Iman Shumpert Traded To Rockets In Three-Team Deal

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As first reported by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Houston Rockets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a deal revolving around Iman Shumpert and Alec Burks, with Shump going to Houston and Burks joining the Kings.

The Kings are receiving Alec Burks and a second-round pick from the Cavs as part of the deal.

The Rockets will send point and shooting guard Brandon Knight, power forward and center Marquese Chriss to the Cavaliers, according to Wojnarowski.

The Houston Rockets have finally made a trade, adding a guard-wing they have coveted for awhile. 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.

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

Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni drafted Shumpert with the 17th pick in 2011 when he was coach of the New York Knicks. Randolph, 37, is averaging 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 59 games (57 starts) this season. Chriss struggled to get playing time after being traded from the Phoenix Suns to Houston earlier in the season and reportedly requested a trade. The Cavaliers will also continue to look elsewhere as they seek to rebuild a team that now stands at 11-43 on the year.

In Cleveland's fourth in-season trade, the team has now gathered two first-round and six second-round picks. He signed as a free agent with the Trail Blazers on July 5 last summer.

Teams just keep pulling off deals before the National Basketball Association trade deadline.

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