There have been a lot of rumors surrounding the Milwaukee Bucks and the future of point guard Brandon Knight this summer. The Sacramento Kings were reportedly interested in Knight but signed Los Angeles Clippers free agent point guard Darren Collison, likely ending their pursuit of Knight. Knight set several career-highs last season and is hoping to cash in as a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 season. Of course, he probably wouldn’t mind cashing in this offseason with a contract extension.
Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders believes Knight and the Bucks could eventually reach a deal but there won’t be any extension before the October 31st deadline.
It is unlikely that the Bucks and Knight reach an extension unless it’s a landslide in Milwaukee’s favor. Both sides have talked and the Bucks say they want to keep him so a deal is very possible. It’s going to come down to the math and that may not get decided until this summer.
Knight averaged 17.9 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 42.2% from the field, 32.5% from beyond the arc and 80.2% from the charity stripe. Knight, a former Kentucky Wildcats’ star who was originally selected with the eighth-overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, was dealt from the Pistons to the Bucks in the Brandon Jennings sign-and-trade last summer. He’s averaged 14.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 41.5% from the field, 35.6% from three and 77.1% from the free throw line in his three-year career.
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