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.