Houston Rockets trade Ryan Anderson, De'Anthony Melton to Phoenix Suns

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

One major question surrounding the Houston Rockets has been what Ryan Anderson's role would be on the team going forward.

Wojnarowski added that Anderson agreed to reduce his 2019-20 guarantee amount on his salary from $21.3 million to $15.6 million, the same amount Phoenix owed Knight in the final year of his contract.

A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets.

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Phoenix also acquired shooting guard De'Anthony Melton, a shooting guard out of USC, who the Rockets selected 46th overall in the June draft.

Chriss was the No. 8 overall pick in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft, but hasn't come close to fulfilling his potential. He averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game during his first two seasons. His averaged dropped from 9.2 points as a rookie to 7.7 points last season. The 26-year-old missed last season because of a torn ACL.

Anderson is a sieve defensively, but he's a stretch four who is a career 38.2 percent 3-point shooter.

Knight has two years left on his contract and is slated to make $14.6 million this season.

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