Suns get Anderson, send Knight, Chriss to Rockets
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have completed a four-player trade that sends guard Brandon Knight and forward Marquese Chriss to the Houston Rockets for forward Ryan Anderson and guard De’Anthony Melton.
Knight had been considered in line to start at point guard for the Suns after missing last season while recovering from knee surgery but now will see time as a backup to Chris Paul in Houston.
The 6-foot-10 Anderson, who two years ago signed a four-year, $80 million free agent deal with Houston, figures to start at power forward alongside this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, center Deandre Ayton.
Chriss was the eighth overall pick out of Washington two years ago who has not progressed the way the Suns had hoped. Still, he’s just 21.
Melton is a second-round draft pick out of USC who showed dynamic, if raw, talent in the Las Vegas Summer League.