Report: Phoenix Suns to sign Brandon Knight to five-year, $70 million deal

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Report: Phoenix Suns to sign Brandon Knight to five year, $70 million deal
Monday June 29th, 2015

The Phoenix Suns will sign point guard Brandon Knight to a five-year, $70 million contract, reports the Racine Journal Times.

Phoenix acquired Knight from the Milwaukee Bucks in a three-team trade last February.

In 11 games with the Suns, Knight averaged 13.4 points and 4.5 assists while shooting 35.7 percent from the field. Over the season, he averaged 17.0 points and posted career-high averages in assists (5.2) and rebounds (3.9).

Knight missed 16 of Phoenix's final 17 games because of an ankle injuryThe 23-year-old is set to become a restricted free agent. Phoenix can match any offer sheets other teams extend to Knight.

ESPN's Marc Stein reported that there's a growing feeling around the league that the Suns will explore trading guard Eric Bledsoe if they sign Knight to a contract. The Suns signed Bledsoe to a five-year, $70 million contract last September.

Last season, the Suns went 39-43 and missed the playoffs.

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