The Cleveland Cavs, New York Knicks and OKC Thunder pulled the trigger on a six-player trade Monday night.
As part of the deal, Dion Waters will go to the Thunder, J. R. Smith and Iman Shumpert go to the Cavs and three players with nonguaranteed contracts — Alex Kirk and Lou Amundson from the Cavs and Lance Thomas from the Thunder — to join the Knicks.
As part of the deal, the Thunder are sending a protected future first-round pick to the Cavs and the Cavs are sending their 2019 second-round pick to the Knicks. The Thunder are also sending a protected 2015 first-round pick to Cleveland in the trade.
Got all that!?!?!?
Lastly, the Knicks waived center Samuel Dalembert a move that will save $3.8 million. In all, the moves to unload Shumpert, Smith and Dalembert will save the team more than $20 million in salary and luxury taxes.
Phil Jackson is starting to clean house in New York, and as the Knicks continue getting their asses kicked every night, it couldn’t come fast enough for New York fans. Phil’s emptying the trash and I would bet he’s still got a few moves up left his sleeve.