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Pistons Blogger Not Impressed By Knight


Earlier today, Matt tweeted out an idiotic comment about Brandon Knight featured in a post from TrueHoop, an NBA blog ran by Henry Abbott (striking resemblance to a lovechild between Prof. Xavier and Billy Corgan) and featured on ESPN.  Well, it turns out that Abbott was merely quoting the man seen above, Dan Felder on a piece he wrote for Piston Powered, a Detroit Pistons blog.

[sidenote: Abbott didn’t make the actual claim, but he doesn’t totally disagree with it either.  However, he does makes a great point by stating that hard work + great shooting ability typically leads to a long, successful career in the NBA…and Knight has just that.]

While I wouldn’t call Dan Felder a hater, he does come across has a little disappointed in Brandon Knight.  He may simply be trying to quell expectations, but it’s not like people are anointing Knight as some god-send point guard who will carry the Pistons to the promised land, so the guy needs to slow his roll a bit.  To cut to the chase, he makes this absolutely LUDICROUS comment about Brandon Knight:

There’s just one problem: he wasn’t very good at playing basketball last year. He hit some big shots and showed raw talent, and he’s young. I’m certainly not writing him off. But that doesn’t just the fact that Knight wasn’t that good last year.

Wrong.  Wrong.  Sooooo wrong.  To top it all off, he continues on and even resorts to questioning Knight’s claim of 90 credit hours.  What’s the point?  Really?  I don’t get it.  He is up and down in this article, as he tries to say he isn’t “jumping up and down” about this pick but that good can come from it.  Well, of course good can come from it.  There’s no way BK should have slid that far down, so the Pistons were lucky to pick him up.  He throws out a bunch of statistical rankings in an attempt to show how Brandon Knight “wasn’t that good” this year, but the bottom line is that anyone who makes the claim that the best player on a Final Four team “wasn’t that good” is just being foolish.

Article written by Chris Thomas

32 Comments for Pistons Blogger Not Impressed By Knight

  1. tdogg4033011
    3:13 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    he led ALL FRESHMEN in scoring last season & took his team to the Final Four …. sounds
    pretty damn good if yas ask me !!!

  2. AKA cold buckets
    3:15 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    “wasn’t that good at basketball” ?!?! Is this dude serious. Doesn’t even deserve to be writing.

  3. Owen
    3:16 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    First off, I love Brandon and without him last years team would have most certainly been a failure. But I like to think “wasn’t that good” and “wasn’t good” can mean very different things. Knight’s shooting % was rather low except from 3, his a/t ratio wasn’t great all season and he certainly had some very poor performances. Looking at the numbers, which I’m sure this blogger is doing, he wasn’t THAT good.

    BUT I think there is one thing that made him great (and better than everyone else on the team, including Terrence Jones who a case could be made for). When he was out on the court, I can’t remember a single moment where I was like “WTF ARE YOU DOING?!” He was almost always doing the correct thing. Compare that to Terrence Jones who had more WTF moments for a talented player than I can ever remember. The rest of the team had those too but Knight rarely if ever did. I think that is invaluable in the NBA. If he plays relatively mistake free basketball, shoots well and works hard he can be one of the best combo guards in the NBA.

  4. AKA cold buckets
    3:18 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    and when he says “some big shots” I think he means, “just about every big shot through out the tournament (sans Liggins trey)

  5. Werd
    3:20 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    He set the record for most points in a freshmen season ….in UK’s entire history. This guy writes the way that Jeff Goodman looks.

  6. Whatshouldido?
    3:32 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    It’s just his opinion, maybe u should relax on the idiot calling

  7. JBR
    3:36 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I always support our players, and I think that Knight is a great college player…but I also think that he benefitted from the “Kentucky Effect” in the draft. Again, he is a very good player, but I also think that he could have benefitted from another year of school. The NBA has moved to drafting as much on potential as on accomplishment, and Brandon was a very good player on a a very young team…but I do not think that his writer is way off base on questioning what type of impact he will have in the NBA. His comment about Brandon’s performce last year is out there, but I’m not convinced that he will even start in the NBA next year.

  8. PillowTalk
    3:40 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    If you are a senior with Brandon Knights numbers you had a good season. If you are a freshman with BK’s numbers you had an exceptional season.

    His fg% is low because hes the primary scorer.
    -Combo guards always have low FG% Kemba Walker’s was low too.

    Primary handlers who make things happen always turn the ball over alot.
    -Go look at the top PGs in the NBA I guarantee every last one of them is in the top 10 in turnovers EVEN if they are efficient.

  9. Women Everywhere
    3:45 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Henry Abbott isn’t idiotic, his opinion is.

  10. hersheyisabear
    3:53 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Wasn’t that good at basketball? This guy is a writer? Somebody please find him on twitter so we can bash him.

