Knight is starting at shooting guard Monday against the Knicks, FOX Sports Ohio reports.
Knight will be rewarded with a spot in the starting lineup after scoring nine points in 12 minutes during his Cavs debut over the weekend. The guard has only surpassed 10 minutes on seven occasions this season, averaging 5.3 points and 1.4 assists in 13.7 minutes during those contests, so it would be unwise to expect much from Knight right away.
After being shipped to Cleveland in a three-team deal that was completed Wednesday, Knight was slated to join the Cavaliers in Washington in advance of Friday's 119-106 loss to the Wizards. However, he wasn't able to catch a flight into the nation's capital until after the Cavs' morning shootaround, prompting coach Larry Drew to hold Knight out of the game, per Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Now that he's at least had a day to get acclimated with his team, Knight should at least dress for Saturday's contest, though it's possible he's withheld from the rotation until he has a chance to practice with the Cavaliers.
Knight, along with Marquese Chriss, was traded to the Cavaliers on Wednesday in a three-team deal. The point guard has appeared in just 12 games this season and played under 10 minutes per game with Houston, and chances are he won't see a much bigger role in Cleveland given the team's focus on rookie point guard Collin Sexton and his development.
Knight has been traded to Cleveland in a three-team trade that will send Iman Shumpert to the Rockets and Alec Burks to the Kings, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Knight hasn't seen much action this season, playing in just 12 games and averaging just 9.8 minutes. It's unclear what Knight's role will be in Cleveland, but it likely won't be a large role, as the Cavaliers will likely continue to rely on rookie Collin Sexton running the point.
Knight (knee) is available for Sunday's game against Orlando, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Knight has missed seven straight games with a left knee injury, but he evidently feels good enough to give it a go. With Chris Paul returning from injury and rejoining the starting lineup, Austin Rivers will be the first point guard off the bench, although Knight could also see some run to get him back into the swing of things.
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