Erik Spoelstra on drafting Brandon Knight for G League team: He has a lot to offer

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Anthony Chiang: Erik Spoelstra says he spoke with Brandon Knight over the summer and thinks he still “has a lot to offer.” Spoelstra says Knight’s goal is to get back in the NBA. Knight was drafted by the Skyforce today.
Source: Twitter @Anthony_Chiang

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Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra says he spoke with Brandon Knight over the summer and thinks he still “has a lot to offer.” Spoelstra says Knight’s goal is to get back in the NBA. Knight was drafted by the Skyforce today. – 5:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Heat G League team drafting Brandon Knight, “I think it’s great. We’ve been a fan of his for a long time.” Mentions how Heat “tends to like Kentucky guys.” Says he has spoken to Knight in the offseason about the move. – 5:33 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in the first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:44 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Jimmy Butler protégé selected by Heat in second round. – 2:30 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:47 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, took former Pine Crest star Brandon Knight with its first-round pick in today’s G League draft. – 1:23 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat’s G League affiliate selected former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight with their first-round pick of the G League draft (No. 6 overall). Knight played summer league for the Brooklyn Nets. Zaire Wade went to Salt Lake City, to play for his father’s organization. – 1:21 PM

Dakota Schmidt @RidicUpside
After the Delaware Blue Coats took Shamorie Ponds, the G League Draft has gone as follows:
2. College Park Skyhawks: Tyler Hagedorn
3. Fort Wayne: Gabe York
4. Westchester: Justin Turner
5. AC Clippers: Nate Darling
6. Sioux Falls: Brandon Knight
7. Texas: Eddie Stansberry – 1:21 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Front office minutiae: Brandon Knight is eligible for today’s G League draft, even though the Knicks signed him to a training camp deal just before preseason ended. Knight didn’t participate in a team activity with them so NBA didn’t allow Knicks to retain his G League rights. – 12:46 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
G League draft is today at 1 p.m., with Heat’s affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, having 3 picks. Among those eligible for selection:
Ron Artest III
LiAngelo Ball
Brandon Knight
Skal Labissiere
Lance Stephenson
Shamorie Ponds
Zaire Wade – 7:27 AM

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Knight’s days as a budding star in this league are long gone. Soon to be 30 years old, the streaky shooter and crafty playmaker has no delusions of grandeur. He shot less than 30% from the field and less than 20% from three-point range in four Summer League games. That won’t cut it, at least not for a player getting extended minutes on a competitive team. But it’s more than just the shooting percentages, now. It’s more than minutes on the floor, or a position of authority on a roster. “I’ll do whatever man. I’m at a point in my career where I just want to serve,” Knight said after his final Summer League game. “If a team brings me in and they want me to bring water, tie a shoe, whatever it is, man. I’m a humble guy, and I understand the importance of roles.” -via New York Daily News / August 19, 2021

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