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Brandon Knight’s about to get paid

I bet your Monday morning isn’t going as well as Brandon Knight’s. According to Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times, Knight’s on the verge of signing a five-year, $70 million contract with the Phoenix Suns. Knight will become a restricted free agent on July 1. That’s not a max offer — which would be in the five-year, $90 million range — but it’s still a pretty big chunk of change. After being traded to the Suns in February, Knight averaged 13.4 points and 4.5 assists and missed 16 of the final 17 games with an ankle injury.

If the Suns sign Knight to a big deal, what does that mean for teammate Eric Bledsoe? Over the weekend, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that if the Suns sign Knight to a new deal, they will explore trade options for Bledsoe, meaning our All-Cats team dreams for Phoenix may be over sooner than we’d hope.

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4 Comments for Brandon Knight’s about to get paid

  1. Tomas
    9:02 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

    I love Brandon Knight but trading Bledsoe makes no sense unless. Bledsoe is far and away a better player but it seems they still hold some resentment for the contract disputes last year.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:02 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

      No way is Bledsoe “far and away” better. They have much different styles, but Knight is more steady and under control, something that I think serves the team better in the long run. I have been a Suns fan for a lot of years, and I’d love to see them both stay, but I get why they would go with BK.

    • J-Dub421
      10:04 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

      Bledsoe is more athletic. Knight is a better shooter. I think they compliment each other well in the backcourt.

  2. Tomas
    10:24 am June 29, 2015 Permalink

    Cutch he is the Suns best perimeter defender which is vital especially in the West. He also has a better PER than Knight so I don’t know about being under control. He is a better PG in all facets of the game except shooting. He has also been in the playoffs and done well. It looks like to me the Suns know they can get a lot of return for Bledsoe rather than let Knight walk for free. I get that, but I don’t think there is anyway he gets dealt unless they get a treasure chest of picks or a big man.