Iman Shumpert is reportedly set to make his move to the Houston Rockets in a three-team trade involving Houston, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Sacramento Kings.
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
Sources: In Sacramento/Cleveland/Houston three-way deal, Sacramento is trading Iman Shumpert to Houston, Cavs sending Alec Burks and second round pick to Kings, and Brandon Knight and a pick to Cleveland.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2019
The pick in question being dealt from the Rockets to the Cavs is reportedly a 2019 lottery protected first-round pick, with other pieces in the trade including Marquese Chriss joining his Rockets teammate Brandon Knight on the Cavs, as well as Wade Baldwin IV and Nik Stauskas joining the Rockets. Baldwin and Stauskas were only on the roster in Cleveland for three days, joining the Cavs in the deal that sent Rodney Hood to the Portland Trail Blazers.
The acquisition of Shumpert, Baldwin and Stauskas is the most recent in a series of several roster changes made by the Rockets in the past months, having parted ways with former all-star Carmelo Anthony earlier in the season, as well as signing NCAA Division I all-time rebounding leader Kenneth Faried following his buyout from the Brooklyn Nets.