Former Kentucky Wildcat and first-round draft pick Brandon Knight has been traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Detroit Pistons.
Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports Knight will head from to Detroit along with John Henson and a second-round pick in a deal that will send two-time all-star Andre Drummond to Cleveland.
Pistons will receive Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round pick form the Cavaliers for Andre Drummond, per sources.
— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) February 6, 2020
Knight played for Kentucky in 2011, where he averaged 17.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists to help lead the Wildcats to the final four.
His monster season allowed him to leave school after one season and declare for the 2011 NBA Draft. He was drafted eighth overall by the Pistons.
Knight spent three seasons in Detroit before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in July of 2013.
In addition to Milwaukee, Knight has spent time with the Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets. On Feb.7, 2019, Knight was traded to the Cavs, where he’s spent the last calendar year.
This season, Knight is averaging 4.9 points and 1.9 assists. He now returns to the team that drafted him nearly a decade ago.