News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight is battling through foot and ankle injuries in the final week of the season, and has decided his needs some rest. He will try to keep playing through the team's last few games, but will take his first summer off since being drafted in 2011. Knight will not take part in the team's summer league plans, in either Orlando or Las Vegas, as he tries to reduce the wear and tear on his body. Knight has missed just five games since entering the league.
Analysis: Knight took small steps forward this season, but not the kind you expect from a lottery talent. Injuries might play a part in that, as he told the Detroit Free Press Thursday that he has been dealing with plantar fasciitis in both feet since last summer. Knight is averaging 13.4 points and 4.1 assists per game, and has made the transition to playing off the ball. It will be interesting to see how he does next season, given his youth and pedigree. Knight remains more of a low-end Fantasy option down the stretch, but could be a solid sleeper option next season.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was able to play through an ankle injury during Sunday's contest against the Bulls. Knight, who is also dealing with a broken nose, finished with just five points in the 95-94 defeat. He went 2 of 6 from the field and also added four assists and two steals to his stat line, while logging 37 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight has taken quite a few bumps and bruises over the past few weeks, but to his credit he continues to find a way to get back on the court. However, Knight has scored a combined 26 points over his last four games, so his injuries seem to be hampering his production. While Knight can normally be relied upon as a solid starting option, his recent cold stretch has us worried. Owners may want to consider rolling with a more production, if one is available on your bench. Otherwise, leave Knight active and hope he can turn things around.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was ruled active for Sunday's contest against the Bulls. Knight was being listed as a game-time decision entering the contest due to a sprained left ankle and broken nose.
Analysis: Knight has taken quite a few bumps and bruises over the past few weeks, but to his credit he continues to find a way to get back on the court. However, Knight has scored a combined 21 points over his last three games, so his injuries seem to be hampering his production. Owners should keep an eye on how he fares Sunday night. If Knight proves to be healthy, he would be worth getting active for Week 23 (April 1-7).
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight is considered day to day after re-aggravating a previous left ankle injury during Friday's loss to Toronto, the Detroit Free Press reports. Knight left the game less than a minute into the first quarter after a collision with the Raptors' DeMar DeRozan left him with a bloody nose. He returned a few minutes later wearing a protective mask, but was unable to finish the game as he limped off the floor midway through the fourth quarter with the ankle issue.
Analysis: Knight missed four games earlier this month with a sprained left ankle and it could now keep him sidelined for Sunday's contest at Chicago. The blossoming point guard has been visibly slowed by the issue and has not surpassed 10 points total over his past three games, averaging just 7.0 points in that span. Knight could be restricted the rest of the season to prevent further damage and should only be considered an option in deeper Fantasy formats when active.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight returned to action Saturday night against the Bobcats after missing the previous five games with a sprained left ankle. Knight went 4 of 10 shooting from the field, including 1 of 6 from downtown and 1 of 2 from the free throw line. He finished with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists while logging 37 minutes of game action in a 92-91 victory.
Analysis: Knight, who had been out since March 11, seems to be healthy enough to play as he nearly logged 40 minutes in Saturday's win. He is averaging 15.3 points per game in six games. it may take a few games for him to pick up where he left off, so we'll continue to keep an eye on his progress down the stretch. Consider him a solid option in most formats now that he is back in the starting lineup.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight is expected to play for the first time in five games Saturday, as the Pistons take on the Bobcats. Knight has been out since March 11, due to a sprained left ankle. He missed Friday's
Analysis: Knight was averaging 16.3 points per game in five games prior to the ankle injury, so hopefully he can pick up where he left off. It is not clear if Knight will be eased back into the rotation, but it looks like he can be relied upon once again, in most Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was ruled out for Friday night at Miami as he continues to nurse an ankle injury. However, coach Lawrence Frank told the team's official website that Knight could return for Saturday's game at Charlotte. He has been sidelined since March 11 with his injury.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should continue to monitor what happens with Knight, and hopefully he can return against the Bobcats on Saturday. He should be kept reserved in all leagues Friday. When healthy and active, Knight is a quality Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was ruled out for Monday's contest against the Nets as he continues to nurse a sprained left ankle, reports the team's official website. Knight has now missed three straight games with his injury, but remains listed as day to day. Will Bynum should continue to see a boost in his absence.
Analysis: The Pistons really didn't offer much of an update on Knight's status Monday, other that he will continue to be evaluated daily. Detroit is slated to play three times this week and will have three days off before taking the floor again on Friday. That should give Knight a few extra days to rest up, so we like his chances of returning later in the scoring period. He will be considered an injury risk this week, so owners who are still fighting for playoff positions may want to seek out a healthier alternative.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was ruled out for Saturday's contest against the Trail Blazers as he continues to nurse a sprained left ankle. Knight, who has now missed two straight games with his injury, remains officially listed as day to day. Well keep our fingers crossed about Monday (against Brooklyn), interim coach Brian Hill told the team's official website.
Analysis: Knight's ankle is still very swollen, so there is a chance he won't be ready to return by the time Fantasy Week 21 (March 18-24) rolls around. Fantasy owners will have to keep an eye on status leading up to when lineups lock Monday evening before making a decision on whether to get Knight active. The rookie was averaging 15.6 points over his previous five contests and can be considered solid start in most formats when healthy.
News: The Detroit Free Press reports Pistons guard Brandon Knight (sprained ankle) is expected to miss another game Saturday at Portland. Knight's ankle is described as "severely" sprained. He could end up missing more time after Saturday as well.
