Official: Cleveland Cavaliers replaced Ricky Rubio with Rajon Rondo

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The Cleveland Cavaliers have their sights set on getting the postseason ticket, and their (21-16) record gives them a high chance of getting it. However, Ricky Rubio’s injury left the team without his Achilles tendon, but the Ohio team management worked quickly to find a player who can cover the absence of the Spaniard and the chosen one was the experienced Rajon Rondo.

The deal was completed a couple of days ago, but had not been announced for lack of polishing on some details. Additionally, the Angels Lakers and the New York Knicks were involved in the trade. He himself took Rondo to Ohio, while Denzel Valentine He left Cleveland and California for the city that never sleeps, along with two other players.

The Lakers, for their part, left a space on their roster with the departure of Valentine. In addition, they have a salary space of four million dollars and he kept the rights to Louis Labeyrie, a French player who currently plays for Valencia Basket in Spain.

Rondon, for his part, must wait for the green light to return to the court, because he is complying with the NBA’s security protocols for having tested positive for Covid-19. This season, he had played only 18 games with the Lakers and from now on he will try to guide a team with great young figures and with a hunger for the postseason.