Brandon Knight has had quite the journey since being selected No. 8 overall in the 2011 NBA Draft. After having a very successful start to his NBA career, his production drastically started to fall off during the 2016-17 season.
From there, he experienced knee injuries and never got back to being the player he once was when he signed a five-year, $70 million contract.
The former NBA All-Rookie First Team guard is looking to get back into the league after an entire season off. As a first step in doing that, he joined the Brooklyn Nets in NBA Summer League, hoping to showcase his skills and earn a roster spot somewhere around the League.
Knight finished summer league with averages of 8.8 points and 2.0 assists in 23.3 minutes per game. He gave his thoughts on the experience and what he’s willing to do to make it back to the NBA.
“I’ll do whatever man. I’m at a point in my career where I just want to serve,” Knight said at the end of summer league. “If a team brings me in and they want me to bring water, tie a shoe, whatever it is, man. I’m a humble guy, and I understand the importance of roles.”
Knight last played for the Detroit Pistons in the 2019-20 season where he appeared in nine games. Still just 29 years old, he has career averages of 14.1 points and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc.
It will take the perfect fit, but don’t count out a return to the NBA this season for Knight.