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

Arnold Nichols
September 1, 2018

As for Melton, he was the team's second-round pick during the 2018 NBA Draft.

Chriss, the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, never saw his career blossom with the Suns.

However, after almost being an All-Star with the Milwaukee Bucks, Knight only played 50 games in 2015-16 and then started only five in 2016-17 as guard Devin Booker began his rise to stardom. Knight missed the entire 2017-18 season due to a torn ACL. Anderson's role on the Rockets decreased last season, so it didn't make a lot of sense to keep him around. Knight also hit at least 100 3-pointers in five of those six seasons. He averaged just 9.3 points on 26.2 minutes per game - both his lowest marks since 2010. Last season, though, despite posting a strong 38.6 percent from deep, he shot two fewer 3-pointers per game.

Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey finally found a trade partner to take Ryan Anderson, and the two years, $41 million left on his contract. His numbers have steadily declined since signing with Houston, but Wojnarowski reports the Suns are moving forward with the expectation that he'll start at power forward alongside this year's #1 overall pick, center DeAndre Ayton.

The Suns now have Melton, Elie Okobo, Shaquille Harrison and Isaiah Canaan as options at point guard.

Knight main came off the bench in 2016, averaging 11 points per game.

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