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Brandon Knight Gets Some Help in Detroit

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He may not be the biggest name making a splash in the NBA’s free agency season, but former Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith has just agreed to a four-year deal with the Pistons making, well probably too much money, but that doesn’t matter to Brandon.

Smith is a capable, “two-way” small forward that brings in a lot of talent, and will make a formidable frontcourt with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe.  He’ll also fill the whole that Tayshaun Prince left behind at the 3 spot when he was traded to Memphis earlier in the season.  Smith averaged 18 and 8 with the Hawks, and also picked up over 4 assists per game, so Brandon Knight should have some help distributing the ball, as well.

Pair all of that with Brandon’s 12.05 PER and new draft pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and you’ve got some exciting things happening for the former Cat in Detroit.  Will they contend in the East?  Maybe not.  But they should look to improve on their 29-53 record.

Article written by Corey Nichols

9 Comments for Brandon Knight Gets Some Help in Detroit



  1. Grammar police
    8:07 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    *hole



  2. wes henderson
    8:07 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    hole*



  3. Chris
    8:09 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    A 12.05 PER is not good. 15 is the league average.



  4. facts
    9:17 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Ditto what #3 said……Knight was 148th in the league in PER last year. There are only 390 players on NBA rosters at a given time. So…..yeah……that’s not too good.

    Who the hell writes these posts? Some days it’s like this whole (note that I know the difference between “whole” and “hole”) website is a joke.



  5. I Say
    10:53 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Josh Smith is for sure worth the money. The guy puts up great numbers every night. Does a little of everything



  6. Hohoho
    10:08 am July 7, 2013 Permalink

    Smith and Howard are two of the most overpaid, overrated, and rotten attituded players in the nba the last few years. Don’t see what the big deal is with them. As a hawks fan, I’m glad to see smith finally move on.



  7. Ole Josh
    10:35 am July 7, 2013 Permalink

    12 is a bad PER, 15 is the league average



  8. Bart Edwards
    2:08 pm July 7, 2013 Permalink

    Corey, a person is a WHO and not a THAT, and this is not the first time this has been pointed out to you. Thus, you must write, “a small forward WHO brings,” rather than “a small forward THAT brings.” Please don’t make us have to tell you this AGAIN.
    I am leaving the HOLE thing about the WHOLE for others to correct.
    I beg you to proof what you write. We readers deserve better.



  9. RickieP
    11:38 am July 8, 2013 Permalink

    What about my adopted son Peyton Siva? He had 6 assists yesterday for Detroit. I know he missed his only two shots from the field but isnt shooting overrated in the NBA?????