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Brevin Knight Fantasy Analysis

The Fantasy Potential of Brevin Knight
August 17, 2007

The Clippers signed Brevin Knight after the guard was waived by the Bobcats.  The Clippers had hoped their point guard position would be manned by Shaun Livingston and Sam Cassell.  But Livingston will likely miss next season with a serious knee injury. 

Using his career averages, Knights assist and steal per minute averages would project to 7.4 apg and 2.0 spg over 30 minutes.  These numbers would have him placed 9th in the league in assists and 6th in the league in steals last season.  On the Clippers, considering Sam Cassell is in his late 30ís and not really capable of playing many minutes, it is not inconceivable that Knight can command nearly 30 mpg.  Also note that over his last three seasons Knight has averaged 31 mpg. 

The issue with Knight through his 10-year career has been his tendency to miss games with injuries.  Other than his rookie season he has not played over 70 games.  But seeing the potential he has in the assist and steal categories, namely the potential to be a player in the top ten in each, is something a fantasy manager needs to give heavy weight to.  This is something that only D. Wade, Chris Paul, and Baron Davis could claim last season. 

It is possible that many fantasy managers will not be aware of the fantasy potential of Knight next season making him a sleeper candidate in leagues with daily transactions.  Perhaps picking up Knight and Cassell in the later rounds is a strategy that could pay off particularly if your league has an inactive list.

 

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