Analysis: It doesn't sound as if Knight is going to make a speedy recovery and Fantasy owners need to realize he's going to be an injury risk going forward. When healthy and active, Knight is a quality Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
News: The Detroit Free-Press reports that Pistons guard Brandon Knight, who missed Wednesday's game at Golden State with his injured left ankle, isn't expected to play Saturday at Portland. Assistant coach Brian Hill said Knight won't quickly recover from a left sprained ankle he suffered Monday night at Utah. "He's got pretty good swelling in it still," Hill said. "It's probably going to be something that's going to take awhile."
Analysis: Fantasy owners should plan to be without Knight for Saturday's game at Portland, but hopefully he can return soon. When healthy and active, Knight is a quality Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
News: The Pistons official team website reports that guard Brandon Knight was off crutches Wednesday and going through drills after shootaround, but he will not play Wednesday night at Golden State due to his sprained left ankle. Rodney Stuckey is expected to start in his place. Knight injured his ankle Monday against the Jazz.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should keep Knight reserved, and hopefully he can return prior to the end of the season. When healthy and active, Knight is a quality Fantasy option in the majority of leagues.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight has been diagnosed with a sprained left ankle after X-rays taken following Detroit's 103-90 loss to the Jazz on Monday night came back negative, the team announced. However, Yahoo! Sports is reporting that sources close to the team said Knight's injury is being considered "significant". Knight was forced to leave in the opening minutes of the first quarter against the Jazz after rolling his ankle while driving to the basket. He was fouled on the play, but since he was unable to take his free throws, he was ruled ineligible to return. "The only thing I know is that it is not broke," coach Brian Hill said. "We will have to get more diagnosis than that, but it appears to be a very severe sprain right now."
Analysis: The team has yet to confirm the Yahoo! Sports report, but that fact that Knight had to be carried off the court by two of his teammates did raise a few red flags. He will be re-evaluated sometime Tuesday, so owners should continue to check back for the latest details regarding his status. The rookie has finally appeared to settle into the shooting guard position as he was averaging 15.6 points over his previous five contests. Knight can be considered a viable start in most formats when healthy.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was forced to leave Monday's contest against the Jazz after suffering a left ankle injury. Knight appeared to twist his ankle while driving to the basket and he remained down on the court for several minutes before finally being carried off the floor by team trainers. Knight was fouled in the act of shooting on the play he was hurt on, but because he was unable to take the free throws, he was ruled ineligible to return.
Analysis: Knight looked to be in a great deal of pain when he left the court and was unable to any weight on his ankle. As always, we will continue to bring Fantasy owners the latest information regarding his status moving forward, but it looks like Knight could be out a while. The rookie has finally appeared to settle into the shooting guard position as he was averaging 15.6 points over his last five contests. Knight can be considered a viable start in most formats when healthy.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight entered Sunday's contest against the Clippers averaging 20 points in his five games since returning from a knee injury. Knight was not as productive against Los Angeles, however, as he finished with just 10 points and three assists in the 129-97 loss. Knight went 3 for 9 from the floor, including 2 for 6 from downtown, and made both of his free throws while playing 19 minutes.
Analysis: Knight made news Sunday after being dunked over by DeAndre Jordan and didn't play much as the game got out of hand early on. He has been playing well since returning, however, and continues to make some solid progress in his second season out of Kentucky. The addition of Jose Calderon has allowed the 21-year-old to play more shooting guard, and he has responded well. Keep Knight active in the majority of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight returned to action on Wednesday night at Washington after missing the previous three games due to a knee injury. Knight sure looked healthy as he scored a career-high 32 points in the one-point win over the Wizards. Knight shot 11 of 18 from the field over 36 minutes and hit five 3-pointers in the win. He dished out four assists and added three rebounds and a steal.
Analysis: Knight has combined to score 53 points in his last two games played with three missed contests in between due to the knee issue. He was back on the court at a high level on Wednesday and has looked really good since moving off the ball with Jose Calderon in town. He remains a worthwhile starting option in most Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was able to suit up for Wednesdays game against the Wizards, after missing three straight games due to a hyper extended right knee. Knight was a game-time decision and was announced as active just before tip off.
Analysis: Knight was able to practice Tuesday, so this news does not come as a huge surprise. Knight has moved off the ball since the team's acquisition of Jose Calderon, and is averaging 12.2 points and 4.0 assists per game in 10 games in the month of February. He remains a worthwhile starting option in many Fantasy formats.
News: The Detroit Free-Press reports that Pistons guard Brandon Knight (hyperextended right knee) is a game-time decision Wednesday night at Washington, according to coach Lawrence Frank. Knight missed Monday's game against the Hawks, which was the third game in a row he's been out after getting hurt Feb. 20 against Charlotte.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should continue to monitor what happens with Knight prior to Wednesday's game, and hopefully he will return against the Wizards. When healthy and active, Knight is a quality Fantasy guard in the majority of leagues.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was ruled out for Tuesday's contest against the Hawks as he continues to nurse a knee injury. Knight has now missed three consecutive games after hyperextending his right knee during Detroit's win over the Bobcats last Wednesday. He is officially being listed as day to day.
Analysis: Coach Lawrence Frank told reporters on Saturday that Knight also has some fluid build up in his knee and the team is expecting him to be out for at least a few games. We will continue to bring you the latest updates on his status as they become available, but it appears Knight will now be a major injury risk heading into the upcoming scoring period. The 21-year-old can be considered a solid start in most formats when healthy.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight missed his second consecutive game Saturday against the Pacers, as he continues to recover from a right knee injury. Knight had an MRI on the knee, the results of which came back negative. Knight has been diagnosed with a hyperextension in the knee, and is considered day to day, though coach Lawrence Frank believes he'll miss some extended time. "He has fluid behind his knee," Frank said. "You can see it. He can't really jump, and he just doesn't have total confidence in it. The MRI, like I said, was more for precautionary reasons. It didn't show anything other than what we already diagnosed. It'll be day-to-day. He'll be taking some medication and just kind of see how he does in terms of trying to get the swelling down."