  11. Ya Know
    4:01 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Brandon Knight is good at basketball.

  12. Doug Jones
    4:09 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    He is just mad they didnt pick Walker like a third of the piston fans!

  13. SexnNursinHomes
    4:11 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I’m not impressed with the Piston’s bloggers yellow teeth.

  14. Jeff Van Undies
    4:12 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    6) Idiot!

  15. SagaciousMind
    4:18 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    He averaged 17pts and has the freshmen scoring record. How is that not good? Yeah in the beginning of the season he was turning it over and not much of a leader, but did the guy even follow the rest of the season? It appears he did. He must not have seen Brandon got for 30 vs WVU. Knight was one of our most consistent players. This guys an idiot.

  16. Ben
    4:28 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    That guy looks like he stuck a carrot up his a## and he is trying to eat it from the wrong end! How else can you describe that look on his face. He knows as much about basketball as he does grooming.

  17. mike
    4:43 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I don’t get the 90 credits part. Doesn’t he have 60? Besides, what does it matter to an NBA team’s fan how many credits he has? But I think the fact that he scored more than any other freshman in Kentucky’s history is enough to shut up that uniformed yahoo.

  18. ummm
    4:53 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I agree that BK was not THAT good. Problem is how good is THAT.

  19. Obrzut Jones
    5:28 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Reading this guy’s blog, it’s pretty clear he wanted the Pistons to draft someone other than Knight. Heck, he spends more time praising Singler than he talks about BK. You can just tell by the way he words things, like how BK was “denied jersey #0.”

    At the end of the day it’s just a below-the-radar blog that could be better if they brought Pistons news in the most ridiculous manner possible. But they don’t. He’ll see a spike in his web traffic and will have no idea that it’s just a piece of traffic coming from KSR.

  20. Bluehills
    5:28 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I thought this guy had expired. Could have sworn he got killed off in Paranormal Activity by either his girlfriend with the nice rack or some demon.

  21. realist
    5:30 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    post the article atleast please. and who on here actually gives a shit what that guy says.

  22. jesco white
    6:32 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink


  23. tatescreek8
    6:39 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Ok enough is enough about the players who are gone I loved them when they were here but they will not wear the blue and white again so start writing about this years team and possible recruits and football who gives a damn what people say about our former players, every day its Jorts this Jorts that, I don’t give a shit who’s wearing this number or that number. I know its slow this time of the year but damn make shit up half this board would believe it anyway.

  24. carolinacat
    6:43 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    He got better as the year went on….was forced to take some tough shots as the clock wound down because our offense wasn’t that efficient. Probably went a few spots higher because of the “UK effect.”

    Having said that, he’s a tough competitor and better than anyone else the Pistons have at the guard position.

  25. Big Blue 66
    6:49 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    this is what you get with the internet, allowing young, inexperienced people state their opinions without any real knowledge of basketball……sort of like the guys on this site

  26. rainman
    7:24 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Guess what, when you say idiotic things, you’re going to be called an idiot!!

  27. mudcreekmark
    7:29 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    John Wall 16.6 ppg .461fgp .325 3pfgp 4.3rpg 241assists-149to
    Brandon Knight 17.2ppg .423fgp .377 3pfgp 4.0rpg 159assists-120to
    I guess John Wall had a bad year too!!

  28. Spurious
    7:34 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    Good grief, I have age spots older than that guy. Why do fans pay so much attention to people who just last week learned to write. Oh, forgot. You’re all the same age.

  29. lakecumberlandcat16
    7:46 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    I remember my first beer

  30. Fresh Prince of Adair
    7:52 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    in this day and age, with access to information as we have it, a claim questioning knight having 90 credit hours is saying more than meets the eye….on top of calling him a liar as well as suggesting that he is not the type of mind that could have done that, he is also calling him an absolute idiot…a retarded idiot….if someone lied about something like that they would have to literally be a water head because it’s easy to verify and find out if he does or not. its easy to find out if he lied so he’d have to be an idiot to tell the lie.

    so is he really suggesting that knight is THAT stupid? if so then that’s more then insulting and it looks like detroit has their very own mini tipton. lets all be honest about one thing before we go back to supporting Knight…Detroit is a shiithole of a town and is palpably dysfunctional and depressing. the fact that BK is even acting like he wants to be there is showing that entire town more respect than many people would be able to muster….the dopey ass beatwriter that probably couldnt get a gig elsewhere ought to embrace and support the shiny new hope that they have rather than pissing on him and making his experience that is already bad even worse. way to go dude, you’ve made Tip dawg proud with that spewing vomit

  31. Fresh Prince of Adair
    7:56 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    28-why do fans like yourself feel the need to imply that the way you go about things is better than that of how we do it? Oh, forgot. you’re a typical old fart whose day’s highlights consist of reading news here and posting. thank you for sharing your hard earned wisdom

  32. Cool Cat
    8:57 pm June 26, 2011 Permalink

    FIRST!… errr..