Rockets' Ryan Anderson dealt to Suns

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He could be in the mix for point guard minutes in Phoenix. A career 38 percent 3-point shooter known for stretching well beyond the 3-point line, the 6-foot-10 Anderson fell nearly completely out of Houston's rotation last season, averaging just 8.6 minutes in 11 postseason games. Knight missed the entire 2017-18 season due to a torn ACL. Chriss was drafted by the Kings in 2016 but immediately traded to the Suns for three players, including Labissiere. The trade allows the Rockets to get rid of Anderson and the two years and $41.6 million left on his contract.

A former top-10 pick, Chriss still has room to grow, but he has not developed almost as quickly as the Suns would have liked, making it easier to cut ties after only two full seasons.

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The Rockets finished last season at 65-17, finishing first in the Western Conference and losing to the Warriors in the Western Conference finals. Defense is less of a concern with veteran and former Rocket Trevor Ariza also on-roster. For now, the Suns will likely have Elie Okobo and De'Anthony Melton vying for the first-string minutes while Shaq Harrison could add some guard depth. Even Anderson comes out of this deal in good position. He averaged 19.6 points and 5.1 assists - albeit extremely inefficiently - in 2015-16 for the Suns, so the Rockets could turn him into a serviceable backup for Chris Paul and James Harden, along with the newly signed Michael Carter-Williams. He is a versatile, switchable defender across the perimeter, and if his shooting reaches even average levels (he hit on less than 30 percent of his 3-point attempts in his one year at USC), then he could be a steal.

Phoenix Suns forward Marquese Chriss, left, is guarded by Kings forward Skal Labissiere on December 12, 2017, in Sacramento.

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