Houston Rockets acquire Iman Shumpert in 3-team deal

Elena Summers
February 9, 2019

Wojnarowski later reported that Canadian Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin (recently acquired in a Cavs trade with the Portland Trail Blazers) will also make their way to Houston as part of the deal. He started 25 games for Houston this season.

The Kings will get Cleveland's Alec Burks in return, as part of a three-team deal with the Rockets and the Cavaliers. He'll give Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni a defensive option should they meet the better perimeter scoring threats - such as Kevin Durant and Paul George - in the playoffs.

Houston acquired Knight, along with Chriss, in an offseason trade for Ryan Anderson. The former North Carolina standout grew up in Houston and has appeared in 120 career National Basketball Association games (44 starts) since the Kings selected him with the No. 15 overall pick in 2017. They've essentially turned Korver into three drafts picks.

The brief Cleveland Cavaliers career of Alec Burks appears to be coming to an end with the National Basketball Association trade deadline coming on Thursday afternoon. Knight and Chriss will likely compete for playing time. Oddly enough, both sides got rid of what they acquired in that trade, as Houston is jettisoning Knight and Chriss, while Phoenix traded Anderson to Miami on Wednesday.

According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Kings will also be getting a second-round pick from Cleveland. He was traded to the Rockets but has played in just 12 games this year.

In his first year with the Kings, Shumpert averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

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