by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Suns all set on $70 million deal with G Brandon Knight
What was expected now appears official: the Suns have signed guard Brandon Knight to a five-year extension worth $70 million, a source has told CBSSports.com NBA Insider Ken Berger. Knight, who lost time late in the year to minor ankle surgery, has established himself as a standout. He averaged 17.2 points and a career-high 5.2 assists in 32 minutes per game last season. He hit a career-best 38.9 percent from beyond the arc as well.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Report: Brandon Knight to ink five-year deal with Suns
Free-agent guard Brandon Knight is expected to sign a five-year deal with the Suns once the free-agency period opens on July 1, per the Racine Journal-Times. Knight, who was traded to the Suns by the Bucks during last season, will receive around $70 million fro the deal, which will pair him with fellow guard Eric Bledsoe in the Suns backcourt. Knight played just 11 games with the Suns last season, as an ankle injury caused him to miss 16 of the team's last 17 contests.
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
Free agent Knight sees future with Suns alongside Bledsoe
Suns guard Brandon Knight will be a restricted free agent this offseason, but a shared playmaker role next to Eric Bledsoe has him thinking about the long-term with the organization, per The Arizona Republic. Knight, who can be signed to an offer sheet by any team in the league starting July 1, relished the opportunity to play alongside Bledsoe. "I thought it was fine," Knight said. "If Eric was a selfish guy, then I think it wouldn't work but both of us being pretty unselfish guys and really just wanting to win and also being familiar with each other, I think that helps the situation." Knight averaged 17 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game this season -- the best statistical numbers of his career -- but hopes to continue to increase his role with the Suns. "I'll continue to do the same things that I did this past year to continue to get better," Knight said. "For me, it's more of a team thing. I really want to try to push the guys on the Suns and this organization to be better, not just myself. I think true leaders make people around them better and that's what it's going to take for us to really take that next step. We've got to have each and every guy get better, not just myself but our entire team has to take steps this summer. It starts right now."
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Suns on Brandon Knight's surgery: 'It was a minor procedure'
Suns point guard Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic ankle surgery Friday, but president of basketball operations Lon Babby called it "a minor procedure," the Arizona Republic reports. "It was a minor procedure," Babby said. "There was an anterior flap (of cartilage) in his ankle that caused irritation. We expect a full recovery." Knight suffered the injury on March 9 and missed 16 of the team's final 17 games. He averaged 17.0 points and 5.2 assists in 63 games between the Bucks and Suns last season.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Report: Brandon Knight underwent ankle surgery on Friday
Suns point guard Brandon Knight underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on Friday, according to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. The Bucks traded Knight to the Suns in a three-team trade, which also involved the 76ers sending Michael Carter-Williams to the Bucks before this season's trade deadline. The injury kept him to 11 games after the Suns acquired him Feb. 19. Knight averaged 17.8 points, 5.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from downtown in 52 games with Milwaukee. In his 11 games for Phoenix, Knight averaged 13.4 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 35.7 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from 3-point range.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Brandon Knight optimistic he will return to Suns next season
Although Suns guard Brandon Knight was not able to finish the season because of a heel injury, he said would like to play for the Suns next season, reports The Arizona Republic. "If it can be quick and easy, that's the best thing," Knight said. "You don't want to go through a fight or anything like that or you don't want to drag it out as well. Definitely don't want anything that leads up to training camp. For me, it's just about doing what's best for me and my family and the Suns will do the same. I'm optimistic about the situation. I like it here. I like the way I've been treated so far. Top-class organization. I'm looking forward to a future with the Suns." Knight will become a restricted free agent in the offseason, but said his brief time in Phoenix left a good impression on him. "I enjoy my time here," Knight said. "I look forward to being here in the future and we'll see what happens this summer but I'm optimistic about returning next summer."
by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
Suns G Brandon Knight (heel) likely done for season
Suns point guard Brandon Knight (heel) is likely done for the season, according to AZCentral.com.Knight has been out since March 11 because of a heel bone bruise associated with a left ankle sprain."It's a tough situation," Knight said. "If it feels better, we'll see what happens but I'm in no rush to come back and make any worse. You can't just keep pounding on a bruise and have it get better."Knight will not join the Suns on their four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Atlanta.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Suns' Brandon Knight out again on Saturday
Suns PG Brandon Knight will miss his 11th game in the last 12 on Saturday. Knight will sit out the game against the Jazz with a sprained ankle. Originally listed as questionable, Knight was downgraded on Saturday, per AZCentral.com. The Suns are 1.5-point favorites at home.
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
Report: Suns G Brandon Knight out for Thursday's game
Suns guard Brandon Knight is out for Thursday's game against the Warriors, reports the Arizona Republic. Knight had missed eight games with an ankle injury before returning Sunday to only aggravate a heel injury. On the season, Knight is averaging points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Suns guard Brandon Knight (heel) is doubtful to play Thursday
Suns guard Brandon Knight is dealing with a heel injury and is doubtful to play in Thursday's game at Golden State, reports The Arizona Republic. Knight had missed eight games due to an ankle injury, but when he returned Sunday, he aggravated a heel injury in his left foot.