UPDATE (7:46pm ET)
Reggie Jackson is not part of the trade, but the Thunder are still acquiring Dion Waiters in the deal.
There had been rumors of a Dion Waiters trade for weeks, as his hot-and-cold play of late had both frustrated Cavaliers fans while also giving them hope he could boost hist trade value. Cleveland has been in need of both point guard depth and a rim protector, which is what prompted the three-way trade on Monday night. It’s not just Dion Waiters involved in the trade, as Lou Amundson and Alex Kirk are both on the move as well if the trade goes through.
Per league rules, players who are involved in trade discussions are not allowed to play in games, and that’s why Dion Waiters was yanked from the starting lineup on Monday night.
Getting Reggie Jackson would be a steal for the Cavaliers, and it would be a weight off the Thunder. He’s in the final year of his contract, which means the Thunder either need to pay him what he wants — which is a near max deal — or get rid of him.
Jackson can be plugged into the Cavaliers lineup and immediately give the team what they need at a time when they need it the most.
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