You asked for it, you got it. Phoenix Suns fans have been unhappy with the performance of guard Brandon Knight for awhile, and his role will change this season. Prior to Monday’s preseason matchup with the San Antonio Spurs, head coach Earl Watson announced that Knight will be replaced in the starting lineup by phenom Devin Booker for the foreseeable future.
Devin Booker will be the Suns' regular-season starting shooting guard. Brandon Knight will have a sixth man role. https://t.co/17UxyBWETA— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 3, 2016
Watson packaged this news masterfully, calling Knight a “sixth starter.” He’s very polite.
Watson on Knight being a sixth man: "He's a starter in this league. He's sacrificed the most for this team. He took it like the pro he is."— Paul Coro (@paulcoro) October 3, 2016
An unsurprising move, but one that will be welcomed by Suns fans. Perhaps this is the role that Knight has always been suited for, and one where he can best flourish. After after a dazzling rookie campaign in Phoenix, certainly no one can argue that Devin Booker is starting lineup material, and one of the brightest young talents in the league. Does Watson’s move to replace Knight in the starting lineup change your expectations for the 2016-17 season?