Knight appears keen on Nuggets
On the eve of the Nuggets' meeting with former Charlotte point guard Brevin Knight's agent in Washington, D.C., the guard expressed great interest in the possibility of playing in Denver.
"That's an intriguing team for me," Knight said Tuesday by phone. "My interest is high. I just think it's a nice place to be. Two great scorers in (Allen) Iverson and Carmelo (Anthony). And to play with coach (George) Karl in that system, and where the organization has come from and where they are now, that's intriguing to me."
The Bobcats bought out Knight's contract Friday. Despite overtures from Bobcats executive vice president Bernie Bickerstaff signaling that Charlotte might look to re-sign him, Knight said "the odds of going back to Charlotte are very slim."
Knight's agent, Bill Strickland, is set to meet today with Nuggets vice president of basketball operations Mark Warkentien, Knight confirmed.
He added that getting him into a Nuggets uniform hinges on security.
"To get to this point in your career, years are a little more paramount than dollars," Knight, 31, said. "The biggest thing I can say is for me years are more important than amount per year. You want to be as guaranteed as possible to know that you have a job the next year. So, for me, that's the biggest thing for me and my family and we push on from there."
Knight can score, rebound and has been a solid assist-man throughout his career. He combines that with the ability to get his hands on a lot of passes and loose balls, making him a steals threat.
While he would not help raise the Nuggets' 3-point percentages (.150 career percentage), he would give Denver the solid perimeter defender the team has lacked.
"I think I fit in fine pretty much most places," Knight said. "I can play whatever style. I know with those guys they like to get out and run as much as possible and let the wing score as much as possible. That's fine with me to play up and down, that's just like making me feel young all over again. We'll sit down and talk and see where everyone's heads are, where the numbers are and go from there."