Posted December 14, 2011 on AP on Fox
(Eds: Updates.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Brandon Knight is already making an impression on a Detroit team eager for a fresh start. ''He's the future of this organization,'' Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva said at media day Wednesday. Knight was taken with the eighth pick in this year's draft, and the 6-foot-3 point guard out of Kentucky is working hard to fit in after the lockout postponed the beginning of his NBA career. It's not clear how much Knight will play at first, but he's taking this whirlwind start to his rookie season in stride. ''Of course you want to get ready to play and get right to it, and for it to be a normal offseason,'' he said. ''But that was something that most of us knew entering the draft - that it probably wouldn't be a normal offseason, there probably would be a lockout. So it was something that I was prepared for.'' Knight averaged 17.3 points per game as a freshman last sea...
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