Report: Cavs trade Dion Waiters to Thunder, get Knicks’ JR Smith and Iman Shumpert


Dion Waiters was listed in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ starting lineup on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers, but didn’t suit up with the team. As it turns out, he’s played his last game with the Cavs.

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First, Waiters’ cousin and former Syracuse teammate tweeted (and immediately deleted) two tweets suggesting the former No. 4 overall pick could be headed to Oklahoma City (screenshot via Deadspin).


Then, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs have a deal in place to trade Waiters, suggesting the Thunder as a destination:’s Brian Windhorst reported that the Cavs, Thunder and Knicks were engaged in three-way discussions:

Wojnarowski then floated two major names who could be parts of the trade: Thunder guard Reggie Jackson and Knicks guards J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert, who is apparently headed to Cleveland.

UPDATE: Wojnarowski now says Jackson is not part of the deal.

The Knicks are apparently waiving all three of the players they’re receiving in return for Shumpert and Smith. They’re also getting a second-round pick.

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