Rockets acquire Chriss from Suns

Hope Soto
September 3, 2018

The move sees the Rockets shed a bit of money going into the season after offloading Anderson's contract and pick up another athletic big in Chriss who can potentially stretch the floor in Houston's offense.

The Houston Rockets at long last have found a team willing to take Ryan Anderson off their hands.

Knight main came off the bench in 2016, averaging 11 points per game. Melton, the No. 46 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, is yet to sign a contract, and it remains questionable if he can earn a roster spot in Phoenix.

Look for the Suns to make a trade and/or scour the waiver wire during camp, looking for someone who can give them quality minutes at the point.

The Houston Rockets are never done with their off season with the likes of Daryl Morey at the helm of the general manager position.

To clear the way for a trade out of Houston, Anderson agreed to reduce the guarantee on his $21 million salary in 2019-20 to $15.6 million, league sources told ESPN.

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The Rockets have been working to move Anderson, 30, for more than a year. The 21st overall pick in the 2008 draft, he has played for four different teams, averaging 12.8 points and 5.4 rebounds a game.

Knight's minutes dropped significantly from the 2015-16 season to the 2016-17 season.

For his career, Knight has averaged 15.2 points, 4.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 382 games. The acquisition of Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight will boost the Rockets' frontcourt and backcourt.

Anderson, who is entering his 11th National Basketball Association season, adds experience to a young Phoenix roster that features shooting guard Devin Booker and small forward Josh Jackson.

Melton, a combo guard, is a rookie from USC.

The Suns now have Melton, Okobo, Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan as options at point guard.

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