Mavericks revive Brandon Knight | NBA
Briefly seen at the Knicks, last October, before being cut and then sent to the G-League (21.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 1.6 interceptions on average, in 11 games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce), Brandon Knight has this time a real chance to revive in the NBA.
ESPN reports as well as the 8th pick of the 2011 Draft will sign a ten-day contract with the Mavericks. Mavs disabled by Covid-19 contaminations from Tim Hardaway Jr, Reggie Bullock, Maxi Kleber and Josh Green, while Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are physically and day-to-day reduced.
Passed by Detroit, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Houston and Cleveland since 2011, the 30-year-old combo-guard had disappeared from circulation since March 2020. At the time, he was trying to resume his career with the Pistons ( 11.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists on average, in ten games), before the Covid-19 (already) slows it down.
Now, within this Dallas team which has only Jalen Brunson, Trey Burke, Frank Ntilikina, Sterling Brown, Theo Pinson and JaQuori McLaughlin on his external positions, Brandon Knight will mainly try to bring on the offensive level (14.1 points average, at 35% at 3-points, since his Draft). And, under the orders of Jason Kidd, whom he had already worked with for a few months at the Bucks, in 2014/15.