Report: Lakers to send Denzel Valentine to Knicks as Rajon Rondo deal becomes 3-team trade

Brad Sullivan
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In a bit of a twist, the Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly be sending Denzel Valentine to the New York Knicks.

The Rajon Rondo deal involving the Cleveland Cavaliers and Lakers has now become a three-team trade. Rondo will still land with Cleveland.

The Cavaliers made the deal for Rondo after depth at the guard spot became an issue for them. The team has already lost both Collin Sexton and Ricky Rubio for the season due to injuries.

It sounds like the Lakers are saving money and opening up a roster spot as a result of this deal expanding to three teams.

The Lakers have won three of their last four games, with a Tuesday game against the Sacramento Kings next on the schedule. The contest will mark the third game of the Lakers’ five-game homestand.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.