Knicks acquiring Denzel Valentine in Rajon Rondo trade

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Shams Charania: The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing trading Denzel Valentine to the New York Knicks as part of what is now a three-team deal sending Rajon Rondo to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell @TheAthletic .@Stadium.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Tommy Beer @TommyBeer
Hearing the Knicks plan to waive Wayne Selden to (at least temporarily) make room on the roster for Denzel Valentine. – 11:37 AM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
League source confirms that the deal bringing Lakers guard Rajon Rondo to the #Cavs is now a three-team trade that will sends the Cavs’ Denzel Valentine to the NY Knicks – 11:33 AM

Ian Begley @IanBegley
Sources confirm Knicks have acquired Denzel Valentine as part of 3-team deal that sends Rajon Rondo from LA to Cleveland. Valentine has $500,000 of his 2021-22 salary guaranteed. His full 2021-22 salary ($1,940,000) becomes guaranteed on Jan. 10. First reported by The Athletic. – 11:32 AM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Los Angeles Lakers are finalizing trading Denzel Valentine to the New York Knicks as part of what is now a three-team deal sending Rajon Rondo to the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 11:10 AM

Bill Oram @billoram
Frank Vogel said Rajon Rondo has cleared Covid protocols but that he is not at The Crypt. Read into that as you will. – 7:54 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel acknowledges Rajon Rondo is not here tonight at the arena. Obviously Rondo is expected to be traded but the team cannot acknowledge the deal until it’s completed. – 7:54 PM

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Former Cavs Coach Mike Fratello does TV work for the L.A. Clippers. He has seen quite a bit of Rajon Rondo in the last few years. trib.al/27Tj3Gl8:01 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
Also, tonight is the Daniel Oturu #RevengeGame … he was thrown in the Eric Bledsoe trade, a transaction that ensured that none of the four players involved (Patrick Beverley, Rajon Rondo) actually played a game for the Memphis Grizzlies
Oturu is one of nine Raptors off bench. – 7:16 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Denzel Valentine getting traded away from a top 5 Eastern Conference playoff team to a struggling Western Conference play-in team and immediately getting waived is a really tough end-of-year blow for @cbefred. – 6:50 PM

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
Updated with the signing of guard Brandon Goodwin to a 10-day contract: #Cavaliers acquire guard Rajon Rondo from #Lakers for Denzel Valentine beaconjournal.com/story/sports/p… via @beaconjournal5:17 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
The @latimessports has @Dan Woike with this news: Lakers are trading Rajon Rondo to Cleveland Cavaliers latimes.com/sports/lakers/…3:46 PM

CBS NBA @CBSSportsNBA
Rajon Rondo trade grades: Lakers clear spot to improve roster; Cavs replace Ricky Rubio with veteran guard
https://t.co/RBRIY9y33x pic.twitter.com/CB3pbZkBGu12:31 PM

Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Grades up for the Rajon Rondo-Denzel Valentine trade: es.pn/3zbF4MN (ESPN+) – 12:23 PM

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Welcome to Cleveland, Rajon Rondo! nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%…12:23 PM

John Hollinger @johnhollinger
New for @The Athletic – making sense of the Cavs-Lakers Rajon Rondo trade.
theathletic.com/3044327/2021/1…12:06 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Lakers trading Rajon Rondo to Cavaliers for Denzel Valentine nba.nbcsports.com/2021/12/31/rep…12:03 PM

More on this storyline

Adrian Wojnarowski: Knicks are acquiring Denzel Valentine in a three-way deal with Lakers and Cavs for $1.1M, two draft-rights players for the draft rights to Louis Labeyrie, sources tell ESPN. Knicks will make a decision today on keeping Valentine or providing him opportunity to sign elsewhere. -via Twitter @wojespn / January 3, 2022

Harrison Faigen: Update: Rajon Rondo has exited the health and safety protocols, meaning his trade can be finalized. -via Twitter @hmfaigen / January 2, 2022

The Lakers aren’t a finished product. The team is close to finalizing a trade to send Cleveland veteran guard Rajon Rondo for Denzel Valentine. The Lakers, according to sources with knowledge of the deal, would then waive Valentine to save money in the luxury tax while creating an open roster spot. -via Los Angeles Times / January 1, 2022