CLEVELAND – Cleveland Cavaliers has acquired guard Brandon Knight forward Marquese Chriss a 2019 first round draft pick and a 2022 second round pick from the Houston Rockets as part of a three-team trading, Cavaliers General Manager Koby Altman announced today from the Cleveland Clinic Courts. In exchange, Cleveland sends guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV as well as a 2021 second round draft election (via Milwaukee) to Houston and guarding Alec Burks to the Sacramento Kings. Houston will also receive vigilant Iman Shumpert from Sacramento and will send their own 2020 second round select to the Kings as part of the deal.
Knight (6-3, 1
Chriss (6-10, 240) has participated in 16 games for the rockets in 2018-19, an average of 1.8 points and 1.8 return in 6.5 minutes per game. He owns career averages of 7.9 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19.8 minutes per. Play over 170 contests (124 starts) with Phoenix and Houston. Chriss played collectively at the University of Washington and was initially chosen with the eighth overall election of the Sacramento Kings in the 2016 NBA Draft before getting his draft rights traded to Phoenix that night. He was voted All-Rookie Second Team in 2017.
Stauskas (6-6, 205) and Baldwin (6-4, 200) were acquired by Cavaliers from Portland Trail Blazers along with Portland's own 2021 and 2023 second-round drafts. select in exchange for guard Rodney Hood on February 4th.
Knight will wear jersey number 20 and Chriss will wear jersey number 3 for Cavs.