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.