Is Brandon Knight coming back?

Page 2 of Originally Posted by doubledeuce No argument here. How will Knight do against NBA defenders? He'll be fine. Might take a little time, but he is a smart... 98 comments | 4119 Views | Go to page 1 →

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubledeuce View Post
    IDK he could not beat Craft off the dribble.
    Craft is about as good of a defender out top as there is in the college game...
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    Well Magic Johnson tweeter that if knight comes out he would take him with the first pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koun Dog View Post
    Well Magic Johnson tweeter that if knight comes out he would take him with the first pick.
    Magic Johnson watched much college basketball this season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koun Dog View Post
    Well Magic Johnson tweeter that if knight comes out he would take him with the first pick.
    ...and Barkley said the reason UK would beat Ohio St was due to their depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Craft is about as good of a defender out top as there is in the college game...
    No argument here.

    How will Knight do against NBA defenders?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubledeuce View Post
    No argument here.

    How will Knight do against NBA defenders?
    He'll be fine. Might take a little time, but he is a smart kid and will learn to play to his strengths...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    ...and Barkley said the reason UK would beat Ohio St was due to their depth.
    and called Brandon Knight, Brandon Jones. But, Barkley has been a joy to listen to during this tournament. He is continously giving Cal some love!

    Yes, Knight is gone :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Craft is about as good of a defender out top as there is in the college game...
    Come on Craft isn't half the athlete that DRose or Russell Westbrook is. That's who Knight has to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    Come on Craft isn't half the athlete that DRose or Russell Westbrook is. That's who Knight has to worry about.
    Was Bruce Bowen an amazing athlete? No, he was hard nosed and took defense very seriously. That's Craft and what he brings on the defensive sie of the ball. Plus Craft is a lot more athletic than the color of his skin gets him credit for...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    Was Bruce Bowen an amazing athlete? No, he was hard nosed and took defense very seriously. That's Craft and what he brings on the defensive sie of the ball. Plus Craft is a lot more athletic than the color of his skin gets him credit for...
    Bruce Bowen also guarded guys on the wing. Since Bruce's time NBA PGs have become crazy athletic. While Bruce played 3 years ago only a few guys had that kind of quickness. Craft, white or black, is no where near the type of defender Knight will see in the NBA IMO. Not even in the same zip code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    Bruce Bowen also guarded guys on the wing. Since Bruce's time NBA PGs have become crazy athletic. While Bruce played 3 years ago only a few guys had that kind of quickness. Craft, white or black, is no where near the type of defender Knight will see in the NBA IMO. Not even in the same zip code.
    I've watched Craft lock down Knight, Teague and any other big name PG you can name over the last 2 classes. Craft will make a lot of money playing D when his college career is over...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gametime View Post
    I've watched Craft lock down Knight, Teague and any other big name PG you can name over the last 2 classes. Craft will make a lot of money playing D when his college career is over...
    That has nothing to do with the fact that he's not the kind of athlete of the highest quality PGs in the league right now. Out of the 7 or 8 best athletes in the league 3 of them are point guards (Westbrook, Rose, Wall).

    You think Knight is ready for the league, I don't. No need to keep going back and forth about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koun Dog View Post
    Well Magic Johnson tweeter that if knight comes out he would take him with the first pick.

    Is Magic a GM?

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    I thought during the telecast they said Coach Matta told them that Craft had the quickest lateral quickness of anybody he has ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatsCatsCats View Post
    That has nothing to do with the fact that he's not the kind of athlete of the highest quality PGs in the league right now. Out of the 7 or 8 best athletes in the league 3 of them are point guards (Westbrook, Rose, Wall).

    You think Knight is ready for the league, I don't. No need to keep going back and forth about it.
    Where did I say I thought he was ready? In this thread I said it could take him some time to adjust if he goes now.

    Being the best pure athlete doesn't make you automatically the best defender. Knight had trouble with Craft because he was going against an ELITE defender on the ball. Two totally different things...

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