Brevin Knight signs with the Nuggets (<= fake story!)

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david
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There goes Brevin:


DENVER (AP) - The Denver Nuggets to sign free-agent guard Brevin Knight Knight averaged 9.1 points and 6.6 assists last year with the Charlotte Bobcats, not the best in his eight-year career. "Brevin will be a great addition to our team," Nuggets vice president for basketball operations Mark Warkentien said Wednesday. "He is a proven veteran who can really pass the basketball." Knight spent the 05-06 season Charlotte. He has averaged 12.6 points, 8.8 assists 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 69 games. He shot .419 from the field in 45 appearances with the Bobcats last season. "I'm very excited to be a Nugget," Knight said. "This is a great situation for me and I'm looking forward to winning a championship here in Denver."

thehonoraryfan
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DAMMIT! Geez...not only does this hurt for obvious reasons with the PG situation, but it says a lot about how these players DON'T want to play for the Clippers. I don't know his exact reasons (although having Carmelo and AI as teammates and an easy going coach like Karl would certainly help) but it really begs the question of why players aren't signing with the Clippers.

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That's a good question- I'm not sure how much Knight signed for but maybe he was asking for too much $. Maybe as ether suggested in another thread the Clippers are waiting till August 3rd when they can trade a signed draft pick (Thornton?). All is quiet for now but I'm sure that there's lots of activity going on under the radar- that is the case, er I hope.

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Dave, can you provide a link???

'Cause I think that's a bogus release!! They just replaced Knight's name with Chucky Atkins' name. Just compare the quotes. Couldn't they be a little more creative? Here's the real release:

http://www.nba.com/nuggets/news/atkins_ ... 71607.html

You may have been had... Sad

thehonoraryfan
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Yeah I don't think I saw this anywhere else Dave, a link would be good..maybe the Denver news folks goofed. Not sure why the Nuggets would sign Knight right after they signed Atkins though, I really hope this isn't true!

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The similarity between the two realeases is very odd. But if it is true, then two free agents PG's have signed with Denver, and none with us. Which also sounds odd.

JamFan
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I just did a Google search (news) for Brevin Knight and then Denver nuggets, and there was not one single instance of this report including the AP report that Dave found. I think this is a scam. There were news reports of the Clips making an offer for Knight.

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JamFan wrote:
I just did a Google search for Brevin Knight and nuggets, and there was not one single instance of this report including the AP report that Dave found.

That only confirms the article was fishy.

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JamFan wrote:

There were news reports of the Clips making an offer for Knight.

This one below?

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Clippers court Knight

The team wants to sign the veteran point guard from the 'Cats

ART THOMPSON III, The Orange County Register

The Clippers, their options to sign a veteran point guard dwindling, have set their sights on signing 10-year veteran Brevin Knight, who became an unrestricted free agent last month when he was waived by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Knight, an experienced floor general and a strong defender, would fill the Clippers’ need for an experienced backup to incumbent starter Sam Cassell. Bill Strickland, Knight’s agent, said Friday he has had several discussions with Coach Dunleavy and that the Clippers made a preliminary contract offer.

"It’s going to be a continuing process. We’re trying to work around a (contract) number,’’ said Strickland, when asked if there was anything imminent on the horizon. "But I have to say that we’re very interested in the Clippers. They are at the top of Brevin’s list," Strickland said. "I’m very optimistic that something can be worked out, but I’ve been in this business long enough to know that nothing is final until a contract is signed."

Knight spent the past three seasons with the Bobcats and last season averaged 9.1 points, 6.6 assists and 1.49 steals in 45 games. He has played with seven teams during his career, including three during the 2003-04 season: Phoenix, Washington and Milwaukee. Knight was selected by Cleveland 16th overall in the 1997 draft, and he led the NBA in steals his rookie season.

The Clippers have their entire mid-level exception of $5.25 million to offer but it is unlikely they would give that entire amount to Knight, who made $4.2 million last season.

Brevin does a great job of running the half court offense. He's smart, makes good decisions, and is an excellent ball handler. He's a decent, but not great midrange shooter. While he's only 5'10-5'11, Knight is definitely an above average defensive player. Probably an upgrade from Jason Hart, but not nearly as good as Steve Francis. I was hoping that we would get a PG who is a good offensive player or is an excellent outside shooter (like Luke Ridnour).

As much as I like Earl Boykins, Knight is a much more steady player. Boykins often plays out of control. I'd take Knight despite his average offensive game and injury problems. Hopefully, it wouldn't be any more than a 3 year contract.

Acquiring a player like Knight will make the team better.

david
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Wow you guys are right- apparently it is fake- sorry about that:

http://boards.espn.go.com/boards/mb/mb? ... &lid=8

I was wondering why Denver would sign another point guard since they just got Chucky Atkins.

Benoit_Benjamin
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The only issue I have with Knight is his durability. If he stays healthy, I think he'd be a great pickup for this team.

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