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Cavs Send G Alec Burks to Sacramento Kings as Part of Three-Team Deal

The Cavs have made another move with the roster before the Thursday trade deadline, as late Wednesday the team moved guard Alec Burks to the Sacramento Kings as part of a three-team deal with the Houston Rockets.

The moves go like this:

Cavs Trade
Guard Alec Burks (to the Kings)
Guard Adam Baldwin (to the Rockets)
Guard Nik Stauskas (to the Rockets)

Cavs Get
Guard Brandon Knight (from the Rockets)
Forward Marquese Chriss (from the Rockets)
Rockets 2019 lottery protected first-round pick

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the deal, which includes former Cavalier guard Iman Shumpert getting moved from the Kings to the Rockets as part of the deal.

Knight, a 2011 first-round pick of the Detroit Pistons, in 12 games this season is averaging just three points per game, this after not playing at all last season.

Chriss is in his third season in the NBA, having played the first two years in Phoenix before being dealt to the Rockets on August 31st of last year.

In 16 games the power forward is averaging 1.8 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Burks, who came to the Cavs from Utah earlier in the season in the Kyle Korver deal, was averaging 11.6 points per game in 34 games.

Stauskas and Baldwin plus two second-round draft picks were acquired from Portland back on February 3rd in the deal that sent guard Rodney Hood to the Blazers.

The Cavs have been as active as any team in terms of making deals this season, as this latest deal is already their fourth in-season trade.

In that time they have picked up two first-round and six second-round picks.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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