Cavs ship pair of veterans to Portland with eye to future
JUL 27, 5:47a ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Jul 30 / 3:37p ET
News: Haywood was waived by the Trail Blazers on Thursday, Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Haywood was largely expected to be waived after coming to the Trail Blazers in a salary dumping trade from the Cavaliers, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise. Haywood's veteran experience and potential to be a depth option at center could help him find a team on the open market, but don't expect him to get fantasy worthy minutes no matter where he lands. During the 2014-15 season, Haywood played in 22 games, finishing with averages of 1.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 0.5 blocks over just five minutes per game.
StatsLLC: Jul 27 / 12:00a ET
News: A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.
Impact: The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the person who spoke Monday to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal is pending league approval. The Blazers are expected to cut Haywood, who barely played for Cleveland last season.
Rotowire: Jul 26 / 6:27p ET
News: Haywood has been traded to Portland along with Mike Miller and two second-round draft picks, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Impact: Haywood is expected to be waived by Portland since he currently has a non-guaranteed contract for the upcoming season worth a staggering $10.5 million. Assuming that happens, he'll likely re-sign elsewhere under more reasonable terms where he'll provide depth to a frontcourt in need.