The Pistons are taking a cautious approach with guard Brandon Knight, as he'll sit out tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers with a hyperextended right knee. He was a game-time decision, termed "day to day" by the medical staff, and considering he tried to play on it in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, there seems to be an element of protecting a player from himself. "As a coach it's not my decision," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said after the morning shoot-around, when Knight's status was still in the air. "You're not gonna do anything until you have clearance from your medical staff. If they say he's fine, then he'll (play). If they're not so sure, then he won't." "If someone plays, it's because he wants to, it's because he's cleared to." Knight had one of his better games of the season before the Bobcats' Kemba Walker ran into his knee in the third quarter of Wednesday's game, a Pistons' win. He fully participated in morning shoot-around before Frank consulted with strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander about Knight. Rodney Stuckey will likely start in Knight's place.
Pistons G Brandon Knight to miss game against Pacers
Detroit News | Feb 22