Jan 22, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Knight (11) during the game against the Utah Jazz at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Utah won 101-99. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Brandon Knight – Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Anyone who knows me well knows Brandon Knight would somehow make this list. He may or may not re-sign with the Phoenix Suns this offseason. If he decides to test free agency, why not come back to Milwaukee? If the Bucks somehow lose Khris Middleton he could play shooting guard, or he could return to run the floor for Milwaukee.
Knight’s offensive rating was just okay, most likely due to his five turnovers per 100 possessions, but the rest of his numbers are quite good. He was averaging a career-best 8.5 assists per 100 with Milwaukee, and was only getting better as the year went on under coach Kidd. Knight is also a good rebounder, pulling in almost seven per 100.
His defense is also good, as evidenced by his low defensive rating of 103. But his shooting is really what Knight brings to the table, and Milwaukee missed it sorely after they traded him. Knight was shooting 43.5 percent from the field, nearly 41 percent from three-point territory and over 88 percent from the charity stripe, which are all fantastic numbers.
His scoring would help Milwaukee become more balanced, instead of having to rely on defense to keep them in games. Plus it’d be great to bring back Knight, seeing as I am the proud owner of a Brandon Knight bobblehead I got when he iced the win against the Boston Celtics a few months ago. Watch this cold-hearted dagger and tell me you don’t miss Brandon Knight, at least a little bit.
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