Analysis: The Pistons will likely be very careful with their 21-year-old, second-year guard, so dont expect him to play until he is fully recovered. He still has some swelling and discomfort in the knee, according to Fox Sports Detroit, so he could still be out for a few more days. Knight is averaging 13.6 points per game on the season, and should be considered a decent Fantasy option in most formats, when healthy.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight was ruled out for Friday's contest at Indiana as he continues to recover from a knee injury. Knight suffered a hyperextended right knee Wednesday against Charlotte and briefly departed the game. However, he left the game again in the fourth quarter with after tweaking his ankle and did not return. Head coach Lawrence Frank told reporters that Knight may likely get an MRI on his right knee Saturday. Rodney Stuckey is expected to receive a boost in playing time during his absence.
Analysis: Knight could also be sidelined for Saturday's game against the Pacers as the team does not want to risk further injury to the emerging standout. The 21-year-old has topped double-digits in points during each of the Pistons' two outings since the All-Star break to lift his season scoring average to 13.6 points per game. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on his status as he has developed into a solid start in most formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight is being considered day to day after suffering a knee and ankle injury during Wednesday's contest against the Bobcats. Knight was forced to leave in the third quarter of the 105-99 win after he hyperextended his right knee. However, he was able to quickly return to the contest at the start of the fourth quarter, but tweaked his ankle just seconds after returning to the court, which ultimately ended his night. Knight, who finished with 21 points, five assists and three rebounds prior to leaving, told reporters after the game that he is fine. "I'm good, just sore," he added.
Analysis: There has been no official announcement from the team on whether Knight will undergo an MRI on his knee and ankle over the next few days, but that is usually the standard procedure. Fantasy owners will have to keep an eye on his status moving forward to see if and how long his latest injuries will keep him off the court. The 24-year-old has been struggling of late as he has had to adjust moving over to the two-guard spot after the team acquired Jose Calderon from the Raptors. Still, Knight has a ton of high-end potential and can be considered a viable start in most formats when healthy.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was forced to leave Wednesday's contest against the Bobcats after hyperextending his right knee. Knight sustained the injury near the end of the third quarter and has to be helped off the court. He was taken back to the locker room for further evaluation and is his return is being listed as questionable.
Analysis: Knight seemed to avoid suffering a major injury Wednesday night, but his latest ailment could still keep him sidelined for a game or two. Fantasy owners will have to check back for the latest details regarding his status as they become available. Knight had 21 points, five assists and three rebounds prior to leaving the contest and can be considered a viable start in most formats when healthy.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight was able to get his scoring back into double figures during Tuesday's contest against the Grizzlies. Knight, who had scored in single digits in each of his last three games, finished with 13 points in the 105-91 win. He made three of his eight field-goal attempts and also added three rebounds, three assists and one steal to his stat line, while logging 26 minutes of game action.
Analysis: While Knight did get his scoring back into double figures Tuesday night, he still turned in what most would consider an underwhelming performance. The 24-year-old seems to be struggling with his move over to the two-guard, but to be fair, he has only been there for a few games. Knight's struggles started well before Calderon came to town as he has struggled with his shot for most of the year. Despite Knight's high-end potential, owners may want to wait until he gets back on track before getting him active again.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight continues to struggle in his transition to the shooting guard spot after scoring just seven points Monday in a loss to the Hornets. Knight saw 25 minutes and went just 3 for 10 from the field with a 3-pointer. He grabbed three rebounds and added three assists with a steal in the performance.
Analysis: Knight has moved over to the shooting guard position with Jose Calderon taking over the point. He scored 24 points on Friday against the Spurs but has just 11 points in his last two games combined. It has been shaky going for Knight since moving to the two-guard spot, but we expect he'll get on a roll soon enough. Fantasy owners should view him as a solid option in most Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight enjoyed another solid performance as he scored 20-plus points for the 13th time this season Friday night against the Spurs. Knight went 10 of 21 shooting from the field, including 2 of 5 from downtown, and 2 of 3 from the free throw line. He finished with 24 points and five rebounds in a 119-109 victory. He also chipped in with two assists while logging 36 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight is starting to heat up for the Pistons now that he has moved to shooting guard going forward with Jose Calderon starting at the point. In fact, the second-year pro out of Kentucky is averaging 14.2 points and 5.0 assists over his last five games despite shooting 38.2 percent from the field over that span. Fantasy owners should view him as a solid option in most Fantasy formats moving forward.
News: The Detroit News reports Wednesday that Pistons guard Brandon Knight is looking forward to his opportunity to play shooting guard going forward with Jose Calderon starting at the point. "I'm just looking forward to us having a new look, a new start, in general," he said. "Having a different look might really help us. I'm looking at all the positive possibilities that can come of this."
Analysis: Knight only managed five points over 28 minutes as he went 2 for 10 from the field in his debut as the starting shooting guard Monday. He was disappointing, but he'll have plenty of opportunity to grow into the role. It should mean more scoring in the long run. Knight is going to have to be more consistent with his shot, however. Knight should be a player monitored going forward to see if he can bounce back and begin to gel alongside Calderon.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight had a poor game on Monday in a loss at New York. Knight moved to the two-guard spot on the floor with Jose Calderon taking over at the point in his debut with the team. While Calderon led the team in scoring, Knight went just 2 of 10 from the field with a 3-pointer to score five points over 28 minutes. He added one rebound and two assists.
