Iman Shumpert posts heartfelt farewell to Kings after trade with Rockets

Iman Shumpert posts heartfelt farewell to Kings after trade with Rockets

Knight, 27, is averaging three points-per-game in 12 games this season for Houston. The Kings will also get the Rockets' 2020 second-round pick.

Houston picked up the two players in a deal that netted the team Iman Shumpert from the Kings.

Cleveland will send Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin to the Rockets in the three-way deal. The Rockets are in the midst of a push for a deep playoff run and Shumpert's perimeter defense should lend a helping hand.

The Cavaliers will entertain other offers prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline, but they traded Hood and Burks, which were the two players most-likely to be dealt. With Shumpert making $11 million this season on an expiring contract, the trade will also free Houston from paying the $15.6 million Knight is owed next season.

The Cavs acquired Alec Burks from the Utah Jazz in the Kyle Korver trade, but pretty much everyone in league circles knew the guard wasn't going to stay in Cleveland for that long.

Shams Charania of The Athletic was first with the news.

The 23-year-old Jackson has played in 52 games with three starts for the Mavericks this season, averaging 6.7 points per game. He will be a free agent this summer.

Shumpert, 28, has had a strong season for the resurgent Kings, averaging 8.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

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