As a continuation of his rehabilitation process, Houston Rockets guard Brandon Knight will serve a short stint in the G League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Injury news for Rockets, who are 9-11: Guard Brandon Knight will be assigned to the NBA G League and play in rehab assignment tonight for Rio Grande Valley as he nears return from knee surgery, per league sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 30, 2018
Knight, now 26 years of age, hasn’t played a game since February 2017 due to a knee injury. He has undergone two surgeries since. He called the second procedure “a minor setback,” and it seems he’s inching closer to making a return to the court.
“I feel it’s going well,” Knight told the Houston Chronicle in October. “Every day I’m working hard to feel like my normal self, to get back to playing, game mode. It’s tough to put a timetable on things. Just going day-by-day.”
A 6-foot-3 University of Kentucky product, Knight holds career averages of 15.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting form the field (35.7 percent from beyond the arc), 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per outing.
When Knight is officially cleared for action, he’ll provide much-needed depth on a scuffling Rockets team.
“It was exciting to be traded here, very exciting,” Knight said. “I know all the talent that is here. For me, it’s about being able to learn as well, to learn and win and be productive to help this team win a championship.”
The Rockets (9-11 and fifth in the Southwest Division standings) will be back in action Friday night, when they’ll travel to San Antonio for a matchup against the Spurs. Tip-off inside the AT&T Center is set for 8:00 p.m. ET with ESPN having live broadcast coverage.