Detroit — The Detroit Pistons selected Kentucky's Brandon Knight with the eighth pick in today's NBA Draft.
Knight has a great mid-range game, but will need to develop before having much of an impact in the NBA. The Miami Herald predicted that Knight would be a top-five pick.
Knight's coach, John Calipari, says of him:
"Brandon is a warrior on and off the court. He is as driven as any other player that I've ever coached. He has an innate ability to score while finding the open man. Right away he should be a leader and also a top-notch defender for us."
Some of us, myself included, are going to wonder why the Pistons didn't trade down in the draft for a pick they could use next year. Knight is going to take some time to develop, so either way we won't see much of an impact on the team from this pick. Time will tell.
At least we didn't pick Darko again.