Knight Suffers ACL Tear

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  1. Mainstreet

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    I read a tweet (I believe by Bordow) awhile back... couldn't find it... that hinted that Knight was likely not a part of the Suns future.
     
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    If they have decided the Knight is not part of our future (which I wholeheartedly agree with), why announce it now?

    It would just be another case of trying to unload an unwanted player while trying to get something decent in return.

    In this case, I'll stick up for the Front Office. Surprise, surprise. :thumbup:
     
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    I think the Suns are keeping an open mind about Knight, however, it's hard to see him resume his former prominence in the Suns plans.

    On January 19th, in a response to a question on twitter, Scott Bordow responded as follows about Knight's future with the Suns.


    I'm thinking this is still a fair assessment.
     
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    Poop Head Poster formerly known as kingdad

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    I'm somewhat optimistic about Knights return, that's how bad the Suns PG's have been this year. He can't be worse than Ulis has been this year, or how bad Mike James was as the starting PG. If he has a good coach that can get him to be more of a facilitator and gets him to refrain from taking those long 2's early in the shot clock, that will be an improvement. Perhaps he can rehab his career some and raise his trade value. I'm not holding out hope he'll be the player he was in Milwaukee when we traded for him but if he could play at that level I'd be ok with keeping him. If we have Knight as our starting PG alongside Booker, who will have half a season of PG under his belt, perhaps they can be a good tandem.
     
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    Is it optimism when your own evaluation is "He can't be worse than Ulis", "How bad Mike James was", "Get him to be more of a facilitator", "Get him to refrain from taking those long 2's early in the shot clock" and "Perhaps he can rehab".

    We're talking about a facilitator for the rest of this young team going forward. And eliminating the need for our leading scorer to become full time Point Guard as well.

    Knight is not a Point Guard. He is a hacker in a small body. We can do better. We need to do better!
     
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    Bada0Bing Don't Stop Believin'

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    It'll be interesting to see what he can bring off the bench next season.
     
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    Not sure if there's anything to this or not, I would think not, but who knows. I noticed Knight on the bench during the last few games and he posted a pic of himself in uniform to his instagram yesterday. What raises some questions though is he's wearing the new style like the team wore during the game yesterday. They didn't have those jerseys last year so it's not an old pic. He had surgery 8 months ago with typical recovery time is between 8-12 months. He is young and could be ready to go, or close to it. We'll see what happens.


     
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    The Suns also showed a video clip of a Knight dunk during the Thunder game. It brought back memories of what this young man can do on the court.

    Minimally Knight can be a bench player with the right attitude.
     
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    I love the facial expression. "Why am I even doing this?"
     
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    He has been on the bench supporting his teammates and getting excited during the game. Looks like he is getting along with his team. He could replace Daniels in the line up, but like what Daniels has done. Night is still a better overall player.
     
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    Knight would probably take Ulis' (or Harrison's) minutes behind Payton, no? Daniels might not be as versatile as Knight but he's by far the best shooter to spread the floor off the bench. That role is pretty valuable to this team.
     
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    If he’s gonna be of any use at all I hope he’s in the gym shooting 1000 threes a day.


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    He'd be better off practicing 1000 contested shots a step inside the line, since that's his go-to weapon.
     
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    Yeah, and in four seconds or less without passing the ball.
     

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