In the offseason, the Detroit Pistons traded former Kentucky Wildcats’ point guard Brandon Knight to the Milwaukee Bucks to acquire a veteran point guard, Brandon Jennings.
Khris Middleton and Viacheslav Kravtsov also went to Milwaukee in the deal.
Jennings had no desire to remain with the Bucks despite only being a restricted free agent, so the Bucks did their best to get a replacement for him.
Although the Bucks’ 13-54 record is the worst in the NBA, Knight has been putting up better numbers lately.
According to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times, one scout believes the Pistons should not have given up on Knight so fast.
An NBA advance scout on Brandon Knight: “It’s obvious Detroit gave up on him too soon.”
— Gery Woelfel (@GeryWoelfel) March 16, 2014
Knight is averaging 17.4 points, 4.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting 42.2% from the field, 33.5% from three and 81.9% from the charity stripe.
Jennings is averaging 16.4 points, 7.9 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He’s shooting 37.7% from the field, 33.9% from beyond the arc and 75.9% from the free throw line.