There is a new wrinkle in the trade involving the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers trade that sent Rajon Rondo to Cleveland.

Denzel Valentine was initially supposed to be headed to the Lakers, who would then waive him to open up a roster spot. However, Valentine is now being traded in the deal to the New York Knicks.

So the Lakers still get the open roster spot and don’t have to take on Valentine in the trade. The Cavaliers still get Rondo, which was the original purpose in the deal.

And the Knicks now have to decide if they want Valentine or if they will waive him like the Lakers intended to do.


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