Knight began the 2019-20 coronavirus-shortened season with the Cavaliers. With Cleveland, the veteran guard appeared in 16 games and averaged 4.9 points, 1.9 assists and 1.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per contest. Knight was traded to the Detroit Pistons on Feb. 6 as part of the deal that sent Andre Drummond to Cleveland. The deal reunited Knight with the Detroit franchise that selected the guard with the eighth pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Back with Detroit, Knight appeared in nine games and averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 assists and 2.2 rebounds per contest. He also shot 38.8 percent from behind the arc. On Feb. 28, Knight scored a season-high 19 points, with four dimes, during a win at Phoenix. Twice Knight dished a season-best seven assists, including an 18-point, seven-assist, two-steal effort during a Mar. 4 loss to the Thunder. Knight's longest streak of double-digit scoring was six games from Feb. 23 through Mar. 7. During that span the 28-year-old played 27.1 minutes per game and averaged 15.8 points on 11.2 shots, 5.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest.2018
Knight returned to the court in 2018-19 after missing the entire 2017-18 campaign while recovering from left knee injury. The former lottery pick began the season with a one-game stint in the G League before officially making his NBA return for Houston in a game against the Lakers on Dec. 13. He played four minutes in that contest and remained on a time restriction during his tenure with the Rockets, averaging under 10 minutes in 12 games while battling lingering knee soreness. A trade to Cleveland on Feb. 6 opened the door for Knight to receive more playing time. He joined the starting unit in his second game with the Cavs after scoring nine points in 12 minutes in his debut with the team. Knight remained a starter for the remainder of the season. Over 27 games with the Cavs, he averaged 8.5 points and 2.3 assists in 23 minutes per contest. Knight provided an offensive boost to Cleveland with solid long-range shooting and good ball handling. He averaged 1.3 three-pointers per game with 37 percent three point shooting accuracy that was a tick above his career rate. His overall 41.3 field goal percentage during his stint with the Cavs matched his career average. Knight also took good care of the ball, as his 9.8 percent turnover ratio represented the best mark of his career.2017
Brandon Knight missed the entire 2017-18 season in an effort to recover from a torn ACL injury in his left knee.2016
Knight appeared in 54 games (five starts) for the Suns during the 2016-17 season. He missed time due to various injuries. He saw 21.1 minutes per game and averaged 11.0 points on 39.8 percent shooting from the field, 32.4 percent from long range and 85.7 percent from the line. He also pitched in averages of 2.4 assists and 2.2 rebounds. Knight set single-game season highs of 32 points, nine rebounds, six assists and three steals. His 32-point outing was his best overall effort of the campaign, and it occurred Nov. 16 against Denver. Knight shot 12-of-20 from the field, 3-of-5 from three and 5-of-7 from the charity stripe while also pitching in four rebounds, four assists and a steal in 28 minutes. Knight saw his most run of the season (35 minutes) during the team's second game against Oklahoma City, posting 19 points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal.2015
Knight combined with Eric Bledsoe to form the Suns' backcourt through the first two months of the season before injuries befell both of them. Bledsoe went down first with a season-ending torn meniscus in December. That allowed Knight to take control of the offense before he succumbed to an adductor strain in late January and then a sports hernia shortly after returning to action in March. Though Knight was ultimately limited to 52 games, he put out the most productive season of his career. He set a career high with 19.6 points per game on 41.5 percent from the field, 34.2 percent from three and 85.2 percent from the line. He also averaged 5.1 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 36.0 minutes per game. Knight set new single-game career marks in points (38) and assists (15). In addition, Knight was able to accumulate four double-doubles and one triple-double. His best extended stretch of the season took place from Nov. 16 through Dec. 9. Across those 14 games, Knight averaged 22.9 points on 18.1 shots, 6.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.9 steals across 37.8 minutes.2014
