The Milwaukee Bucks intend to start Brandon Knight at point guard this season after acquiring him this week in a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons involving Brandon Jennings.

"Let's make it perfectly clear. He's a starting point guard in the NBA," Hammond said.

The Bucks acquired Luke Ridnour in the offseason and he will be the backup.

"We went to a position of strength with them (Knight and Ridnour) combined," Hammond said. "One thing we know about Luke Ridnour is the tremendous support he gave Brandon Jennings.

"And I have no doubt he will provide the same kind of support for Brandon Knight."

Knight has started 135 games in 141 career appearances.