Nov 22, 2016 12:27 AM EST

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavaliers In Need Of A Backup Point Guard; Might Acquire Brandon Knight In Exchange For Iman Shumpert

The Phoenix Suns are struggling to get some wins with a 4-10 record entering midway of the 2016-2017 NBA regular season. With the team still trying to put pieces together, Suns point guard Brandon Knight has been included in NBA trade rumors. The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly looking for a backup point guard and it's a possibility for them to acquire Knight.

In a report by ESPN, rumors have spread that Knight might be on the trade block with the Suns having a bad record this season. Suns general manager, Ryan McDonough, was asked in an interview if the 5-year guard wanted to be traded."I think he'd love to be starting, we understand that. He's accepted the role very well. I think you guys will see him go on a run here."

The Suns would love to keep Knight around but there were no confirmations coming from the 6'3" guard yet if he still wants to stay. But with the current status of the team, it's safe to say that he might go in a different direction.

Knight is coming off the bench as a point guard for the Suns but there are also lots of top contending teams that are looking for backup guards. According to the Inquistr, the Cavaliers are still in dire need of a backup point guard.

Mo Williams retired this season and rookie point guard Kay Felder is still a wild card. The Cavaliers need more depth at the point guard position to keep Kyrie Irving healthy for the post season. They don't want the 2015 NBA finals to happen again where Kyrie was sidelined due to injuries which cost them the championship.

These NBA trade rumors would turn out with Iman Shumpert and Jordan McRae going to the Suns while Knight goes to the Cavaliers. This deal would be valid under the trade rules of the NBA.

There are lots of NBA trade rumors spreading around the league and most of these are only speculations. But if this deal between the Cavaliers and Suns would materialize, it would definitely help both teams.

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