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We’re talking about attitude?


The NBA went with a foreign movement last night in the top half of the lottery and left Brandon Knight to get nabbed by the Detroit Pistons – a team he never even worked out for.  The Pistons clearly went the “best player available” route and scooped up the point guard from Kentucky, but why was a guy who was projected as high as #3 overall to Utah still hanging around?  The answer might surprise you.

CBS’ Matt Moore says Knight “plummeted due to his attitude”.  That revelation comes as a complete shock to anyone who’s followed his career.  Isn’t he the high-character guy with the good grades?  The one with the leadership skills teams wanted?  Well, according to our Matt Jones, he is.  “Attitude” isn’t the best word for it.  Teams were just concerned that he wouldn’t work out against Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette.  The logic in the decision seemed to be sound, as Knight really had nothing to gain by working out against guys projected to go lower than him.  He still went ahead of them.  It was just lower than expected.

That’s all fine though because you know who isn’t disappointed in him or his attitude?  The Pistons.  In fact, Detroit is thrilled to have him.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

21 Comments for We’re talking about attitude?

  1. RidgeRunner
    11:03 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    The small drop cost him money for sure but to say he “..plummeted”, thats a pretty strong word when your looking at what, 5 perhaps 6 slots. And even some of those slots are not about “Brandon”..they are what the team needs and the bigs were the need.

    I’m not buying too much of this attitude stuff or even the “not working out against others” stuff.

  2. Googenheimer
    11:09 am June 24, 2011 Permalink


  3. Brandon
    11:14 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Only two teams really passed on him… Toronto at 5 and Charlotte at 7. Utah took the better player at 3 and it wasn’t really a snub

  4. mocha
    11:20 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    “nothing is good or bad, but thinking it makes it so.” – william shakespeare.

  5. DavenderCatTheSequel
    11:23 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Weathermen can be wrong 50% of the time & still get paid. Sportswriters can be wrong 100% of the time & still get paid.

  6. bosshogg24
    11:27 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    If you are a 5* out of High School and and thinking about being ONE and DONE (Terrence Jennings) and (Scotty Hopson) don’t go to UL or the ORANGE! Neither player improved! UK is the Place!

  7. Bundy
    11:27 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    All 4 UK guys drafted ahead of Scotty Hopson…HA!

  8. sickandtired
    11:33 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Hopefully its far enough away so that his mother will go, tired of working with her. Now if any of this mothers attitude got to him then I can see this. She was probably pissed that he got drafted at 8.

  9. pongo
    11:37 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I really liked the earlier stat about Pitino. 9 years a UL and 4 players drafted. Cal is at UK 2 years and 9 players drafted. How insane that Pitino could ever land a blue chip player! He must only get the dumb ones.

  10. njl
    11:40 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    does sacremento honestly think jimmer can run the point to move tyreke to the 2?….if the kings draft knight at 7 and dont trade the pick they get a better pg and their sales go up cuzza all the uk fans buying kings stuff for boogie and b knight

  11. bluetooth
    11:40 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    why did the turkish post get took down beez ?

  12. bluetooth
    11:42 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    oops … sorry

  13. pji
    11:47 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    60% of the time, weathermen are wrong every time.

  14. Big Blue 66
    11:54 am June 24, 2011 Permalink

    ever thought that some of these teams could take a flyer on a Euro and due to the CBA they can stay in europe and play for the next year. I highly doubt a team dropped him due to his attitude or the workout thing, hell Irving wouldnt get out of street clothes and it didnt hurt him

  15. Ky76
    12:00 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    so Knight took his agents advice…and it “cost” him a few slots…..oh well….Nice to have the Prince and a Knight on the Pistons

  16. fairview
    12:04 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Hopson was your clasic universty heights player in hoptown,was pampered and never did improve..

  17. Bledsoe's Biceps
    12:08 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    I think RidgeRunner sums it up pretty well. It seems CBS’ Matt Moore is trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

  18. Laker Cat 18
    12:34 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    So why would this guy use not working out against Kemba and Jimmer as his reason for Knight dropping a couple spots? Knight still went before the two and was still the 2nd PG taken. He didn’t make much of a point with that reasoning.

  19. struggler
    12:37 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Brandon is one of my favorite players – I rarely can get behind a player completely – but he is athlete, brains and class. All the best BK, my family and I will follow and suuport you. Continue to trust in God and work hard, and you will continue to soar! Go Cats and go Brandon Knight!

  20. bmt22033
    12:51 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    In order to understand why this guy would write something like that about Brandon Knight, you only need to ask yourself two questions:

    1. How many clicks will the article get if it mentions a Kentucky player?
    2. How many clicks will the article get if it DOES NOT mention a Kentucky player?

    And there’s your answer. I firmly believe that our passion as a fan base actually motivates people to write negative things about UK / Calipari. When something positive is written, there will definitely be some UK fans who read the article and post comments (along with the UK / Calipari haters, of course). But when something *negative* is written, we show up in droves to protest the wrongdoing. If Kentucky fans ignored most of the crap that gets written, I believe you’d eventually see it less and less frequently because it would result in less ad revenue for the web sites / writers.

  21. OogieBoogieMan
    2:29 pm June 24, 2011 Permalink

    Wasn’t he just following his agent’s advice? Time to fire that dude…