The Dallas Mavericks are all hands on deck right now as they deal with a COVID outbreak. They were down eight players and two assistant coaches on Tuesday but still managed to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jalen Brunson led the way with a 28-point performance in the team’s third win in nine tries without Luka Doncic.
Dallas has six players in the health and safety protocols, including superstar Luka Doncic, so they added Brandon Knight and Carlik Jones on ten-day contracts on Dec. 22. Adrian Wojnarowski was first to report the Knight deal. The Mavs were forced to play two replacement players in Tuesday’s win, and both Theo Pinson and Marquese Chriss had key roles in the victory.
The Mavs latest signing is no stranger to running an offense, and the 30-year-old has shown plenty of promise throughout his NBA career. Here is a closer look at what Knight brings to Dallas.
Dallas Mavericks sign Brandon Knight: What does he bring?
Knight is a nine-year NBA veteran that has started 349 games in his career. He averaged over 19 points and five assists per game back in 2016, but his career has been derailed by injuries. The 30-year-old was limited to just 25 games last season where he shot just 35.3 percent from the field.
Does Knight have anything left? He just scored 25 points on Tuesday night, while playing for Sioux Falls in the G League. He is a healthy body that is hungry to prove he belongs. Knight can run an offense and make plays. The Mavericks need another playmaker and ball-handler, so it could be the perfect fit in Dallas.
The Dallas Mavericks host the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, and they will have at least six players in the health and safety protocols for that matchup. Stay tuned to the news for all the latest at The Smoking Cuban.