Iman Shumpert Traded to Rockets from Sacramento Kings in 3-Team Deal

Feb 08, 2019, 01:01
Iman Shumpert Traded to Rockets from Sacramento Kings in 3-Team Deal

According to Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers sent Alec Burks to the Kings, while the Rockets shipped Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a protected 2019 first-round pick to Cleveland.

The Rockets are about to acquire Iman Shumpert.

Knight, Chriss and the first rounder are headed to Cleveland.

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Cleveland will send Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets in the three-way deal.

Having started 40 games, he was the team's primary perimeter defender. Shumpert, known for his defensive prowess, has been hitting a near-career-best 36.6 percent of his career-high 4.8 3-point attempts per game. After trading Kyle Korver to the Utah Jazz for Burks and a pair of second-round picks in late November, they've now flipped Burks for a first-round pick. Barnes has a player option on his $25 million deal for next season.

Knight has two seasons, including 2019, and about $30 million left on the five-year, $70 million deal he signed with the Suns.

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The Cavaliers continue to stack up draft picks.

Today is the National Basketball Association trade deadline so it only makes sense that National Basketball Association general managers have been active when it comes to making deals.

This is the third time Stauskas and Baldwin have been traded in the last week.

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In the case of Chriss, he's an expiring contract who will be a free agent this summer but will have an opportunity to show his worth while playing on the clearly rebuilding Cavaliers. Burks averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 games for the Cavaliers.