The Trail Blazers announced Thursday they have waived center Brendan Haywood, whom they just acquired earlier in the week in a trade with the Cavaliers, per NBA.com. Haywood averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Cavaliers last season.
The Trail Blazers acquired center Brendan Haywood and forward Mike Miller from the Cavaliers on Sunday, sourced told Yahoo Sports. The Blazers will receive two second-round picks from Cleveland. The Cavaliers will gain a $13.35 million trade exception in the deal. Haywood averaged 1.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 22 games for the Cavaliers last season. Miller averaged 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per contest in 52 games.
Cavaliers veteran center Brendan Haywood has vowed to remain active amid speculation that the team is working feverishly to trade him and his $10.5 million non-guaranteed contract. Haywood told CineSport that if was planning to retire, he wouldn't be working so hard. He said that he would happy to work out with any interested team and that, despite the recent emphasis on small-ball, teams still need rim protectors. Haywood added that money is no longer an issue in his career.
The Spurs have been discussing a deal with the Cavaliers that would land them forward Brendan Haywood, a league source had told the San Antonio Express-News. That would free up cap space for Cleveland and allow the Spurs to shed his $10.5 million contract. The 35-year-old Haywood has become more valuable for his contract than what he brings on the court. He played in just 22 games for the Cavaliers last season, mostly in garbage time.
The Cavaliers are shopping the contract of center Brendan Haywood and their first-round draft pick in next week's draft in order to upgrade their roster, sources told ESPN.com. Haywood has a $10.5 million contract that is not guaranteed for next season, which can be valuable to a team looking to make a dent in their payroll. The Cavaliers are interested in either gaining a player or a future draft pick in these negotiations, sources said.
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