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Suns tried but couldn’t move Brandon Knight before deadline

The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, and Brandon Knight is still a member of the Phoenix Suns.

The Suns were seeking a second-round pick in exchange for the former Wildcat (a small asking price for one of SI.com’s top 100 NBA players) but could not find any takers before today’s 3 pm deadline.

Had Knight been dealt, Tyler Ulis was expected to see an increase in minutes. That still may be the case, although keeping Knight will not help Ulis’ shot.

To recap, this year’s trade season saw DeMarcus Cousins join Anthony Davis in New Orleans; Nerlens Noel get out of Philadelphia; and Phoenix still has four ex-Kentucky Wildcats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Suns tried but couldn’t move Brandon Knight before deadline



  1. secrick
    3:37 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    I would take Brandon any day.



  2. DT in DC
    4:27 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    Of all our one and dones, he’s probably the one I most wish had stayed another year.



    • Dusten
      4:55 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

      Davis another year would have been nice…



  3. Dusten
    4:56 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    I know the reason teams don’t want Knight is because of his contract, but man, I really feel like NOLA could’ve used him…



  4. KevinM
    7:04 pm February 23, 2017 Permalink

    That contract is the crutch there, and unlike MLB, teams don’t help pay salaries by moving a player.

    The only way to move Knight is to waive him, let PHX pay that contract, and Knight will be picked up at a vet minimum to prove himself again.

    Would like to see him in the ATL system as a combo guard to help their rotation.