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Brandon Knight goes through first full practice since 2017

Brandon Knight, Rockets

The Houston Rockets acquired shooting guard Brandon Knight from the Phoenix Suns in the Ryan Anderson trade, but the scoring guard hasn’t played in a game yet as he’s recovering from an ACL injury in his left knee.

On Wednesday, though, Knight took a big step, going through his first full-team practice for the first time since he suffered the ACL injury in the summer of 2017.

Brandon Knight, who missed the entire 2017-18 season, had a minor cleanup on his knee before training camp started as well. Injuries have been a constant theme in Knight’s pro career. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle in April of 2015 and has missed a plethora of games due to back ailments.

The 27-year-old Knight has career averages of 15.2 points in 382 games with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns. The eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft will give the Rockets depth in the backcourt and is owed $14,631,250 in 2018-19 and $15,643,750 in 2019-20.

Brandon Knight must be happy that he gets a chance to play for a playoff contending team. He feels playing with the Rockets core will elevate his game. Knight played in 54 games in 2016-17 with the Suns and averaged 11.0 points per contest. The 6-foot-3 scoring guard used his time off the court as a learning experience to help build his leadership skills.