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Former Wildcat Brandon Knight traded to Cavs in 3-team deal

The former Wildcat is on the move again.

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With the NBA trade deadline less than 24 hours away, there’s a chance a handful of former Kentucky Wildcats will be shipped to new places.

Today, one former Wildcat was moved, as Brandon Knight was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a three-team deal that also included the Sacramento Kings.

Knight, along with Marquese Chriss, and the Rockets’ 2019 lottery protected first-round pick will head to the Cavaliers, Iman Shumpert, Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin will head to Houston, and Alec Burks, along with a second-round pick, will go to the Kings.

Knight is currently injured but when healthy should be able to get some consistent minutes for a Cavs team that’s in the mix to finish with the NBA’s worst record this season.

The 27-year-old, who was a first-round selection of the Pistons back in 2011, also figures to be a mentor to the players on the young Cavs roster.

Knight was signed to a five-year, 70 million dollar extension by the Suns in 2015. He hasn’t lived up to his full potential, but if he can find a grove in Cleveland, he can better set himself up to be traded to a contender this summer or to eventually make big money again come his free agent year of 2020.