2011 NBA Mock Draft: All 30 Picks, Brandon Knight Goes to Cavaliers at No. 8
2011 NBA Mock Draft Sees Cavaliers Draft Point Guard of the Future in Brandon Knight
Kentucky guard Brandon Knight played only one season at Kentucky before declaring for this year's draft, but all NBA scouts needed to see was one season to know this kid could become something special.
In addition to making some huge shots for the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament and carrying them to the Final Four, Knight averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the season and showed people concerns about his point guard skills were unwarranted.
He has the size to be a point guard or shooting guard in the NBA, but he will most likely fit best as a point guard. He's not the scorer that UConn's Kemba Walker is, but he's a better floor general.
For now, Knight could actually start at shooting guard for the Cavaliers, with Anthony Parker and Manny Harris not exactly stalwarts at the position. When Baron Davis moves on, he could compete with Ramon Sessions for the point guard spot, which I figure will be quite competitive.
The reason I have the Cavaliers drafting a point guard in Knight is because I feel he will be a better player than Sessions and thus take over the point guard position. With his overall game, scoring, floor vision and passing, he could become a star, and he's just tapping into his potential.
As far as current players, Knight reminds me of Jason Terry to a degree, with range and scoring ability, but also point guard skills. He's can be a point guard or a shooting guard. But his floor vision and passing reminds me of former NBA player Kenny Smith, which is a bold statement but I can't help but see it when I look at their games.
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