Rockets, Grizzlies Discuss Brandon Knight Trade

The Rockets have discussed a trade with the Grizzlies involving guard Brandon Knight, Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer tweets. Houston has been offering a first-round pick to sweeten the package, O’Connor adds.

Knight is making a guaranteed $14.6MM this season and another $15.63MM next season. Knight, 27, has only appeared in 12 games this season after missing all of last season with a knee injury. He hasn’t seen the court since January 11th.

It’s not clear which Grizzlies player(s) the Rockets would be targeting in return for Knight, but Memphis has gone into fire sale mode and is shopping veterans Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. Garrett Temple and JaMychal Green, both on expiring contracts, are among the Grizzlies’ lower-cost trade candidates who could help a contender like Houston.

The Grizzlies would likely try to buy out Knight if they acquired him.

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15 thoughts on “Rockets, Grizzlies Discuss Brandon Knight Trade

  1. Phattey

    That’d be tight Brandon Knight is a solid player deserves to start somewhere

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  2. the dude

    Im hoping this is happens in coordination with the conley to utah rumor. Favors would be the one getting shafted though.

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  3. acarneglia

    Framework of a 3 team trade could look something like this:

    Conley to Utah
    Favors to Houston
    Rubio, Knight to Memphis

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    • x%sure

      So, Utah is ignoring the success they had with Mitchell at the point.

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      • jkoms57

        So ur ignoring the fact that Conley would be a huge pickup.

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      • Not at all. It would keep Mitchell in basically the same role while adding a more talented all-around guard next to him. Mitchell hasn’t exactly been a facilitator so its not like they’d be taking away assist opportunities from him.

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  4. Z-A

    I mean is Favors going to guard wings? No. So how much of an upgrade defensively does this help you over Faried?

    Houston needs a w-i-n-g 3&D. They’d be better off trying to offer a few picks and Knight for RoCo.

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    • jkoms57

      Oh Robert Covington?

      Pretty sure Minnesota doesn’t want a 9th PG for the centerpiece of the return they got on Butler

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  5. reece

    I imagine the Rockets may have interest in Temple, Green, or Holiday.

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    • Jrue Holiday? I doubt the Pelicans are willing to move him before they move Anthony Davis unless the offer is overwhelming.

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      • 123Redsox

        They aren’t talking about Jrue.. They are talking about his brother Justin. Also, the pelicans would want to move Jrue because of his contract anf the fact they want to rebuild

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  6. PeeWeeHerron618

    Knight to Philly or Orlando if he hit the buy out market

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