Mavericks trade F Barnes to Kings

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Barnes averaged 17.7 points in 49 games for the Dallas Mavericks this season before the Kings acquired him Wednesday in a trade that sent Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph to Dallas.

In return, the Cavaliers will get Brandon Knight, Marquese Chriss and a lottery protected first-round pick from the Houston Rockets.

Iman Shumpert just got traded from the Kings to the Rockets as part of a three-way deal that also included the Cleveland Cavaliers. Gerald Green matched his season high with 25 points, and Eric Gordon scored 20 points. They also save about $6.1 million in tax payments this season and get off the $15.6 million Knight is owed next season.

They 31-22 Rockets are trying to move into the top four in the West over the second half of the season.

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In his first year with the Kings, Shumpert averaged 8.9 points, 2.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

As a fun twist to this trade, the Rockets were in Sacramento to play the Kings as the trade materialized, with Shumpert down the hallway from his new teammates. Burks was obtained, along with a pair of second-round picks, in November in exchange for Kyle Korver. This is the manuevering the Cavs need during their rebuild.

There is still time before the National Basketball Association trade deadline for the Kings to fill some gaps that Shumpert will leave behind.

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