Though Rockets general manager Daryl Morey talked up Brandon Knight‘s ability to contribute on the court, I’m unconvinced Houston saw Knight as anything other than a necessary burden to dumping Ryan Anderson‘s salary via trade.
But if the Rockets wanted Knight to play, they won’t have him anytime soon.
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
Knight missed all of last season with a knee injury. He struggled on the court the two years before that.
It’ll be a long road before Knight helps a team with Chris Paul, James Harden and Eric Gordon as ball-handling guard. Heck, it might be a while until Knight can even eat up minutes while allowing those superior players to rest.
But at least Anderson’s contract is gone.