2011 NBA Draft: Brandon Knight's Role with the Detroit Pistons
I think Brandon Knight was just as surprised as the Detroit Pistons were that he was still available at the No.8 pick.
The Pistons had been talking big man throughout the entire draft process, but in the end they couldn't pass up a player of Knight's talent at that selection in the draft. The real question now becomes: what do the Pistons do with both Knight and point guard Rodney Stuckey?
Stuckey is hoping for a long-term contract from the team before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2012. Both he and Brandon Knight are combo-guards with quality offensive games and improving defensive play.
As ESPN's Chad Ford suggested on his Twitter account, Knight's versatility will greatly benefit the Pistons.
The Pistons wanted a big man, but point guard was also a need. They can move Rodney Stuckey to the two thanks to Knight's size.
Clearly, Brandon Knight is talented enough to start right away on the hapless Detroit roster. The Pistons will need to groom him to become a true point guard while simultaneously allowing him to showcase his shooting and scoring ability from the position.
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