Knight spent the 2014-15 season with the Bucks and the Suns. He started the campaign in Milwaukee, where he appeared in 52 games and averaged 17.8 points, 5.4 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 32.5 minutes. He was dealt to Phoenix in a three-team deal in mid-February. He went on to appear in 11 games for the Suns, as a severely sprained ankle kept him out of 16 of the Suns' final 17 contests. With Phoenix, he averaged 13.4 points, 4.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 31.5 minutes. Overall, he reached new career highs in three-point percentage (38.9), free-throw percentage (87.4), assists (5.2), rebounds (3.9) and steals (1.4) per game. He also set a new single-game career high with six steals. Two double-doubles were also a part of Knight's campaign. Arguably his best performance of the campaign occurred Dec. 2 during a three-point loss to the Cavaliers as a member of the Bucks. Knight saw 37 minutes and posted 27 points (10-18 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, six rebounds and three steals.2013
In late July of 2013, Knight was traded (along with Khris Middleton) to the Bucks in exchange for Brandon Jennings. Knight proceeded to appear in 72 games (69 starts) with the Bucks, seeing 33.3 minutes per game. He averaged career highs in points (17.9), assists (4.9), rebounds (3.5) and steals (1.0). His points and assists both led the Bucks. Knight had the highest VORP (0.9) on the team, too. He reached career marks in field-goal percentage (.422) and free-throw percentage (.802). Knight set new single-game career highs in points (37), assists (14), rebounds (14) and steals (four). Knight finished the campaign scoring 30 or more points five times, grabbing at least five rebounds 20 times and dishing out at least five dimes in 36 contests. He also registered seven efforts with at least three steals and 16 outings with at least one block. He added four double-doubles as well.2012
Knight appeared in 75 games (all starts) for the Pistons during the 2012-13 season. He saw 31.5 minutes per game and averaged per-game career highs in points (13.3), assists (4.0) and rebounds (3.3). He shot 40.7 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from three and 73.3 percent from the charity stripe. As he did last year during his rookie season, Knight drained 1.6 three-pointers per contest. On Nov. 16, the Kentucky product dished a career-best 12 assists, plus generated 10 points and six boards, during a close home loss to Orlando. Knight's best performance of the season occurred Dec. 8 during a seven-point win over the Cavaliers. In 38 minutes, Knight accumulated 30 points (10-20 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. On Feb. 27, Knight scored a career-high 32 points during a win at Washington. For the season, Knight recorded three double-doubles.2011
Following one season at Kentucky, Knight was selected by the Pistons with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut during the first game of the year, which was a 12-point loss to the Pacers on Dec. 12 (late start due to the lockout-shortened season). He saw 17 minutes and posted nine points (3-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), one rebound and one steal. Knight appeared in all 66 possible games for Detroit, starting 60 and averaging 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 32.3 minutes. During a Jan. 13 win at Charlotte, the young point guard grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, plus added 13 points and four assists. Knight had three double-doubles on the season. On Feb. 3, the rookie posted 26 points, seven assists and three boards during a home win over the Bucks. On Apr. 17, Knight scored a season-high 28 points, to go with seven dimes and two boards, in a home win over the Cavaliers.
June 23, 2011Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2011 NBA Draft.
December 1, 2011Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Detroit Pistons
July 31, 2013Traded by the Detroit Pistons with Viacheslav Kravtsov and Khris Middleton to the Milwaukee Bucks for Brandon Jennings.
February 19, 2015As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Milwaukee Bucks with Kendall Marshall to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee
July 17, 2015Signed a five-year contract with the Phoenix Suns
August 31, 2018Traded by the Phoenix Suns with Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton.
February 7, 2019As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Houston Rockets with Marquese Chriss, a 2019 1st round draft pick and a 2022 2nd round draft pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Wade Baldwin, Nik Stauskas and a 2021 2nd round draft pick
February 6, 2020Traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers with John Henson and draft considerations to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Andre Drummond