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Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade

07 February 2019

The deal capped a busy day for Sacramento, which reportedly shipped guard Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets earlier in the evening as part of a three-way deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Kings received Alec Burks from the Cavaliers, which was the only piece they got back.

Furthermore, the Cavs will also send recently acquired players - from the Portland Trail Blazers trade from this past weekend - Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets.

In 48 starts for the Mavericks this season, Barnes has averaged 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. The Cavaliers are all-in on acquiring assets, now having acquired seven draft picks - in addition to players - in separate trades involving Rodney Hood, Kyle Korver, Sam Dekker, George Hill and Alec Burks.

In his first year with the Kings, Shumpert averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game. He'll give Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni a defensive option should they meet the better perimeter scoring threats - such as Kevin Durant and Paul George - in the playoffs.

Some may wonder why Cleveland agreed to take on Knight's contract, but they're adding picks in hopes of building for the future.

Knight has two seasons, including 2019, and about $30 million left on the five-year, $70 million deal he signed with the Suns. Houston is on pace to break the record for most 3-pointers attempted in a season, something it did in each of the last two seasons as well. They were rumored to be offering Knight and a first as their primary package to do just that, and they banked those chips in this deal.

Rockets Acquire Iman Shumpert, Kings Get Alec Burks In Three-Way Trade