Report: Phoenix Suns acquire Brandon Knight in three-team trade
As part of the trade, the Bucks will receive Michael Carter-Williams, Tyler Ennis and Miles Plumlee, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Sixers will reportedly acquire the Lakers' top-five protected draft pick from the Suns. Phoenix will also receive guard Kendall Marshall, reports Paul Coro of AZCentral.com, and will waive him.
Earlier on Thursday, Phoenix traded guard Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat. Philadelphia acquired Javale McGee as well as a first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets in an earlier trade, and the Sixers also reportedly dealt K.J. McDaniels to the Rockets for Isaiah Canaan and a second-round draft pick.
Knight has been with the Bucks since 2013 after playing his first two seasons in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons. This season, Knight is averaging 17.8 points and 5.4 assists in 32.5 minutes per game.
Carter-Williams is currently in his second NBA season. This year, he has averaged 15 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. Ennis, a rookie out of Syracuse, has played in just eight games this season, while Plumlee is averaging 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds this year.
The Suns entered Wednesday with a 29-25 record, good for eighth in the Western Conference. The Bucks are 30-23 and currently sixth in the Eastern Conference, while the 76ers are third-worst in the league with a 12-41 record.
- Stanley Kay