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August 23 2017, 11:14 | Van Peters
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight tore the ACL in his left knee and is likely to miss the entire 2017-18 National Basketball Association season. In 2014 he was traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Phoenix Suns and has played three seasons so far with the Suns. However, none have been as severe as an ACL, which threatens Knight's return at all.
Tyler Ulis will more than likely be called upon to replace Knight in the rotation. He appeared in 50 games, averaging 11 points and 2.4 assists. Perhaps the sudden injury to Knight might make Phoenix become more aggressive in a push for Irving.
For the Suns, this is an unfortunately blow.
Knight was set to enter his third full season with the Suns as the backup to Eric Bledsoe, but remained a key focal point in Earl Watson's rotation. And you can't help but feel for both the Suns and Brandon Knight. However, it's a possibility that Knight's injury has bigger ramifications.
Davon Reed could see an increased role in his rookie season with Knight on the shelf.