Travis Knight (born September 13, 1974 in Salt Lake City, Utah), is an American professional basketball player who was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (29th overall) of the 1996 NBA Draft. A 7'0" center from the University of Connecticut, Knight played in 7 NBA seasons from 1996 to 2003. He he played for the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Crossroads of the West Location Location of Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah Coordinates , Government County Salt Lake Mayor Rocky Anderson Geographical characteristics Area City 285. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... 1996 NBA Draft - 26 June 1996 - East Rutherford, New Jersey Known as one of the deepest and most talented drafts in NBA draft history, with 1/3 of the first round picks later becoming NBA All-Stars. ... University of Connecticut The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The New York Knickerbockers, or Knicks, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ...
In his NBA career, Knight played in 371 games and scored a total of 1,276 points.
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Knight sufficiently impressed new Boston coach Rick Pitino that the Celtics signed him to a multi-year contract on July 7, 1997, hopeful that he would be their center of the future.
Knight averaged 4.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.82 blocks in 16.3 minutes, ranking fifth among NBA rookies in shotblocking and ninth in rebounding.
Knight had five double-doubles, including 16 points and a career-high 15 rebounds (11 offensive) in a 114-97 win over Golden State on Jan. 24, 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 127-121 loss to New York on Feb. 23 and 18 points and 14 rebounds in a 109-84 rout at New Jersey on March 24.
Knight, who turns 23 in September, averaged 6.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 25.6 minutes in 14 games as a starter while O'Neal was injured last season.
Knight, who averaged 16.3 minutes as a rookie, said he felt he could make the adjustment to the increased playing time.
TravisKnight, a graduate student working with Don Beitz, received a handsome fellowship for 1996-7 from the Dairy Food Industry Supply Association for his research excellence on a topic of potential benefit to the dairy industry.
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