as per his contract, with a salary of $13.6-million for this upcoming season and a combined $43.9-million through 2019-20.
If anything, I hear the Brooklyn Nets have begun taking on bad contracts.