Cavs’ Brandon Knight looked ‘really good’ in team workouts
Brandon Knight is buried in the guard rotation for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The oft-injured guard may not likely see much playing time in the coming season. However, reports suggest that he’s looking better and may be able to get some playing time.
Chris Fedor of cleveland.com answered questions Cavs fans have about their team. One of them asked about Knight’s prospects in the team, and he gave an interesting reply.
While he won’t be starting for the Cavs every game, Fedor believes his current condition should help him get some significant playing time from the bench.
According to sources, Knight looked “really good” during Cleveland’s pre-camp workouts in New York recently. He was one of the players singled out. Most likely, his greatest impact will come as a valuable mentor to the young backcourt duo — or as a potential trade piece at the deadline because of his expiring contract. Taking on his money last season allowed the Cavs to net a first-round pick, which turned into sharpshooter Dylan Windler. Whatever Knight becomes in Cleveland this season, adding that contract was worth it.
Brandon Knight was drafted eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 Draft, but he wasn’t able to become the star point guard the Pistons needed then. He was a decent role player who has career averages of 14 points, 3.2 rebounds, and four assists.
His most recent outings have been affected by injuries, however. In fact, Brandon Knight wasn’t able to play in the 2017-18 season due to his poor health. This offseason is the first time in a while that he will be playing healthy.
If he does manage to get in shape, there’s no reason why he won’t get significant minutes with the Cavaliers this season.