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January 7, 2015 Updates

“I think they could’ve gotten more for those guys,” one veteran NBA employee said of the Knicks. He then went on to question how the moves affect David Blatt’s rotation, particularly since he hasn’t really established one at any point this season. “He can’t play more than five on the wing,” he said. “Kyrie and LeBron obviously, and he’s still going to play [Matthew] Dellavedova. That leaves two spots for [Shawn] Marion, J.R., Shumpert and [Mike] Miller. So who sits?” Akron Beacon Journal

January 6, 2015 Updates

One of their roster spots will likely be filled by guard Langston Galloway, a D-League player who has excelled with the Westchester Knicks. It is unclear who will fill the other two spots, but league sources say that the Knicks might be in the market for a big man because of injuries to Amar'e Stoudemire (sore right knee) and Andrea Bargnani's recurring calf injury. ESPN.com

While a new trade involving Calderon may happen, he's is not going to push for it, says agent Mark Bartelstein. "Jose is the ultimate professional and he's never going to demand to be traded," Bartelstein told HoopsHype. "He's disappointed by the way things are going, but he's going to try to make it right. We're aware the Knicks are in a state of transition and a trade is a realistic possibility because many teams are interested in Jose, but if a move happens it's never going to be because we're requesting it." HoopsHype

There were reports, from highly respected national guys, that Jackson was on his way to New York as part of the deal. Because he wasn’t really part of it, Jackson didn’t get a call from his agent or brother and “those two are the closest to me, so I wasn’t sure if it was true or not.” But social media told a different story. “I was traded,” Jackson said, when recalling his mindset. “I was thinking I was going to go home and pack and that was about it.” He’d seen the news on Twitter and heard it through the grapevine: “A few friends hitting me up saying you got traded.” Oklahoman

The Knicks are expected to try to re-engage the Thunder in talks for point guard Reggie Jackson after being rebuffed in their efforts to land him in Monday night's three-team deal, sources say. Jackson would fit into the $2.6 million trade exception New York received in the trade with Cleveland and Oklahoma City, but the Thunder have been steadfast in rebuffing trade offers for the point guard. CBSSports.com

With the Knicks now owners of the worst record and perhaps worst roster in the league as Phil Jackson hits the reset button in New York, league sources say the next player on the move could be point guard Jose Calderon. But at age 33 with two years and more than $15 million left on his contract, that will be a difficult proposition. Calderon came to the Knicks in the trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas. For all he was faulted for in New York, Chandler has done what he has done for years -- made his team better than it was before he got there. The Mavs are fourth in the West, having won six in a row and eight of 10. CBSSports.com

Team officials spoke with LeBron James about his willingness to play alongside Smith before executing the deal, sources said. "We wish Dion the best as he continues his career with the Thunder and thank him for his effort and work here with the Cavaliers," Cavs general manager David Griffin told reporters Monday night. "Dion is a talented player with potential ahead of him. Trades like this are always difficult to make because there are relationships and bonds built, and that was the case with Dion. "At the same time, we're very excited to welcome Iman and J.R. to Cleveland. With their size and versatility, we think both Iman and J.R. can help our team on both ends of the court, and we look forward to them joining us." ESPN.com

So the three teams got together and reached an agreement on a three-team, six-player trade on Monday that will send guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert from the Knicks to the Cavaliers, and guard Dion Waiters will go from Cleveland to Oklahoma City. As part of the deal, Cleveland will trade forward Lou Amundson and center Alex Kirk to New York, and the Thunder will send forward Lance Thomas to the Knicks. Cleveland also receives a protected first-round pick from Oklahoma City, and the Knicks will acquire a second-round pick from the Cavaliers. USA Today Sports

January 5, 2015 Updates

The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith from the New York Knicks and a protected 2015 first round pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder. In exchange, the Cavs will send guard Dion Waiters to the Thunder, and Lou Amundson, Alex Kirk and its own 2019 second round pick to the Knicks. New York will also receive forward Lance Thomas from Oklahoma City. NBA.com

New York Knickerbockers President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has acquired forward Lou Amundson, center Alex Kirk and a 2019 second-round draft choice from Cleveland and forward Lance Thomas from Oklahoma City as part of a three-team trade. Guards Iman Shumpert and J.R. Smith were sent from New York to Cleveland and guard Dion Waiters from Cleveland to Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City also sent Cleveland a future first-round draft choice. In addition, center Samuel Dalembert has been waived. NBA.com

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