Report: Rockets Trade Ryan Anderson to Suns for Chriss, Knight

The Rockets have traded Ryan Anderson and rookie De’Anthony Melton to the Suns, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

In return, Houston will receive for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.

Houston had been attempting to trade Anderson—who will make $41.7 million over the next two seasons—for well over a year. They included Melton—a promising young guard out of USC—to sweeten the deal.

Chriss, 21, will make $3.2 million this season before entering restricted free agency in 2019. Knight, 26, is scheduled to earn $30.2 million over the next two seasons.

The Rockets don’t have plans to use the stretch provision in order to waive Knight, per ESPN’s Zach Lowe.

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