Houston Rockets guard Brandon Knight is expected to miss “some time” following a left knee surgery that took place earlier in the offseason, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 20, 2018
The surgery happened before Knight was traded to Houston and it will cause him to miss time as training camp inches closer.
This is the same left knee that Knight had surgery on to repair a torn ACL in August of 2017. That he had another surgery on the same knee possibly within the last 30 days might raise a cause for concern, but the Rockets still felt confident enough to trade for him anyways.
Knight was recently traded to the Houston Rockets from the Phoenix Suns in what was essentially a salary dump for the Rockets so they could remove Ryan Anderson’s contract from their books.
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) September 20, 2018
Knight is expected to be one of the first guards off the bench for the Rockets and will likely find himself alongside either James Harden or Chris Paul for the majority of his playing time. While Knight has made little contributions to his team in previous years due to an unfortunate string of injuries, there is hope he can bring a sense of continuity to the Rockets offense when one – or both – of the team’s All-Star guards take a break.
Keep in mind, Knight was a serious up-and-comer before the injury bug plagued him for roughly the previous three seasons. Before he was sidelined due to a sports hernia that required surgery in the 2015-16 season, Knight averaged 19.6 points and 5.1 assists in 52 games.