The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Denzel Valentine to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Rajon Rondo, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday.
The Lakers are expected to waive Valentine’s partially guaranteed deal and create an open roster spot.
Rondo is eager for the chance to play a bigger role with an ascending Cavaliers team in the absence of Ricky Rubio, sources said. He has been positive on the deal since it was presented to him as an option Thursday.
League source confirms no extra random stuff (cash, dead Euros, fake picks, etc.) in Cavs-Lakers swap … just straight up Valentine for Rondo.
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) December 31, 2021
Per Shams, the #Cavs are in serious conversations to acquire Rajon Rondo from the Los Angeles Lakers.
— Evan Dammarell (@AmNotEvan) December 30, 2021