Analysis: Knight was a major disappointment in his first game as two-guard for the Pistons. He's gone 5 for 23 over his last two games and if the assists start to plummet, that is going to severely hurt his Fantasy value. Knight should be a player monitored going forward to see if he can bounce back and begin to gel alongside Calderon.
News: The Detroit News reports Thursday that the Pistons will likely shift Brandon Knight to shooting guard after acquiring Jose Calderon in a trade Wednesday. Rookie Kyle Singler is expected to shift to small forward as well.
Analysis: After scoring 31 points Jan. 27 against the Magic, Knight has combined to score just 17 points in his last two games. The position change may help the 21-year-old the rest of the season, especially with Calderon on the floor, who can hand out more dimes than Knight. He is averaging 13.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season and may see his Fantasy value increase. For now, consider him a viable starting option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: After scoring just nine points his last time out, Pistons guard Brandon Knight bounced back in a big way on Sunday against the Magic. He led Detroit with a career-high 31 points in the 104-102 win. He was an efficient 12 of 16 from the floor, including going 5 for 8 from downtown, and made both of his free throws. Knight chipped in with four rebounds and a steal while playing 37 minutes in the victory.
Analysis: Knight had another solid night shooting the ball Sunday and enters Week 14 (Jan. 28-Feb. 3) with a lot of momentum. He is averaging 17.2 points with 4.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals in the previous five games. Knight is also shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 52 percent overall during that stretch. With the Bucks, Pacers, Cavaliers and Lakers on the schedule for the upcoming scoring period, get the 21-year-old active in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight led his team in scoring on Tuesday night against the Magic. He finished with 18 points and dished out five assists in the 105-90 win. He went 7 for 17 from the floor, including 3 for 7 from downtown, and made 1 of 2 free throws. Knight also posted four rebounds and three steals while playing 33 minutes in the victory.
Analysis: Knight has made some decent progress in his second season in the NBA and has bounced back nicely after scoring just one point against the Knicks in London. He is averaging 14 points with 3.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals in his last five games. Knight is also shooting 40 percent during that stretch. The Pistons have gotten more out of backup point guard Will Bynum recently but the 21-year-old remains the top option on Detroit. Continue to view Knight as a viable option in the majority of Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight suffered an injury to his left ankle right before halftime Sunday against the Celtics but was able to return in the second half. He ended up scoring 15 points and hauling in six rebounds in the 103-88 win. He went 5 for 12 from the floor, including 2 for 6 from downtown, and made 3 of 6 free throws. Knight, who played 31 minutes, also posted five assists and a steal while turning the ball over seven times in the victory.
Analysis: Knight struggled when Detroit was in London earlier in the week but was able to bounce back on Sunday with a productive performance. He is averaging 12.8 points with 3.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists in the previous five contests while shooting 40 percent over that span. The emergence of Will Bynum has cut into his numbers a bit but the 21-year-old continues to serve as a viable option in Fantasy. Keep Knight active in most formats heading into Week 13 (Jan. 21-27).
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight had a performance to forget overseas during Tuesday's contest against the Knicks in London. For the third time in his career, Knight failed to make a shot from the field and finished with just one point in a 102-87 defeat. He went 0 of 4 from the field, including 0 of 3 from downtown, but converted 1 of 2 free throws. He also chipped in with a rebound and an assist while logging a season-low 18 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Though he has shot over 46.0 percent from the field in four of the last six games played, knight has been way too inconsistent as of late. With Will Bynum playing well off the bench, head coach Lawrence Frank decided to roll with the hit hand and kept Knight on the bench for a good portion of the second half. A good part of his struggles have come from the 3-point line, as he has only converted 22.6 percent (7 of 31) of his shots from downtown over that six-game stretch. He is only averaging 12.8 points per game over that span, which is slightly under his seasonal average. Fantasy owners should consider him more of a low-end option at this point until he bounces back.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight registered his 12th game of the season with 20-plus points during Friday's contest against the Bucks. Knight finished with 20 points in the 103-87 win on 7 of 16 shooting from the field. He made three of his seven 3-point attempts and also added five assists, four rebounds and two steals while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight continues to frustrate owners with his up-and-down play as he looks like a high-end option one night and a bench warmer the next. However, the 21-year-old has shown some signs of life over his last few weeks as knocked down 44 percent of his shots over his last five games and is averaging 14.2 points over that stretch. While Knight has high-end potential, he should be considered more of a low-end option at this point in the season.
News: Pistons point guard Brandon Knight led his team to a win over the Kings on Tuesday night. Knight scored 20 points in the game as he went 8 for 13 from the field over 35 minutes. He hit two 3-pointers and added four assists and two rebounds.
Analysis: Knight is averaging just under 14 points per game on the year but shot at a much better percentage Tuesday, allowing him to score 20 points. He's been shooting right at 40 percent on the year. Knight is good for around 4-5 assists per game and is also a solid rebounding point guard. He hits plenty of 3-pointers and is a worthy Fantasy option in most formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight continued his recent shooting woes on Friday night against the Wizards. He scored 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting in the 100-68 win. He went 2 for 6 from beyond the arc and made 5 of 7 free throws while playing 30 minutes. Knight also posted four assists and two rebounds in the victory.
Analysis: Knight is shooting just 33 percent over his last five games and is averaging 13.8 points with 4.6 assists and four rebounds during that stretch. He has made nearly 43 percent of his 3 pointers in those contests, however, and has picked up his scoring from his rookie campaign. The 21-year-old does enough to remain active in the majority of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight has picked up his scoring of late and that trend continued on Friday night against the Nets. He finished with a team-high 22 points and dished out five assists in the 107-105 overtime loss. He went 8 for 18 from the floor, including 5 for 6 from downtown, and converted 1 of 2 free throws. Knight also chipped in with five rebounds and a steal while turning the ball over three times in the defeat.
