I believe that was the partially the reason as they signed OJ as a FA, still had Caron Butler, plus they drafted Wolters, Gary Neal and Ridnour too...later they traded away Neal and Ridnour....
One of the biggest problems was the coach had weird rotations and they just had a big mix of players--you look at their roster at the beginning of the season:
PG: Neal, Ridnour, Knight, Wolters
SG: Delfino, Mayo
SF: C Butler, Middleton, Alphabet
PF: Illysoava, Henson
C: Sanders, Pachulia, Rudj***
It look like a pretty decent roster and after the coaches rotation, a bunch of injuries, etc. they were moving in every direction with their roster....(still are). After some issues they traded away Ridnour and Neal for Adrien and Sessions, & bought out Butler.
ORIGINAL: Phil Riewer
Knight didn't play much to start the season because they also signed OJ May and didn't know what they have in Knight, look at his splits---particularly the 1st and last months---the kid is on the rise. He was asked to defend the top guard most nights and still put up good stats, the Pistons said he was their best wing defender before they traded him.
Knight is a star on the rise---mark it down.
Basically OJ Mayo was benched after a month due to his play....but believe what you will.
Wasn't Knight dealing with an injury that prevented him from playing and then limited him during the first month?
< Message edited by Phil Riewer -- 6/25/2014 5:55:57 PM >
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