Milwaukee Bucks Rumors: Recently worked out free agent Brandon Knight?

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All eyes have been on what the Milwaukee Bucks choose to do with their backup point guard spot since this year’s trade deadline.

As the buyout market continues to take shape, the Bucks have been looking to fill their point guard crop since shipping out D.J. Augustin as part of the P.J. Tucker trade and waiving former two-way guard Jaylen Adams. While the Bucks have been linked to a player like Austin Rivers who may or may not get bought out by the Oklahoma City Thunder, outside of the box candidates are reportedly being considered.

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According to The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, the Bucks recently worked out journeyman guard and former Bucks player Brandon Knight as he tries to make an NBA roster this 2020-21 season.

Having last played for the Detroit Pistons last year after being dealt there as part of the Andre Drummond trade, Knight has been on quite the journey since leaving Milwaukee midway through the 2014-15 season.

Logging stints with the Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Cavs and Pistons, Knight has never been the same player since leaving Milwaukee, in part due to suffering multiple knee injuries as well as an adductor strain.

Could a reunion with Brandon Knight be in the cards for the Milwaukee Bucks?

It was Knight’s year-and-a-half stint with the Bucks between the 2013-14 and-2014-15 seasons where Knight easily enjoyed his best years in the NBA. Having arrived to Milwaukee through the Brandon Jennings trade, Knight averaged 17.9 points on .427/.361/.832 shooting, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds across 33 minutes per game.

Knight’s stint ended on the day of the 2015 trade deadline where he was dealt to the Suns in a three-team deal that saw the Bucks acquire Michael Carter-Williams.

Now Knight is clearly not the same player he once was due to the aforementioned injuries. Whether his continued rehabilitation as Spears noted has helped him regain some of the blazing speed and bounce he regularly showed off during his brief time in Milwaukee, Knight’s shooting ability still remains intact after having hit 34.4 percent from three between his time in Cleveland and Detroit last season.

With two open roster spots, the Bucks are clearly looking at players who are searching for their way back into the league and it wouldn’t be surprising to hear other free agent point guards trickle out in reports.

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Whether Knight ultimately returns back to Milwaukee remains to be seen, but stranger things have happened as far as reunions go. Stay tuned for any further reports and rumors with what the Bucks do with filling out their 15-man roster ahead of their playoff push.