Analysis: Knight has found his scoring touch recently and has been shooting the lights out from beyond the arc over the last five games. He is averaging 23 points with 4.2 assists, four rebounds and one steal during that stretch while shooting an impressive 65 percent from 3-point land. The 21-year-old has made some solid progress since his rookie campaign and can be helping out owners in most Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight established a new career best Saturday against the Cavaliers, as he went for 30 points to spark a 104-97 win. Knight scored his 30 points on 10 of 20 shooting, while going 5 for 6 on three-pointers. He added five assists while turning the ball over just once in 38 minutes. He added seven rebounds, a block and a steal. He has now scored at least 20 points in three of the last five games.
Analysis: Knight has been clearly better in his second season in the league, as he has become a more efficient player. Knight is attempting fewer shots per game than a year ago, but has improved his shooting to 42.2 percent. As a result, his scoring is up to 14.1 points per game, while also averaging 5.0 assists per game. He remains a solid Fantasy option in all formats moving forward.
News: Detroit point guard Brandon Knight was able to play through his thigh issue Monday against Cleveland. Knight, who was injured while taking a charge against Dallas last Saturday night, proved to be more than healthy as he poured in 17 points on 5 of 13 shooting from the field. While he did miss on all five of his attempts from behind the arc, Knight did add five rebounds and five assists to his stat line, while logging 34 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight clearly isn't too badly injured and proved proved that by turning in a quality performance Monday night. The 21-year-old is finally starting to turn things around after getting off to an awfully slow start this year as he is averaging 18.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last five games. He is also averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over that stretch and should remain active in the majority of formats now that has turned things around.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight is a game-time decision for Monday's game against Cleveland due to a thigh injury, reports the Detroit Free Press. Knight was injured taking a charge against Dallas. He had trouble walking Sunday but was able to work out some Monday morning.
Analysis: Knight shouldn't be too badly injured but Fantasy owners are obviously going to want to monitor the situation. Detroit's next game is Wednesday against Golden State and Knight may have to wait until that time to debut for the week. When healthy, Knight is a solid start in all Fantasy formats and he's been playing well of late, averaging 19.2 points and 2.2 3-pointers per game over his last five.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight continued his recent scoring surge during Wednesday's contest against the Suns. Knight, who has scored in double figures in each of his last four contests, poured in 19 points on 5 of 11 shooting from the field in the 117-77 win. He made all three of his shots from behind the arc and also added six assists, two steals and one rebound to his stat line while logging 24 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight got off to a dreadful start this season thanks in large part to a major shooting slump. However, he seems to have righted the ship as he has turned in four straight quality performances and is averaging 18 points and 4.2 assists over his last five games. While Knight remains one of the more inconsistent Fantasy options around right now, owners should leave him active while he is heating up.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight endured another tough shooting night against the Magic on Wednesday. Knight was held under double figures in scoring for the second consecutive game as he scored eight points in a 90-74 defeat. He went 3 of 11 shooting from the field, including 1 for 1 from downtown, and 1 of 3 from the free throw line. He also added five assists and two rebounds in 29 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight has struggled a bit as of late and has gone 5 of 14 from the floor in his last two games and has only reached double figures in scoring twice in his last five games. That said, he is still putting up 6.5 assists and four rebounds to go along with his 10.8 points per game average this season and has been pretty balanced this season. The 20-year-old is looking to build off his stellar rookie campaign and should be kept active in the majority of Fantasy formats for now.
News: After scoring just eight points his last time out, Pistons guard Brandon Knight got back on track Wednesday night against the 76ers. He finished with 15 points and dished out seven assists in the 94-76 win. He went 5 for 9 from the floor, including 1 for 2 from downtown, and converted 4 of 6 free throws. Knight, who played 35 minutes, also chipped in with a season-high seven rebounds in the victory.
Analysis: Knight has been inconsistent with his scoring thus far but has been better of late as he is averaging 14.2 points in his previous five contests. He is also putting up six assists with 4.6 rebounds while shooting 44 percent from the field over that span. The 20-year-old proved during his rookie campaign to be a reliable option in Fantasy so keep him active in most formats, especially since his scoring and assists have been going up.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight netted 16 points and seven assists during Detroit's 96-82 loss at Houston on Saturday night. Knight sank 6 of 10 attempts from the field, including 2 of 4 from long range, as he finished in double-digits in points for the third consecutive game. He also contributed four rebounds, but matched a season high with five turnovers in 35 minutes of playing time for the Pistons.
Analysis: Knight started the season with an average of 14.0 points a night in his first two outings before managing only two points in each of the following two games. But he has started to increase his scoring totals as a result of his improved accuracy from the field and he connected on a season-high 60 percent of his attempts Saturday. Fantasy owners should keep him active as a quality option in most formats while he heats back up.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight posted his first double-double of the season and just fourth of his career Friday in a loss to the Suns. Knight played 31 minutes in the game, scoring 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting, with 10 assists and two turnovers. Knight added five rebounds in a 92-89 loss.
Analysis: Knights efficiency has been lacking through the first two games of the season, but he is averaging 14.0 points per game. It took Knight 32 games as a rookie to post his first double-digit assist game, so he is already off to a better start. He should shooter better moving forward, and if he can keep his play-making at this level, it would be a huge boon to his value. Knight is a solid Fantasy option in most formats at this point.
News: The Pistons exercised team contract options for the 2013-14 season on two cornerstones of the franchise on Monday as they picked up big man Greg Monroe and point guard Brandon Knight. Monroe's option is for his fourth NBA season for $4 million and Knight is for his third for nearly $2.8 million.
