Knight (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Knight was sidelined for all of training camp and the preseason, and while there was some optimism that he would be ready for the season opener, it looks like the point guard still has a little ways to go in his recovery from a torn ACL. Knight will continue to be evaluated on a game-to-game basis moving forward.
Knight (knee) will be held out of training camp and the preseason while recovering from an infection, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Rockets haven't released many details, but it appears as though Knight may have developed an infection following an offseason procedure on his left knee. The hope is that Knight will be ready to go around the start of the regular season, but given that he won't be able to work with his new team during the preseason, it's likely that his Rockets debut will be delayed. The 26-year-old sat out all of last season with a torn ACL and hasn't played in an NBA game since February of 2017.
Knight is expected to miss some time after undergoing a clean-up procedure on his left knee, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear whether Knight underwent another surgery, in addition to a procedure he had in July, or if he's simply still dealing with some lingering discomfort from the original one. Either way, it appears Knight won't be ready for the start of training camp and there's a realistic chance this could be something that lingers into the start of the regular season. When healthy, Knight is expected to give Chris Paul a breather most nights, but it's still questionable just how big of a workload he'll be able to take on considering he hasn't played in a game since the 2016-17 season. Michael Carter-Williams is also expected to split time in the backcourt.
Knight, who underwent a surgical "cleanup" on his knee about six weeks ago, may not be ready for the beginning of training camp, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM reports. Knight expects to be ready for the season, however.
Knight's career has been plagued by injuries lately, as he missed all of last season with a torn ACL and hasn't played more than 63 games since 2013-14. The hope is certainly that this most recent procedure will help strengthen his knee ahead of the season, though he may miss some valuable time during camp to build chemistry with his new teammates. In joining Houston, Knight appears to be a depth option at either guard slot, and it's not clear if he'll be an everyday player.
Knight should be ready for the 2018-2019 season after undergoing ACL surgery in his left knee in August of 2017. Though he sat out the entire 2017-2018 season, he averaged 11.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 54 games during the 2016-2017 campaign. Knight figures to add depth off the bench for the Rockets.
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