It is the one of the regular season and now heaps of videos appearing, and heaps I have seen have made Knight the center of them, and compiling a video of his worst moments this year.
I for one have been impressed with him this year. Besides looking at this stats and question whether he is a PG or SG going forward. Anyone who tries to stand toe to toe with Jordan gets my respect. Anyone who tries to take Kyrie 1 vs 1 in a pickup game (heaps of players in that situation don't try on D as to save face if they get beat) gets my respect.
Just want to show respect and support for Knight, not many people seem to give it to him.
He good, and he's going to be a big time player down the road, 13,3,4 and he can shoot he will be ok and get his respect in due time, I like his game.
What "Big Time Player" do you know that averages 13,3, and 4? He is going to be a glue guy. I doubt that he will ever play a starting role on a championship team because he is not a pure PG nor a pure SG (he's a SG in a PG body). I think he could come off the bench for a championship team. Regardless, I do think he can/will have a long and relatively productive career because of his work ethic and he still has so much time to improve.
These are just starting point guard who averaged these type of numbers in their second year in the league:
Chauncey Billups: 11-3-3
Tony Parker: 15-2-5
Rajan Rondo: 10-4-5
oh, and all of them have championship rings. not gona say Knight will be like them or surpass them, just saying its way too early in his career to say how low his ceiling will be.
And his ceiling definitely isn't any of the three players you listed.... To me, he's a glue guy as well. He will never be a number one option on offense, and probably never a number two. He doesn't have great vision or athleticism, and isn't a great defender. He also made zero improvement from his first year to his second year (check the stats).
I still like him. He is young and willing to work hard.
I read the other day from him that he still considers himself a PG.
If the pistons don't land otto porter i think they could maybe consider trading that pick to the kings for tyreke evans.
I think an Evans / Knight backcourt would work well....
I really think he will grow as a pg and will fit nicely with Monroe. He averaged 15 4 and 4 and plays hard. And If you watched the rookie game he blew by kyrie but missed the layup and hit a three on Kyrie, Those videos are very one sided. And when he got dunked on I had respect for him getting after the ball like that. Thats what I like to see and Detroit needs that.
He really reminds me of Jason Terry, I feel he can be an above average 6th man. I mean look at Bayless who is a similar player and only just finding his feet in Memphis now.
i think with bayless, its more like a team is finally giving him a shot now. i rmbr back in toronto when the guy had to start due to injury and he ended up avging 20ppg in that month
I can see him as a guy improves year after year, and slowly turns into a great player down the road. He's got good size, shot and speed, mixed with a great attitude and competitiveness. He's not going to be Chris Paul, but he's definitely a guy you can win with, and someone who fits well in with their existing core. Porter would be a great fit, but I wouldn't mind seeing shabazz on that team. His ability to play off the ball could compliment Monroe and knight reall well.
Well he didn't improve from his first to second year, so not sure how you see him "as a guy (who) improves year after year".
I think he'll be more than solid, likely a good pg but not great. I believe his ball handling will mature next season and well see kinda breakout season for him. He'll never be a large assist number pg though, isn't a selfish player just doesn't have the vision. He Reminds of Mario Chalmers who is a underrated player, but Knight in my opinion will be a little bit more advance and the better player.
Knight averaged 4.0 assists this season.
Greg Monroe averaged 3.5
He's still what 21-22? he needs to work on his left, jumper, running a team, and finishing at the rim, but he's a hard worker so hopefully it happens for him. He'll always be compared to Kyrie, and sadly Irving will be > barring serious injury.
A good point. Detroit runs a lot of their offense by giving the ball to Monroe and letting him work. In an offnse like this any PG would have low assist numbers. So often pgs passing ability is solely judged by their assit total, when the system, surrounding players, and speed of the offense. Put knight in new Orleans and watch him rack up 8 assists a game. People wouldn't be complaining about his passing then.
A big reason why Detroit elected to run that style of offense and went after a pg in Calderon is because Knight really doesn't do a great job of creating easy baskets for his teammates at this stage of his career. Even at Kentucky his assists numbers were not anything special. So you really think he would would put on similar assists numbers to Vasquez in N.O. despite the fact that Greivis trumps him as a distributor with much better vision and anticipation? It's not a knock on Knight as a player but he will probably never be a pg who puts up big assists numbers regardless of who he plays with because its just not his style of play. that doesn't been he can't become a good player or point guard who wins alot of games.
I'm not comparing him to Vazquez, I'm saying they run a very PG stat friendly system, while Detroit does not.
In Detroit Calderon put up the lowest assist/min ratio since his rookie year, while Brian Roberts, a guy who'll likely be back in the D league next year put up 18 assists in his second career NBA start.
He's done well considering he'd be just finishing his sophomore year, and has been put in a major role since day one
This is Brandon's second year as a pro, he'd be just finishing his junior year at Kentucky.
I think people are too impatient in general. If you're not the player they expect you to be in 2 years, then you're a disapointment. Brandon plays on a bad team, and is still very very young, and still learning to play the PG spot in the NBA. He's gone threw some growing pains, but he's averaging 13 ppg in his first two years. I think he has a chance to be a very good pro, and a possible low-level all-star. Right now, he plays on a piss-poor team and organization. He needs some help in the backcourt.