Brevin Knight

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Brevin Knight
Brevin Knight.jpg
Knight on the bench in 2006.
No. 12, 22, 2, 6
Point guard
Personal information
Born (1975-11-08) November 8, 1975 (age 39)
Livingston, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Seton Hall Preparatory
(West Orange, New Jersey)
College Stanford (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 1997–2009
Career history
19972001 Cleveland Cavaliers
2001 Atlanta Hawks
20012003 Memphis Grizzlies
2003 Phoenix Suns
2003–2004 Washington Wizards
2004 Milwaukee Bucks
20042007 Charlotte Bobcats
2007–2008 Los Angeles Clippers
2008–2009 Utah Jazz
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,342 (7.3 ppg)
Assists 4,481 (6.1 apg)
Steals 1,229 (1.7 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brevin Adon Knight (born November 8, 1975) is an American retired professional basketball point guard who played with nine teams in the NBA from 1997 to 2009. Knight played college basketball at Stanford University and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1997. He is the brother of Brandin Knight.

He is currently a color commentator for the Memphis Grizzlies on Fox Sports Tennessee.

High school career[edit]

Knight attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey, leading its basketball team to New Jersey state championships along with Ira Bowman, Chris Couzen, and Pat Bosworth his sophomore, junior, and senior years. He was named to the Newark Star-Ledger's All-State First Team. Lightly recruited out of high school, Knight was a late signee for Stanford University.

College career[edit]

Knight had a successful college career at Stanford, where he is the all-time leader in assists (780) and steals (298) and third all-time in scoring (1,714). He was chosen by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 16th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft.

NBA career[edit]

Knight was drafted with the 16th pick of the first round in the 1997 NBA Draft.[1] In his rookie season, Knight led the NBA in steals per game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.[2] He has played for the Cavaliers, the Atlanta Hawks, the Memphis Grizzlies, the Phoenix Suns, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Bobcats, averaging 7.6 points and 6.5 assists per game in his career.

The Bobcats received Knight through their 2004 expansion draft. He was one of the best players on the team during the 2004–05 NBA season, averaging 10.1 points, 9 assists, and 1.98 steals per game as the Bobcats went 18–64. Knight finished second in assists per game in the league, behind MVP Steve Nash. He was waived by the Bobcats on June 29, 2007 after spending the last three seasons with them.[3] On August 13, 2007, he signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[4] He was traded to the Utah Jazz on July 23, 2008 for Jason Hart.[5]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1997–98 Cleveland 80 76 31.0 .441 .000 .801 3.2 8.2 2.5 .2 9.0
1998–99 Cleveland 39 38 30.4 .425 .000 .745 3.4 7.7 1.8 .2 9.6
1999–00 Cleveland 65 46 27.0 .412 .200 .761 3.0 7.0 1.6 .3 9.3
2000–01 Cleveland 6 0 15.5 .133 .000 .833 1.2 4.2 1.0 .2 1.5
2000–01 Atlanta 47 43 29.0 .385 .100 .817 3.4 6.1 2.0 .1 6.9
2001–02 Memphis 53 11 21.7 .422 .250 .757 2.1 5.7 1.5 .1 7.0
2002–03 Memphis 55 4 16.9 .425 .250 .541 1.5 4.2 1.3 .0 3.9
2003–04 Phoenix 3 0 6.3 .333 .000 .000 1.0 1.3 1.0 .3 .7
2003–04 Washington 32 12 18.7 .420 .200 .704 1.9 3.2 1.6 .0 4.3
2003–04 Milwaukee 21 1 20.0 .438 .333 .789 2.3 4.7 1.4 .0 5.9
2004–05 Charlotte 66 61 29.5 .422 .150 .852 2.6 9.0 2.0 .1 10.1
2005–06 Charlotte 69 67 34.1 .399 .231 .803 3.2 8.8 2.3 .1 12.6
2006–07 Charlotte 45 25 28.3 .419 .056 .805 2.6 6.6 1.5 .1 9.1
2007–08 L.A. Clippers 74 39 22.6 .404 .000 .873 1.9 4.4 1.4 .1 4.6
2008–09 Utah 74 0 12.7 .349 .000 .750 1.2 2.6 .9 .1 2.4
Career 729 423 24.9 .412 .134 .789 2.4 6.1 1.7 .1 7.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998 Cleveland 4 4 33.0 .286 .000 .600 4.0 5.8 2.5 .3 4.5
2004 Milwaukee 5 0 20.2 .261 .000 .818 2.2 3.4 2.8 .2 4.2
2009 Utah 5 0 3.4 .000 .000 .000 .2 .6 .2 .0 .0
Career 14 4 17.9 .255 .000 .714 2.0 3.1 1.8 .1 2.8

Post-NBA[edit]

Knight joined the Memphis Grizzlies broadcast team as a color commentator on Fox Sports Tennessee in 2010.

Personal life[edit]

Knight and his wife Deena have two daughters, Brenna and Kayla, and a son, Donevin.[6]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Phil (December 22, 1997), "What A Steal!", Sports Illustrated 87 (25): 62–69 
  2. ^ "Brevin Knight bio". NBA. 2002. Archived from the original on December 4, 2002. 
  3. ^ "Bobcats Waive Brevin Knight". Charlotte Bobcats. Archived from the original on July 1, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Clippers Strengthen Backcourt, Sign Guard Brevin Knight". August 13, 2007. Archived from the original on August 13, 2007. 
  5. ^ Buckley, Tim (July 23, 2008). "Utah Jazz: Team trades Hart to Clippers for Knight". Deseret News. 
  6. ^ "Brevin Knight bio". NBA. 2005. Archived from the original on February 17, 2006. 

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