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Knicks, acquire Sergio Llull’s leverage rights in Austin Rivers Sign-and-Trade

The New York Knicks announced Friday that as part of the signing and swap deal that brought Austin Rivers to guard against the Houston Rockets, they also acquired the rights of Spanish guard Sergio Llull.

New York acquired the draft rights for strikers Tadija Dragicevic and Axel Hervelle, while Houston collected draft rights to protect Issuf Sanon.

Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that the Rockets also created a commercial exception by executing the deal.

Rivers is the best known player in the industry, having spent eight years in the NBA with the New Orleans Pelicans, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards and Rockets.