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REPORT: Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert In 3-Team Trade

Rockets send Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss, and 1st round pick to Cavs

February 06, 2019 - 7:43 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- With less than 24 hours before the NBA's trade deadline, the Rockets have reportedly acquired Iman Shumpert in a 3-team trade from the Sacramento Kings.

In the deal, first reported by ESPN, the Rockets will send Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss, a lottery protected first round pick, and a second round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers who will trade Nik Stauskus and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets while shipping Alec Burks to Sacramento. 

Shumpert, 28, is averaging 8.9 points per game in 26.2 minutes during his first full season with Sacramento. He's appeared in 42 games, making 40 starts, while shooting 36.6 percent from behind the 3-point line. The Rockets will be his fourth team in eight NBA seasons. He was part of Cleveland's championship team in 2016.

Stauskus was traded to Cleveland from Portland last weekend. With the Blazers, he averaged 6.1 points in 15.3 minutes per game. The eighth pick of the 2014 draft will be making his sixth stop in five seasons.

After being selected 17th in the 2016 draft, Baldwin has played a total of 56 games in three seasons. 

The Rockets traded for Knight and Chriss from the Phoenix Suns in August, but neither have been able to crack Mike D'Antoni's rotation. Knight missed the start of the season recovering from a torn ACL that cost him all of last season.

None of the three players acquired by the Rockets are under contract for next season, so this trade will save the team the $15.5 million remaining on Knight's deal.