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Detroit Pistons Draft Pick: Brandon Knight

Posted in NBA with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2011 by dunkonu

Brandon Knight, a University of Kentucky product, playing the Point Guard position is a part of the Detroit Pistons since a few hours. Let me walk you through my thought process:

  1. Brandon Knight -another guard? Oh, c’mon…
  2. …Stuckey, Rip, BG, Bynum…we don’t have enough minutes for the guys we have…
  3. I want Biyombo! Okay, forget about that…thanks to Darko we had our fair share of “talented international big man that just need a little bit of developing their skills” already…
  4. Brandon Knight – University of Kentucky…a Wildcat? I hope he has a higher ceiling than John Wall – yup, I’m not a fan.

    Brandon Knight

    Brandon Knight

Well, after doing some very professional research (aka googling the guy), it’s not looking too bad. Actually, I’m becoming a bigger fan by the minute! What got me first, was the following quote from the NBA homepage:

“Knight broke the Kentucky freshman scoring record for points in a season (657) that had been only a year old. John Wall scored 616 points a year ago. Knight also knocked down a Kentucky freshman record 87 three-pointers.”

That sounds pretty good to me. Knight also went through the Calipari PG drills like Derrick Rose, John Wall and Tyreke Evans before him – not exactly the worst company to be with, right? If you want to read some further reviews on this guys from University coaches, check this link out and scroll down: NBA Prospect Brandon Knight. Little excerpt:

“I told him that his curve is probably sharper than even Derrick’s or Tyreke’s or John’s.” – Kentucky coach John Calipari

“He’s got the ability to not only score, but he makes players better around him. … He is a heck of a player. He is a challenge to guard.” – Ohio State coach Thad Matta

“I think he’s a better player in the half court than John Wall was. He shoots the ball better. He goes by you on the dribble. He’s got a super mind for the game. He makes passes that makes players better.” – Georgia coach Mark Fox

A point guard who knows how to score and who makes players around him better? I’m sold! Yeah, I’m easy like that. Give me a cool stat and a few nice quotes and I’m thinking next Derrick Rose here – okay, that’s a bit far-fetched, but you get my point, I guess.

One thing I need to get rid of about the Draft while we are at it:

If Kemba Walker, who was picked by the Bobcats right after Knight, has a better season than Knight, people will start questioning Joe Dumars again. Walker is a flashy, high-scoring guard in a league where the current MVP is just that – attacking the rim, scoring at will and so on…very good pick.

In Joe we trust…but don’t mess this up. Please.