Lakers trade McGee to Cavs, clearing space for Gasol
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The Los Angeles Lakers traded veteran center JaVale McGee and a future second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team announced.

The Cavs will send Jordan Bell and Alfonzo McKinnie to the Lakers.

The move frees up enough salary-cap space for the Lakers to sign free-agent center Marc Gasol, a move that was reported soon thereafter.

McGee opted into the final year of his contract last week and was on the books for $4.2 million this season.

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