Rockets acquire Iman Shumpert, move Brandon Knight in 3-team deal

Florence Fletcher
February 8, 2019

The rapper/defensive guard will be joining the Houston Rockets in a deal between the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Sacramento will acquire Alec Burks as part of the deal.

The Rockets will send guard Brandon Knight, forward Marquese Chriss and a 2019 lottery protected first-round pick to the Cavaliers, league sources said. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings received Alec Burks from the Cavaliers, which was the only piece they got back.

Knight, Chriss and the first rounder are headed to Cleveland. Randolph, 37, is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 59 games (57 starts) this season.

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni drafted Shumpert with the 17th pick in 2011 when he was coach of the New York Knicks. 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.

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"Knight is due $15.6 million next season, which would give the Cavs another hefty expiring contract next year to perhaps flip again", Lloyd wrote. That means the Hawks will only receive a pair of second-round picks in exchange for Korver.

With the trade deadline coming up at 3 P.M. EST today, we will be sure to bring you all of the latest updates.

The Cavaliers continue to stack up draft picks.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the National Basketball Association trade call has not yet been completed. He signed as a free agent with the Trail Blazers on July 5 last summer.

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