Detroit Pistons: Top 10 Pistons’ rookies in franchise history

Saddiq Bey #41 of the Detroit Pistons (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Detroit Pistons top ten rookies: No. 9, Brandon Knight

Here is another guy who would also be on top-ten list of biggest disappointments next to Drummond, but people tend to forget that Knight had a very productive rookie season.

He was drafted 8th by the Pistons (a common theme of Detroit never picking near the top of the NBA Draft) and at the time, it looked like they might have gotten a steal.

Knight averaged 12.8 points, 3.8 assists and shot 38 percent from the 3-point line, making the first-team All-Rookie in the process.

It was pretty much downhill from there, as Knight never fully worked out and ended up getting traded in the disastrous Brandon Jennings trade that also cost the Pistons Khris Middleton. OOPS.

Now Pistons’ fans just remember Knight as being the guy the Pistons drafted before Kemba Walker, Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Vucevic and Jimmy Butler. OOPS AGAIN.

Knight’s time with the Detroit Pistons never worked out and he became a career bench player, but his rookie season was very good.