The Phoenix Suns will lavish point guard Brandon Knight with a five-year, $70 million offer when he becomes a restricted free agent this week, according to the Racine Journal-Times.

Knight, 23, came over to Phoenix last February as part of a multi-player, four-team trade.

He posted averages of 13.4 points and 4.5 assists in eleven games with the Suns last season.

I’ve been told by an NBA official that Knight, who’ll become a restricted free agent on July 1, will sign a five-year, $70 million contract with the Suns.

 

Knight, who is 23, was enjoying an All-Star caliber season – 17.8 points and 5.4 assists — before the Bucks surprisingly sent him to the Suns.

 

He then played 11 games for the Suns, averaging 13.4 and 4.5 assists. After suffering an ankle injury March 9, Knight missed 16 of the Suns’ final 17 games. He underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle in April.