Houston Rockets point guard Brandon Knight appears to have taken the next step in his recovery from knee surgery.

Brandon Knight was traded from the Phoenix Suns to the Houston Rockets in a deal for forward Ryan Anderson. The scoring guard missed the entire 2017-18 season with an ACL injury and had a minor cleanup on his knee before the season started.

According to Kelly Iko of The Athletic, Knight was in full gear Wednesday getting shots up at Rockets practice. It's the first time this season he has done this.


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.

Knight, 26, has career averages of 15.2 points and 4.3 assists 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 once he's cleared to play.

Knight is owed $14,631,250 this season and $15,643,750 in the 2019-20 campaign. He played in 54 games in 2016-17 with Phoenix 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.