Cleveland brings in two more big men as roster remake continues.
The Cavaliers acquired Dwight Powell (33) Saturday along with veteran Brendan Haywood.
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By Marcus HartmanFOX Sports Ohio
The Cavaliers continued remaking their roster with the acquisition of a pair of big men Saturday.
Cleveland general manager David Griffin announced the deal, which brings the Cavs center Brendan Haywood and the rights to forward Dwight Powell from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations.
Haywood is a 12-year veteran from North Carolina who has played 794 NBA games with stops in Washington, Dallas and Charlotte, averaging 6.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. He ranks ninth among active NBA players with a career field goal percentage of .528. The 7-footer, who missed all of last season with a stress fracture in his left foot, is set to join the team that drafted him in 2001 but traded his rights to Orlando on draft night.
The 6-11 Powell was taken with the 45th pick in the draft last month after four years at Stanford, where he averaged 10.8 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Hopson played two games last season for the Cavs as a rookie from Tennessee.