Suns set to sign Knight to extension

( - The Phoenix Suns have apparently locked up guard Brandon Knight for the long term, with Yahoo! Sports reporting that the restricted free agent has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension.

Knight was able to capitalize on one of the best seasons of his four-year career, as the 23-year-old averaged 17.0 points and a personal-best 5.2 assists over 63 games with Milwaukee and Phoenix in 2013-14. He shot 38.9 percent from 3-point range as well, also a career high.

The Suns acquired Knight from the Bucks at February's trade deadline shortly after shipping disgruntled guard Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat. He played in just 11 games with Phoenix following the trade due to leg injuries, averaging 13.4 points and 4.5 assists.


Originally selected by Detroit with the eighth overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft, Knight owns career averages of 15.2 points, 4.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds over 276 games.


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