Suns’ Knight to miss season following surgery

Suns guard Brandon Knight is out for the year, the team said Friday.

Phoenix Suns point guard Brandon Knight underwent knee surgery on a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the 2017-18 season, the team announced Friday.

Knight tore the ACL playing basketball in Miami last month. It was suspected at the time that he could miss the season. The Suns held out hope, but confirmed the news after the operation.

They could eventually apply for an injury exception in hopes of replacing Knight, the top reserve behind Eric Bledsoe and Devin Booker in the backcourt.

Knight,25,  averaged 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games last season, primarily playing a reserve role. He has compiled career averages of 15.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in six total seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks and Suns.