In a sort of different late night move, the Houston Rockets traded Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight.

What does this trade mean for both sides in a quick reaction?

Houston’s side

On the Rockets side, it definitely saves them some money. Anderson is owed $20.4M this season and $21.2M next season. The trade rids Houston of an injury-prone player that wasn’t living up to his contract while finding nearly $9M in overall salary/tax relief.

The other part is the intrigue of both Chriss and Knight. Chriss is a young guy at just 21 years old and can jump out of the building. He brings a great backup to Clint Capela without losing much athleticism and youth.

Knight could be intriguing as long as he is healthy enough to play. In the same way that DeMarcus Cousins has the time to recover with the Golden State Warriors, so does Knight now. The Suns needed Knight back as soon as possible but the Rockets won’t need that as much. He can now focus on getting healthy at his pace.

Phoenix’s side

For the Suns, adding Anderson and Melton’s rights (He hasn’t signed a deal yet) makes them a better team. For one, Knight wasn’t going to play early, more than likely, so the Suns immediately add talent that can play.

Melton is an effective scorer and will help shore up the Suns’ bench and may even see some point guard minutes in a starting role.

Anderson is a great stretch four when healthy and will contribute to the team as soon as he can. For Anderson, he can help the young guys while being in a less stressful situation. The Suns appear to have won this trade based on Anderson’s career abilities but a healthy Knight and improved Chriss could change that.

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My name is Marc Weems and I am the NBA Department Head. Writing been a passion of mine for quite sometime. Although most of my teams make me sad, writing is still enjoyable. Not as enjoyable as watching the Packers or Yankees lose but pretty damn close. I also enjoy long walks on short piers that lead into swamps. I’ve taken this opportunity to better myself and to also grow this brand. All while hoping people decently enjoy my work. I’m like a free agent but even my favorite teams would forget to sign this superstar.
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