Brandon Knight is out of action with a hyperextended right knee. USA Today reported that an MRI on Knight's knee came back negative, showing swelling but no damage. But the second-year guard is on the shelf "for an undisclosed period of time."
Knight injured his knee and ankle in a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday. He sat Friday and Saturday, and Pistons coach Lawrence Frank called Knight day-to-day and said he won't play until he's 100 percent. Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum are both worth consideration, with the Pistons playing four games this week.
Stuckey started at shooting guard Saturday night and scored 11 points (3-of-8 shots and 5-of-5 free throws) to go with two rebounds, an assist and a steal. Not real exciting.
Before Bynum got tossed for a flagrant 2 foul, he scored 15 points (7-of-14 field goals and 1-of-1 free throws), grabbed three rebounds, handed out two assists and stole a ball. There's a chance the league could further punish Bynum, so keep an eye on that situation.
Photo: Knight's Facebook.