Suns Guard Sustains Torn ACL in Left Knee

  • Suns Guard Sustains Torn ACL in Left Knee

Suns Guard Sustains Torn ACL in Left Knee

Knight has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, requiring surgery, and could miss the entirety of the upcoming 2017-18 season, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Now that Knight is out for the entire campaign, one has to wonder if that will expedite the Suns' pursuit of Kyrie Irving.

"The 6' 3" point guard averaged a career-low 11.0 points per game in his third full season in Phoenix. The news came as a shock to the Phoenix Suns fans and Knight himself is obviously devastated. With the Suns way under the salary cap, they will have to pay Knight's wage.

Knight has also played for Detroit and Milwaukee during his 6-year National Basketball Association career. The 25-year old point guard from Miami has three more years left on his current contract with Phoenix.

Tyler Ulis will more than likely be called upon to replace Knight in the rotation.

After averaging a career-high 19.6 points per game two years ago with Phoenix, Knight struggled last season.

Davon Reed could see an increased role in his rookie season with Knight on the shelf.