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Report: Rockets looking to unload Brandon Knight’s contract to the Grizzlies

Houston is looking to make things happen.

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The Houston Rockets are reportedly engaging in trade talks with the Memphis Grizzlies to get Brandon Knight’s contract off the books.

According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Houston is proposing a trade to send Brandon Knight and a first round pick to Memphis.

Knight is currently in the fourth year of his five-year contract, and is making a substantial $14.6 million this season, $15.6 million next season. The guard has appeared in 12 games for the Rockets this season, averaging just under 10 minutes a game.

It’s hard to say if the Rockets will acquire anyone serviceable from the Grizzlies, but with Memphis willing to trade franchise players Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, there may be some hope. 6’9” forward JaMychal Green has been on a lot of Rockets fans wish lists, and with his defense, size, and shooting, it would be a perfect addition for the Rockets down the stretch.

The NBA trade deadline is only six days from now, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m.