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The Warriors kept Kelly Oubre but got off Brad Wanamaker and Marquese Chriss. Prior to these trades, they were $40.4 million over the luxury tax for a $137.2 million tax payment. Now they’re $36 million over for a $115.6 million payment. They will probably get even more savings at the end of the year when the league recalibrates luxury tax payments for lost revenue. The Spurs are now $813,178 over the luxury tax but they can still get under if Aldridge surrenders at least that much in his buy-out.
Anthony Slater: No currently rostered players are coming back to the Warriors in the Wanamaker to Charlotte or Chriss to San Antonio deals, I’m told. No picks being exchanged either. Just cash, clearing two roster spots for the Warriors as buyout season approaches.
Chris Haynes: The Golden Warriors are trading Marquese Chriss to the San Antonio Spurs for Cady Lalanne, league sources tell @YahooSports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Golden State has traded Marqueese Chriss to the Spurs, source tells ESPN.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a three-team deal that sends Alec Burks to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Houston Rockets guard Brandon Knight, power forward Marquese Chriss and a 2019 first-round pick, league sources told cleveland.com Wednesday night. The 2019 first-rounder is lottery protected, according to a source.
The Rockets had been dangling a first-round pick to get out from under Knight’s hefty contract for the last week and the Cavaliers, with approval from chairman Dan Gilbert, were always willing to take on money beyond this year provided it came with an asset. The Cavs are “thrilled” about their haul for Burks, according to one member of the organization who spoke with cleveland.com about the deal.
“Marquese didn’t ask to be traded to Houston,” Goodwin told Yahoo Sports. “The Rockets are a great organization and the kid has done everything they’ve asked of him to get on the floor. If it’s not going to happen there, we just want him to be treated fairly.”
Goodwin says all Chriss desires is an opportunity to earn more playing time. “I would hate to see a career derailed because teams feel he cannot play at the level he did before the trade,” Goodwin said. Chriss will be an unrestricted free agent this summer after the Rockets declined his fourth-year team option.
Zach Lowe: Note going into the story — Oct. 31 could be a key date here, league sources say. That’s the 2-month anniversary of the Chriss/Knight trade, meaning HOU would be free to aggregate them into larger trades.
The Phoenix Suns completed a trade with the Houston Rockets today, acquiring forward Ryan Anderson and guard De’Anthony Melton in exchange for forward Marquese Chriss and guard Brandon Knight.
“We are excited to welcome Ryan Anderson and De’Anthony Melton to Phoenix,” said General Manager Ryan McDonough. “Ryan has established himself as one of the league’s best shooters and we think he’ll be a great fit in our offensive system. De’Anthony is a talented young guard who stood out for us throughout the pre-Draft process and at the NBA Summer League.”
Zach Lowe: Suns paid a significant price ($6M in annual salary, plus punting on Chriss — likely a sunk cost for them anyway) to get Melton, but people are super-high on him. So TBD. Never been a Chriss fan, but he had a few games late last season where he appeared more, umm, clued in.
The Houston Rockets traded forward Ryan Anderson and guard De’Anthony Melton to the Phoenix Suns for guards Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league sources tell ESPN. The Suns are hopeful that Shaq Harrison could take a bigger role at point guard this season.
Gerald Bourguet: You could kind of tell the Suns were less than enthused about Chriss’ progress/mentality. More invested in Bender. Trading Knight means PG is super shaky, but he wasn’t the short- or long-term answer beside Booker
The easiest call on the board: Phoenix acquiring a point guard, either in free agency (Fred VanVleet is a name to watch) or via trade. The problem for Phoenix is that its best assets — Booker, Deandre Ayton, Mikal Bridges — are untouchable and its young big men (Dragan Bender, Marquese Chriss) have limited trade value. Chriss was available on draft night, per league sources.
Scott Bordow: Was told yesterday that Suns see Chriss as part of their future. Only way they’re dealing him is for an established player like Walker. They don’t need more picks
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Scott Agness: Pacers assistant coach Greg Foster is back, and continues working with Goga Bitadze. They hugged before beginning pre-game warmups.
Tony East: Nate Bjorkgren says Myles Turner has upped his time in the weight room and training room, but hasn’t returned to the court yet in practices. Said he will hear more soon, didn’t say if his season is over or not.
Scott Agness: Edmond Sumner is available today v WAS. Brogdon, Lamb and Sampson remain out. Pacers being cautious with Lamb’s knee. “He’s in the gym, he’s been working hard,” Bjorkgren said. “He had another good workout that I just saw him doing an hour ago.”
Rick Bonnell: Positive movement on @Charlotte Hornets injury report: Devonte Graham questionable after sitting last 3 games with right knee discomfort. Malik Monk not listed as injured, after missing 4th quarter Friday with a sore ankle.