Brandon Knight will wear “divine” No. 7


I guess Brandon Knight’s request for No. 0 was denied. He held up a No. 7 jersey at today’s introductory press conference.

Ben Gordon wore No. 7 the last two seasons, but he already decided to switch to No. 8.

Kyle Singler will wear No. 25, and Vernon Macklin will wear No. 20.


Apparently, Knight wanted No. 7 all along. Keith Langlois of

"Knight to wear 7 not 0 .. Wanted 7 but BG had it, then realized BG switching to 8 next year"

"BG’s request to switch to 8 was made in March 2010 but NBA didn’t approve for 2010-11 season. It’s OK’d now."

Tom Leyden of ABC 7 explains why Knight wanted seven:

"Brandon Knight: Chose between 0 and 7 and seven teams passed over me, so 7 it was."

That wasn’t the only reason Knight preferred 7. Detroit Bad Boys:

"Brandon Knight let his family vote on his jersey number — they liked 7 more than zero. 7 is a "divine number," Knight explained."