Knicks acquiring Denzel Valentine in Rajon Rondo trade

Knicks acquiring Denzel Valentine in Rajon Rondo trade

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Knicks acquiring Denzel Valentine in Rajon Rondo trade

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Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
The Knicks are waiving Denzel Valentine, freeing the five-year veteran to enter free agency, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. – 4:57 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Frank Vogel says that Rajon Rondo, now officially traded to Cleveland, is one of his favorite players he’s ever coached, and later says they’ll stay in touch, and that Rondo will always be “a special player and friend to me.” AK – 4:34 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
Around the league, Rajon Rondo is known for having one of the highest basketball IQ’s in the league.
JB Bickerstaff today:
“What you respect most is his mind…You love to see a guy be able to dictate & control & manipulate a game at all facets. He does that on both ends.” – 3:38 PM
Kevin Pelton @kpelton
Updated my grades for the Rajon Rondo trade with the inclusion of the Knicks and additional financial benefit for the Lakers: (ESPN+) – 3:02 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
From a little earlier, #Cavs J.B. Bickerstaff said Rajon Rondo has been cleared, and they are working on the logistics of when he will join the Cavs. – 1:47 PM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
Help at point guard has arrived for the Cavs. The team officially announced it has acquired veteran Rajon Rondo from the Lakers. PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Cavaliers acquire Rajon Rondo from Lakers in 3-team trade…1:43 PM
Rick Noland @RickNoland
Cavs get Rondo from Lakers. Knicks receive guard Denzel Valentine from Cleveland and draft rights to Wang Zhelin (57th pick in 16) and Brad Newley (54th in 07) and cash considerations from Lakers. Lakers get draft rights to Louis Labeyrie (57th pick in 2014 NBA Draft) from NY – 1:09 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Knicks announce in this 3-way deal they get draft right to Zehlin and Newley. They have waived Wayne Selden and likely will waive Denzel Valentine so they’d pick up a roster spot and $1.2M in cash. Knicks usually are ones giving cash away. – 1:09 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs make it official, acquire G Rajon Rondo from Lakers in three-team deal including the Knicks. Rondo, a 2-time NBA champ, 4-time All-Star and 4-time All Defensive team performer during 16-yr career, played in 18 gms with LAL this year.
Full release: PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
The Knicks have made the three-team trade official.
Knicks get:
Denzel Valentine
Draft rights to Wang Zhelin
Draft rights to Brad Newley
Cash considerations
Cavaliers get:
Rajon Rondo
Lakers get:
Rights to Louis Labeyrie – 1:08 PM
Serena Winters @SerenaWinters
The Cleveland Cavaliers have made the signing of Rajon Rondo official. He will wear No. 1.…1:07 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
Knicks announce they’ve acquired draft rights to Wang Zhelin and Brad Newley as part of deal to acquire Denzel Valentine. NYK has waived Wayne Selden to make room on roster for Valentine. As previously noted, NYK is not expected to keep Valentine long-term. Details here: PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
It’s officially official. Rajon Rondo is no longer a part of the Lakers. PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs officially announce they have acquired Rajon Rondo. – 1:06 PM
JD Shaw @JShawNBA
The three-team deal between the Cavaliers, Lakers and Knicks that sends Rajon Rondo to Cleveland is now official. – 1:05 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Like this trade for @Rajon Rondo and the Cavaliers. Gets the veteran to a place where they really need him and he can have a great influence on their young players. PM

Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers-Cavs-Knicks trade is official. Rajon Rondo is no longer with LAL. PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers have officially announced their three-way trade with the Cavs and Knicks. Rajon Rondo is out, creating a roster space. PM

Rajon Rondo trade grades: Lakers clear roster spot; Cavs replace Ricky Rubio; Knicks make it three-team deal…12:24 PM
Ian Begley @IanBegley
One note on the Denzel Valentine deal: hearing Knicks are unlikely to keep Valentine long-term. Valentine’s 2021-22 contract becomes fully guaranteed on Jan. 10. To initially acquire Valentine, NYK needs to waive current player. FWIW, Wayne Selden’s deal is guaranteed on 1/10. – 12:22 PM
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
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
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. – 11:22 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

More on this storyline

Bill Oram: Trade official -via Twitter @billoram / January 3, 2022
Fred Katz: The Knicks have cut Wayne Selden, league sources tell The Athletic. Knicks had to make room for Denzel Valentine to complete the trade with the Lakers and Cavaliers. -via Twitter @FredKatz / January 3, 2022

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