The Houston Rockets have agreed to a three-way trade that will send Sacramento Kings wing Iman Shumpert to Houston.
Houston, Cleveland and Sacramento completing a three-way deal that will send Iman Shumpert to the Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
The Rockets will ship Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss, and a protected first-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Cavaliers will send Alec Burks to the Kings as part of the deal.
Cleveland will send Alec Burks to the Kings, and Rockets send Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a protected first to Cavaliers, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 7, 2019
Shumpert has started 40 games for the Kings this season, averaging 8.9 points. The 28-year-old also comes with championship experience, having met the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals four years in a row.
He also comes with an expiring contract. Houston reduces its luxury tax hit by clearing Knight’s salary, and does not tie up long-term money in this deal.