The Milwaukee Bucks traded away former franchise point guard Brandon Jennings to the Detroit Pistons last season, and they got point guard Brandon Knight back as the key piece in return. Things certainly didn’t look good for the Bucks early in the season as he missed a good chunk of games due to injury, but he was able to turn things on late in the season. There weren’t many positives in one of the worst NBA seasons of recent history for any team, but Knight did appear to be one down the stretch. Knight played in 72 games with the Bucks this year, starting in 69 of those appearances. In those games, he averaged 17.9 points, 4.9 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game and was the true leading scorer for Milwaukee. He showed the ability to hit the three-point shot, mid-range jumper, and get to the rim and finish with authority. One of the most underrated aspects of Knight’s game is his ability to play solid defense, and get under opposing guards’ skin. There were many times throughout the course of the season that he flustered opposing players, and forced uncharacteristic turnovers. The Bucks certainly aren’t one of the better defensive teams in the NBA, but Knight is a big piece of the defense that they do have. All of Knight’s stats went up from the previous season with the Pistons, except for his three-point shooting percentage. He shot the three at just 32.5%, which was down from 36.7% last year with Detroit. Outside of that, his overall field goal percentage rose about two percent, and his free-throw percentage rose seven percent. Despite the lack of a high three-point percentage, he did show especially down the stretch of the season that he is more than capable of knocking them down. There are so many factors to take into consideration for Knight’s success this past season, especially with the team being one of the worst in the NBA. That being said, it is difficult to say that Knight was just a good player on a bad team because of the ability to score the ball he had against defenses that were keying in on him. This was a very impressive season from Knight, and it should excite Milwaukee fans for the future. Overall, the improvement was there for Knight to take the next step in his NBA career. He certainly isn’t in the “star’ category yet, but he is showing some nice things that could one day get him to that level. His scoring ability is undeniable, and he is a growing playmaker for his teammates as well. Time will tell just how good Knight can get, but he has the potential to be a very special point guard. Brandon Knight 2013 Season Grade: B+ The post NBA Season in Review: Brandon Knight, Milwaukee Bucks appeared first on Sports Glory.