Charlotte Bobcats Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Bernie Bickerstaff today announced that the team has waived Brevin Knight.
The 5-10,170-pound guard appeared in 180 games in three seasons for the Bobcats and averaged 10.8 points, 8.3 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals in 30.8 minutes. Charlotte originally signed Knight as a free agent on August 31, 2004.
“Brevin Knight is a natural leader who embodied all of those intangible qualities that you would want in a veteran player,” Bickerstaff said. “The professionalism that he brought to this team, both on and off the court, makes this a tough decision. His contributions to this young franchise will continue to have an impact on our younger players as we move forward.”
A 10-year NBA veteran, Knight has averaged 8.3 points, 6.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 581 career games with Cleveland, Atlanta, Memphis, Phoenix, Washington, Milwaukee and Charlotte. Over his career, he has averaged at least 1.25 steals in each of his 10 seasons.
Knight was selected 16th overall by Cleveland in the 1997 NBA Draft, where he spent three-plus seasons. As a rookie, he earned All-Rookie First Team honors after he averaged 9.0 points, 8.2 assists and 2.45 steals in 31.0 minutes. Knight finished eighth in the NBA in assists and second in steals during the 1997-98 season.