Brandon Knight is disappointed that he and the Bucks were not able to come to terms on an extension by the deadline, Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times notes (Twitter link). Knight said, “It’s unfortunate. I wanted to get something done.” By failing to come to terms on an extension Knight will become a restricted free agent next summer.
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- Knight relayed that he doesn’t feel any extra pressure to perform well this season despite not inking an extension with the Bucks, Charles F. Gardner of The Journal Sentinel writes. “It’s no pressure. You either get it [a contract] now or get it later, one or the other,” Knight said.
- There is no animosity between the two sides, notes Gardner, and the team has said they intend to try and reach an agreement with Knight this summer. When asked if there was any tension between he and the team, Knight said, “No. If we’re going to revisit it [the negotiations], it’s definitely not. I haven’t really spoken a whole lot to my agents about it. They said they were talking. I love the Bucks. It’s a great organization and we’re continuing to improve as you see. It’s definitely something I would like to be a part of. When we revisit it in the future, hopefully it will work at that time.”
- When the Bucks decided to fully guarantee Kendall Marshall‘s $915K salary for this season it demonstrated their commitment to the young point guard, Gardner writes in a separate article. “It’s a sense of comfort to see that the organization has that trust in me,” Marshall said of his contract being guaranteed. “I haven’t really seen too much of that since I’ve been in the league. It’s just the beginning. I see it as a great foundation for me and for where I want to be with this team. The main thing is team success. My college coaches always told me, ‘Winners get the awards and the rewards.’ If we take care of things as a team, everybody will look good.”