Deal close on 4-player trade with Suns, Rockets

The Rockets And Suns Made A Trade Sending Ryan Anderson To Phoenix

The Houston Rockets have traded Ryan Anderson and the 46th pick on the 2018 NBA Draft, De'Anthony Melton, to the Phoenix Suns.

The person asked for anonymity Thursday night because the deal had not been completed. "De'Anthony is a talented young guard who stood out for us throughout the pre-draft process and at the National Basketball Association summer league".

Knight averaged 19.6 points per game for Phoenix in 2014-15 but his career was plagued by injuries with the Suns, where he sometimes played out of position because the team had Eric Bledsoe at point. Chriss showed a few flashes of being a competent player this past season, but he is far from being a consistent contributor or understanding the National Basketball Association game.

Knight, also a No. 8 overall pick, but in the 2001 draft, will be joining his fourth team. At best, he could receive 15-20 minutes a game and average double-digit points and a few assists, which would make Houston very deep at guard.

With the move, the Rockets have relieved themselves of the final two years and $41.7 million remaining on Anderson's contract.

The Suns aren't taking any risks with the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, DeAndre Ayton. Knight has two years and $30 million left on his contract and missed last season because of a torn ACL.

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He then broke in the third set as he started to build momentum and went on to win the contest 4-7 7-6 6-3 6-0. Federer's draw gets incredibly hard from here on in, as he will now face Nick Kyrgios on Saturday.

Plus, Melton is the exact kind of combo guard who theoretically could have worked alongside Paul and/or Harden.

Phoenix signed him to a five-year, $70 million contract extension in July 2015.

It should be noted that Phoenix finished dead-last in three-point shooting last season.

Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss, left, is guarded by Kings forward Skal Labissiere on December 12, 2017, in Sacramento.

Anderson is a sieve defensively, but he's a stretch four who is a career 38.2 percent 3-point shooter.

In Phoenix, Melton could see more opportunities if the Suns move him to point guard.

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