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

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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).

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Then, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Cavs have a deal in place to trade Waiters, suggesting the Thunder as a destination:

Cleveland pulled Dion Waiters out of the game tonight and have a deal to trade him, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

Possible destination for Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports: Oklahoma City.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

ESPN.com’s Brian Windhorst reported that the Cavs, Thunder and Knicks were engaged in three-way discussions:

The Cavs are in three-way trade talks with Oklahoma City and the New York Knicks, sources tell http://t.co/TuqTxo4mlP

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) January 6, 2015

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.

Oklahoma City guard Reggie Jackson could be part of a three-way deal for Dion Waiters, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

Three Cleveland players, including Waiters, on the way out, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. There’s a trade call set for later tonight.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

New York is sending J.R. Smith to Cleveland, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

Along with Waiters, New York is sending Iman Shumpert to the Cavaliers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

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

Reggie Jackson is not included in a deal to the Knicks, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. So far, unclear if he’s headed anywhere at all.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 6, 2015

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.

Knicks will get lance Thomas, Alex Kirk and Lou Amundsen in the deal - expected to waive all three. Also getting future second rounder.

— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) January 6, 2015

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