Two NBA players with Sacramento-area roots are changing addresses.
The Houston Rockets have traded forward Ryan Anderson, an Oak Ridge High product, to the Phoenix Suns for forward Marquese Chriss, a Pleasant Grove High graduate, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The players are part of a four-player deal in which the Suns will also get De’Anthony Melton and the Rockets acquire Brandon Knight.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston has traded Ryan Anderson and De'Anthony Melton to Phoenix for Marquese Chriss and Brandon Knight, league source tells ESPN.</p>— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/wojespn/status/1035374604808843269?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 31, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The 30-year-old Anderson, who has played 10 seasons in the NBA, is a stretch power forward who specializes in shooting 3-pointers. He had a down year in terms of statistics in 2017-18, when he averaged just 9.3 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 38.6 percent from outside the arc.
As for Chriss — who was drafted No. 8 by the Kings in 2016 and then traded to the Suns for three players, including current Kings players Bogdan Bogdanovic and Skal Labissiere — the 21-year-old power forward averaged 8.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 154 games over two seasons.