Iman Shumpert traded to Rockets as part of 3-team trade

Iman Shumpert traded to Rockets as part of 3-team trade

Iman Shumpert traded to Rockets as part of 3-team trade

Also in the trade, the Cavaliers received guard Brandon Knight, forward Marquese Chriss and a 2019 first round pick from the Rockets.

He entered the day averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds a game for Dallas, where he has spent the past two-plus seasons after beginning his pro career with the Golden State Warriors. The Rockets are in the midst of a push for a deep playoff run and Shumpert's perimeter defense should lend a helping hand.

Knight and Chriss were acquired by Houston in the Ryan Anderson salary dump over the offseason. The Cavs acquired them from the Trail Blazers for Rodney Hood on Monday, and now they've been dealt twice in the last 24 hours.

Teams just keep pulling off deals before the National Basketball Association trade deadline. Burks' contract expires this summer. Chriss played collegiately at the University of Washington and was originally selected with the eighth overall pick by the Sacramento Kings in the 2016 NBA Draft before having his draft rights traded to Phoenix that night.


Shams Charania of The Athletic was first with the news.

Shumpert is averaging 8.9 points per game this season while shooting 38.2 percent from the field and 36.6 percent from the 3-point line.

Gerald Green added 25 from the bench while starters Eric Gordon (20) and Chris Paul (15) backed Harden with useful contributions.

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