Reports: Pistons trade ex-Cat Knight to Milwaukee

July 30, 2013 

Former University of Kentucky star Brandon Knight is on the move.

The Detroit Pistons traded the second-year point guard to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night, according to several media outlets.

Knight presumably will be the starting point guard for Milwaukee, a team in rebuilding mode after being eliminated in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs as the No. 8 seed in 2012-13.

According to reports first made public by Yahoo Sports and ESPN, the Bucks were to sign disgruntled point guard Brandon Jennings to a three-year, $24 million contract, then trade him to Detroit. Milwaukee was also to receive small forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravstov.

Knight, the eighth overall pick in the 2011 draft, is on his rookie-scale contract and will make $2.7 million next season. He has two more seasons on his rookie-scale deal.

The 6-foot-3 Knight averaged 13.3 points and 4.0 assists in 75 games (all starts) last season while shooting 40.7 percent from the field. As a rookie he averaged 12.8 points and 3.8 assists while starting 60 of 66 games in the lockout-shortened season.

Jennings averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists in 80 games for the Bucks last season.

Knight will join a Bucks backcourt with three newly acquired guards in O.J. Mayo, Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour.

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