Chriss has only played in 16 games for the Rockets, averaging 1.8 points per game. He will be a free agent this summer.
Burks averaged 11.4 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game since joining the Cavaliers in November. General manager Koby Altman traded Kyle Korver for Burks and two second-round picks. He flipped Burks for a first-round pick. This is the manuevering the Cavs need during their rebuild.
Some may wonder why Cleveland agreed to take on Knight's contract, but they're adding picks in hopes of building for the future. Knight will be one of the many expiring contracts they're expected to have on the books next season.
The Cavaliers will entertain other offers prior to Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline, but they traded Hood and Burks, which were the two players most-likely to be dealt.