Laying on the ground at Madison Square Garden just two minutes into the season, Brandon Knight’s first year with the Milwaukee Bucks was off to an inauspicious start. Little did he know just how much that hamstring injury would set him back.
Even after he returned three games later, Knight wasn’t himself. The hamstring wasn’t right, and it was holding him back. But there finally became a time in early December where it was clear the young point guard was fully healthy.
Ever since, Knight has been a bright spot in what has been a dreary season. The 22-year-old has averaged 17.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.3 turnovers per game since Dec. 1, including a seven-game stretch in which he scored 23.7 per game.
“It’s tough to play with a hamstring (injury),” Knight said. “It affects your every move, every shot you take, every layup, explosiveness. It’s in the back of your mind that you don’t want to do anything to re-injure it. A hamstring (injury) is definitely something that can hinder your play. I’ve been healthy of late and I think it’s showed in my play.”
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