It has been seven years since the Suns played a playoff game, and on Tuesday night another bad news came for their fans.
Had the Suns been over the cap, the league could have helped Phoenix with recovering some of Knight's salary over the next year. In 2016-17, while playing for the Suns, Knight averaged a career-low 11.0 points and 2.4 assists in 54 games, including five as a starter. With the Suns way under the salary cap, they will have to pay Knight's wage.
Knight came to Phoenix in a three-team trade with Milwaukee and Philadelphia in 2015. He hasn't played more than 63 games in any of the past three seasons, dealing with various injuries and ailments.
Tyler Ulis will more than likely be called upon to replace Knight in the rotation. Knight's best season was during the 2015/2016 campaign in Phoenix when he averaged a career-high 19.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.