When you talk to front office personnel about Detroit Pistons second-year guard Brandon Knight, opinions vary wildly. Few think he will become a top-notch lead guard. More think that, while he has talent, he lacks the instincts to be an elite point guard.
But even detractors agree with those bullish on his future about one thing: They would love to have him on their team.
The reasons have been evident the last few weeks, with Knight’s maturity, toughness and competitiveness on display.
From the way he politicked to return from the right ankle sprain he suffered Feb. 20 to his response to becoming joke fodder for a nationwide audience after DeAndre Jordan victimized him on a dunk Sunday, Knight is gaining fans.