Analysis: The 20-year-old Knight is heading into his sophomore season for the Pistons after starting 60 games and averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds as a rookie last year. Knight shot 41.5 percent from the field and hit 1.6 3-pointers per game. He will once again start for Detroit and should be targeted beginning in the middle rounds of drafts.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight seems to have hit a wall in the second half of his rookie season, and that trend continued on Thursday against the Wizards, as the 20-year-old managed to score just six points on 2 of 8 shooting a 99-94 win over Washington. Knight also had just a single assist in the game compared to five turnovers, while playing 28 minutes as a starter.
Analysis: Knight has started 48 of his 54 games as a rookie, and the long season looks like it is taking its toll; he is showing just 38.4 percent from the field since the All-Star break. Despite his poor shooting, the Pistons continue to run Knight out there full time, as they are more interested in his long-term development than anything. As long as his minutes stay consistent, Fantasy owners can continue to rely on the rookie as a low-end option despite his shooting woes.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight had a poor shooting night despite the Pistons pulling out a win over the Wizards. Knight went 3 of 13 from the field for eight points over 33 minutes. Knight grabbed six rebounds and dished out seven assists. He added three steals in the win for Detroit.
Analysis: Knight has his shooting percentage under 38 percent over the last five games and that explains his lower scoring numbers recently. Still, with over a 3-pointer per game, Knight has the ability and skills to be active in most deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight's shooting woes continued during Monday night's contest against the Jazz. Knight made just four of his 12 shot attempts in the 105-90 defeat, finishing with 11 points. He went 2 of 5 from downtown and also chipped in with three assists, two rebounds and one steal, while logging 32 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight looks a bit out of sync for the Pistons right now. He is making just 34 percent of his shots this month and is averaging 10.2 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds over that span. While the rookie has more than proved he can play in this league, he will have to show more consistency to be considered anything more than a low-end option with upside. Fantasy owners should continue to view the rookie as such until he starts knocking down some shots.
News: Detroit point guard Brandon Knight had an ugly all-around performance on Tuesday night in an overtime win over the Lakers. The Pistons overcame the shoddy effort from Knight, who failed to score on 0 for 6 shooting over 25 minutes. Knight had just three assists and two rebounds to go with his zero points.
Analysis: Knight had scored 35 points in his previous two games combined but didn't get a single point on Tuesday. The funny thing was the fact that the Pistons upset the Lakers in overtime, despite Knight's poor performance. He's been inconsistent at times, but Knight can still be utilized in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Pistons guard Brandon Knight scored 20-plus points for the third time in the last six games on Wednesday against the Bobcats. After being held scoreless in the first quarter, he finished with 20 points on 7 of 14 shooting in the 109-94 win. He went 1 for 4 from beyond the arc and made 4 of 5 free throws while playing 36 minutes. Knight also chipped in with five assists and a rebound in the victory.
Analysis: Knight has been one of the more impressive rookies so far this season and is picking up his scoring of late. He is averaging 16 points with three rebounds and 2.8 assists in his last five contests, and is shooting 47 percent over that span. While his secondary stats have fallen off a bit, as long as he is putting up points like he has lately, the 20-year-old will continue to have a play in Fantasy. Keep Knight active as a low-end option going forward.
News: The Detroit Free-Press reports that Pistons rookie guard Brandon Knight, who is averaging 12.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, was on a roller coaster this season as he followed good games with bad ones. But he played better in February and has started to limit turnovers. "It's just my ability to run the team and being more comfortable," said Knight, who played one season at Kentucky. "Knowing sets and knowing when not to make certain passes and stuff like that. ... It's just a general comfort and flow of the game."
Analysis: Knight heads into the All-Star break playing at a high level, and hopefully he can finish the second half of the season strong. Continue to view Knight as a quality Fantasy option in all leagues with the upside to be a must-start option as the season goes on.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight scored 24 points on Tuesday night in Cleveland, leading his team in that category. It wouldn't be enough though as the Cavaliers would rally to win the game, 101-100. Knight shot 8 for 12 from the field, going 4 for 5 from downtown. He also knocked down all four of his foul shots in his 36 minutes of action. Knight added a steal, three assists and five boards in the loss as he battled fellow rookie Kryie Irving.
Analysis: Knight has been play well for Detroit -- except for one outing where he got into foul trouble. Over his last five contests, Knight is averaging 16.2 points, 4.0 assists and 4.2 boards per game. He's also shooting 47.5 percent from the field and 61.1 percent from downtown over that stretch. Fantasy owners should continue to roll with Knight as he is a viable low-end option at this time.
News: Pistons rookie guard Brandon Knight was able to notch his first career double-double during Friday night's contest against the Kings. Knight finished with 23 points and a career-high 10 assists in the 114-108 victory, on 9 of 21 shooting from the field. He went 4 of 6 from downtown and also added six rebounds to his stat line, while logging 39 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight turned in one of his better all-around games on Friday night, notching his first double-double of the season. The 20-year-old is also start to shoot the ball a bit better of late, after struggling to knock down shots during the early part of the month. While the rookie's production remains a bit up-and-down, he continues to log big-time minutes for coach Lawrence Frank in Detroit, who seems perfectly content letting Knight learn of the fly. Fantasy owners should continue to view Knight as a viable low-end option with a ton of upside moving forward.
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight was able to get himself back on track during Tuesday night's contest against the Spurs. Knight, who finished with just two points in Sunday's loss to the Wizards, finished with 16 points in the 99-95 loss to San Antonio. He made seven of his 17 shot attempts in the defeat and also added four assists, three rebounds and two steals to his stat line, while logging 36 minutes of game action.
