Kings send Iman Shumpert to Rockets in 3-team trade with Cavs

Kings send Iman Shumpert to Rockets in 3-team trade with Cavs

Kings send Iman Shumpert to Rockets in 3-team trade with Cavs

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.

Reports now indicate that Burks will be dealt to the Houston Rockets, with the Cavaliers picking up a first-round pick in the process.

The Houston Rockets have agreed to acquire Iman Shumpert in a three-team trade with the Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Rockets star James Harden is also excited to have Shumpert on the team because of his ability to play all over the court.

This marks the third time in four days the pair were traded, together. In Barnes, the Kings get a 6-foot-8, seventh-year player who is averaging 17.8 points and shooting 39 percent from 3-point range in 48 games this season. They unloaded Knight ($14.6M) and Chriss ($3.2M), not to mention the $15.6M that Knight is owed next season. Burks averaged 11.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 games for the Cavaliers. General manager Koby Altman traded Kyle Korver for Burks and two second-round picks. This is the manuevering the Cavs need during their rebuild. For the Cavs, they're scooping up yet another future draft pick for taking on bad contracts and sending out a useful bench scorer. Knight will be one of the many expiring contracts they're expected to have on the books next season.

There is still time before the National Basketball Association trade deadline for the Kings to fill some gaps that Shumpert will leave behind.

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