Brandon Knight has made a good first impression with his personality and a work ethic that usually makes him one of the last guys to leave the practice floor.
He plays with confidence, seen when he didn’t hesitate to take a key three-pointer late in the game. He missed, but the moxie impressed Daye and Pistons coach Lawrence Frank.
Knight finished the preseason averaging eight points, five assists and three rebounds per game. He struggled with his shot, making only 27.8%. But he strives to impact the game in other ways.
“No matter what the situation is for me, individually, you have to lift the team up,” Knight said. “It doesn’t have to be through scoring or getting assists, it’s being a good teammate.”
— Reported by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press