Analysis: Knight has been struggling with his shot of late, which has led to a decline in his scoring over the last few games. The rookie is making just 33 percent of his shots over his last 10 games and is averaging 10.9 points over that stretch. However, he continues to log big-time minutes for coach Lawrence Frank in Detroit, who seems perfectly content letting the 20-year-old play his way out of his slump. While his production remains a bit inconsistent, Knight can be considered a viable low-end option in most formats at this point in the season.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight didn't miss a game despite breaking his nose in Saturday's game against New Orleans. Knight got the start on Wednesday versus the Nets, scoring 13 points and dishing out four assists. He shot 40 percent from the field, going 1 for 4 from downtown, and converting 4 of his 5 foul shots. The Pistons would end up winning the game, 99-92. Knight also had two boards and one block in his 37 minutes of action.
Analysis: Knight is averaging 13.0 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds over his last five games -- that includes the outing on Saturday when he saw just five minute because of his injury. It may take him a game or two to adjust playing with a mask on, but as long as he's on the court, Fantasy owners should view Knight as a viable guard option in most formats.
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight said he expects to play in Wednesday's game at New Jersey despite breaking his nose over the past weekend, according to the Detroit News. Knight suffered the injury during the first quarter of Saturday's game against New Orleans after getting hit in the face during a scramble for a loose rebound. "It was a little bit crooked," Knight said. "It does not look normal. It's not straight."
Analysis: Knight said he wanted to return to the game but experienced a headache when he did some light running off the court. He is expected to return to practice on Tuesday and will wear a protective mask. Knight is averaging 12.5 points and 3.4 assists per game while running the point for the Pistons this season. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to the mask, but is considered a viable Fantasy option for Week 7 (Feb. 6-12).
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight saw just four minutes of action on Saturday night against New Orleans after he suffered a broken nose. He took an elbow from DaJuan Summers and left the game. The team announced after the game that he will have the nose reset and he'll likely have to have a mask. Coach Lawrence Frank hopes to have him back at practice on Tuesday. Knight scored two points, grabbed a board and had an assist before leaving the game. The Pistons went on to win 89-87.
Analysis: Knight told the Oakland Press following the game that he expects to play on Wednesday in the team's next game at New Jersey, he'll just have to get used to wearing the mask. Knight has been playing decent lately as the Pistons have been plagued by injuries. He's averaging 10.4 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game over the last five contests. Even though he's been inconsistent so far this season, he wants to be on the court and could carve out a big niche with the team by season's end. For now, Fantasy owners can only wait to see if the Pistons give an update on Knight before Tuesday. For that reason he is a slightly risky start for Fantasy Week 7 (Feb. 6-12).
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight was able to exact some revenge during Friday night's contest against the Bucks. Knight, who was shutout during his first meeting against Milwaukee this season, scored a season-high 26 points in the 88-80 victory. He went 10 of 23 from the field in the win, including 3 of 8 from downtown, to go along with seven assists and three rebounds. "I just remember not coming with a lot of energy, not lifting my teammates up," Knight said. "Me, as a rookie, that's something I've got to be able to do each and every game, no matter who we're playing against."
Analysis: Knight was able to give a little payback on Friday night after getting shutout in his last contest against the Bucks. While the rookies production has been expectedly inconsistent thus far, he continues to log big-time minutes for coach Lawrence Frank in Detroit. With season averages of 12.3 points and 3.4 assists per game, owners should leave Knight active in the majority of formats heading into Fantasy Week 6 (Feb. 6-12).
News: With his 15-point performance against New Jersey on Wednesday, Pistons G Brandon Knight hopes to dismiss talk that he hit a "rookie wall." Knight was held to 18 points over his previous three games before connecting on 7 of 18 shots in a loss to the Nets. "My legs always feel good to me," Knight told the Detroit News. "That's just a mental thing, but your legs might be telling you something different. I try to get rest and treatment."
Analysis: Knight was held scoreless in Monday's outing at Milwaukee, but showed renewed energy against New Jersey and sprinted past the larger Deron Williams in the open court. He logged a season-high 43 minutes while improving his season averages to 12.3 points and 3.4 assists per game. He is still seeking to heat up from downtown (35.4 percent), but represents a No. 3 Fantasy G in the majority of formats for now.
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight was able to score in the 20s for the fourth time this season on Friday night against the Hawks. He finished with 20 points and eight assists in the 107-101 overtime loss. He went 6 for 18 from the field, including 4 for 8 from downtown, and made all four of his free throws. Knight, who played 42 minutes, also had five rebounds and a steal in the defeat.
Analysis: Knight has been able to pick up his scoring recently and is proving to be one of the better rookies of the 2011 class. He is averaging 17.2 points with 4.4 assists and 3.2 rebounds in his last five contests, and is shooting 40 percent over that span. Since he has a major role with Detroit and should continue to grow as a Fantasy option, continue to view Knight as a viable guard in deeper formats heading into Week 6 (Jan. 30-Feb. 5).
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight had another efficient night shooting the ball in Monday's game against the Thunder. He scored 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting in the 99-79 loss. He went 1 for 4 from downtown and made 2 of 5 free throws while playing 33 minutes. Knight also chipped in with three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the defeat.
Analysis: Knight has been able to pick up his scoring of late but his other stats have not followed suit. He is averaging 14.2 points with 3.8 assists and three rebounds in his last five contest, and is shooting 39 percent over that span. The rookie continues to see solid minutes in Detroit and should be able to improve his numbers as the season goes on. Continue to view Knight as a viable option in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: Detroit PG Brandon Knight played well on Tuesday in a loss at Houston. Knight scored 15 points on 7 of 16 shooting over 36 minutes on the court. Knight hit a 3-pointer and added four assists, three rebounds and three steals for the Pistons. He also had six turnovers, however.
Analysis: Knight has been an excellent rebounding guard, but Fantasy owners could use him to dish the rock more efficiently. He's seen an increase in assists of late, but is still averaging fewer than four per game on the season. Knight has been a decent 3-point shooter and scorer in the early going, so he can be active in plenty of deeper Fantasy leagues and formats.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight continues to start in place of Rodney Stuckey, who returned to the court on Thursday night. Knight scored 20 points on a 7-for-9 shooting effort. He connected on both his shots from downtown and converted all four of his foul shots. The Pistons tried to rally, but would fall short against Milwaukee, losing 102-93. Knight added two boards, three assists and a block. Knight also committed a team-high five turnovers.
Analysis: Knight has been able to score for Detroit, but hasn't been distributing the ball too well. Over his last five games he's registering just 2.8 assists per outing. Knight has been able to post solid scoring (14.8) and rebounding (5.4) over that span however. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on if Knight can hold off Stuckey for the starting gig. Chances are he'll go back to backing up Stuckey once he's 100 percent, which would make Knight a low-end guard option.
News: Detroit guard Brandon Knight got the start for the injured Rodney Stuckey on Friday night, and almost joined him on the sideline. Knight left just before halftime with a mild ankle sprain, but was able to return to the game in the second half. Knight finished with 10 points and nine rebounds for the Pistons. He also had a team-high four assists in the 96-73 loss to the 76ers.
Analysis: Knight missed all five of his 3-point attempts on Friday night. Over his last five games Knight has gone 2 for 16 from long range, which is definitely something the rookie needs to work on. While he will struggle at times this season, that is too be expected for young players. Fantasy owners should consider him a low-end guard option as he'll return to backing up Stuckey once he's 100 percent.
News: Pistons G Brandon Knight had an efficient scoring performance on Wednesday night against the Cavaliers. He scored 23 points with six assists in the 105-89 loss. He went 10 for 13 from the floor, including going 3 of 5 from beyond the arc, but missed his lone free throw attempt. Knight, who played 29 minutes, also had two steals and a rebound in the defeat.
Analysis: After scoring just nine points in his NBA debut, Knight looked much more comfortable on the court Wednesday and did a solid job shooting. He will likely have similar performances against lesser teams so it is a good thing he plays in the Eastern Conference. The rookie could challenge Rodney Stuckey for the starting role later on in the season so keep an eye on the situation going forward. While he will struggle at times this season, consider Knight a low-end option in the majority of Fantasy formats at this point.
News: Pistons rookie guard Brandon Knight looked a bit out of rhythm in Friday's preseason opener over the Cavaliers. Knight, who was the No. 8 overall pick in last year's draft, finished with nine points, on 3 of 9 shooting from the field in the 91-87 loss. He went 1 of 2 from downtown and also chipped in with four assists, two rebounds, and a steal, while logging 22 minutes off the bench.
Analysis: Knight looked a bit overwhelmed on Friday night, but that was to be expected. However, he settled down in the second half and made a pair of assists, which led to 3 pointers to get Detroit back in the game. While Knight will likely start the season on the bench, he should be able to challenge Rodney Stuckey, and Will Bynum for minutes not far down the road. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how he fares throughout the rest of the preseason. Consider Knight a low-end No. 4 Fantasy guard in all standard formats, but his value is obviously higher in long-term keeper formats.
News: The Pistons officially signed rookie Brandon Knight on Friday. Knight will likely compete for minutes with Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum this season.
Analysis: Knight could challenge Stuckey for the starting role this season, but even if he winds up coming off the bench, he will get his minutes. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on how he fares at camp over the next few weeks. Owners in standard formats should consider the 20-year-old more of a No. 4 Fantasy guard -- if you are drafting now.
News: The Sports Xchange reports that Kentucky PG Brandon Knight surprisingly fell to the Pistons at No. 8 overall Thursday. That gives the Pistons a new floor leader and increases the possibility that 2010-11 leading scorer and restricted free agent Rodney Stuckey will not return. Knight, who spoke with the Pistons at the Chicago predraft camp but didn't work out in Detroit, was expected to go as high as No. 3 to Utah. "At that point, it was a talent we didn't think we could pass up," said president of basketball operations Joe Dumars, who had planned to draft a frontcourt player. Knight joins a backcourt that includes point guards Stuckey and Will Bynum and shooting guards Richard Hamilton and Ben Gordon. The Pistons might be less inclined to match an offer sheet for Stuckey, whose talent is sometimes overshadowed by maturity issues and questionable leadership on and off the court. Knight also enters the league with questions about where he fits in an NBA backcourt. "That's something we'll have to figure out," Knight said of possibly playing with Stuckey. "I definitely see myself as a point guard." Dumars and his staff are enamored of Knight's work ethic, intelligence, shooting ability and character. They won't hesitate to throw him into the rotation. "We're going to put the ball in his hands and allow him to make plays," Dumars said. "He can play in the backcourt with the other guys we have. You allow a kid like this to grow."
Analysis: We expect Knight to start for Detroit, but he could come off the bench if they remain with the same backcourt of Stuckey and Hamilton. Still, Knight is extremely talented, and he could be an impact Fantasy option right away. Keep an eye on what happens with Stuckey, but Knight should be considered a No. 4 Fantasy guard in standard leagues and is worth drafting with a mid- to late-round pick. In dynasty/keeper leagues, Knight should be drafted with a mid-round selection, and he's a Top 5 overall pick in rookie-only leagues.