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Blazersedge Jul 30, 2015

Portland Trail Blazers Waive Brendan Haywood

The expensive center, acquired from Cleveland, will become a free agent. As expected, the Portland Trail Blazers waived center Brendan Haywood today. PORTLAND, Ore. (July 30, 2015) - The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Brendan Haywood, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. Portland acquired Haywood, guard Mike Miller and two future second round draft picks from the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 27 in exchange for cash considerations. Haywood was scheduled to make $10.5 million next season but his contract was not guaranteed. The Blazers restore...
Blazersedge Jul 29, 2015

Who's the Odd Man Out on the Portland Trail Blazers' Roster?

Sixteen guys under contract. Fifteen spots. Uh-oh. I've never been so unsure about the Trail Blazers' roster in my life but by my count, the Blazers have 16 guys with guaranteed or unguaranteed contracts. Eighteen if you count Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller. Assuming those vets get waived that still leaves the team with one too many. This leads to the obvious question: Who's the odd man out? Everyone with a guaranteed contract is probably safe. Pat Connaughton would be the one most at risk but even his footing seems quite solid. Portland gave him not one, but two years guaranteed and is...
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 27, 2015

Matthew Dellavedova returns on one-year deal; Cavaliers complete trade sending Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Blazers

Unable to secure a long-term deal to his liking in free agency, Matthew Dellavedova instead accepted the Cavaliers’ qualifying offer and will return next season on a one-year deal worth about $1.1 million. The Cavs on Monday officially announced Dellavedova’s return and the trade sending Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers, along with draft picks, in an effort to create roster flexibility and two trade exceptions worth roughly $10.6 million and $2.95 million. Terms of Dellavedova’s deal were not made public, but a league source, speaking on condition of...

Grizzlies Reportedly Interested in Bringing Mike Miller Back to Memphis

According to multiple sources the Memphis Grizzlies may be interested in bringing sharpshooting Mike Miller back to the Bluff City. Who says you can't go home again...and potentially again after that? Mike Miller, the three-point shooting specialist wing who has spent all or part of seven seasons with the Memphis Grizzlies, may once again come back to the Mid-South according to multiple reports. Miller, who was traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Portland Trail Blazers last night along with Brendan Haywood's massive waive-able contract and a couple of future second-round picks, is...
Plain Dealer Jul 27, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to Portland Trail Blazers for trade exceptions

CLEVELAND, Ohio - It was only a matter of time, but the Cavaliers finally reached a trade agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers to send center Brendan Haywood and wing Mike Miller to the Pacific Northwest. In return, Cleveland will...

Trail Blazers get Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller in trade with Cleveland Cavaliers: Report

The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veteran center Brendan Haywood and veteran wing Mike Miller in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hot Hot Hoops Jul 27, 2015

Report: Mike Miller has interest in a return to Miami

The Miami Heat are one team that Mike Miller would like to join. The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Mike Miller along with the expiring contract of Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trailblazers to unload salary. Both of them are expected to be released. Now, according to a source, The Miami Heat along with the Memphis Grizzlies are both teams that Miller has interest in. Reunion tour? Mike Miller has interest in Memphis and Miami, per source. (I'm sure other situations would also appeal.) — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 27, 2015 Miller was amnestied by the Heat after the 2013 season...
Rip City Project Jul 27, 2015

Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller trade explained

On July 26, the Portland Trail Blazers acquired Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Neither player is expected to remain in Portland. Haywood’s $10.5M contract is non-guaranteed, so the Trail Blazers will waive him in short order. Miller is owed $2.9M, but will likely negotiate a buyout. Why the Trail Blazers made […] Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller trade explained - Rip City Project - Rip City Project - A Portland Trailblazers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
News-Herald Jul 27, 2015
Reports: Cleveland Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood, draft picks to Trail Blazers

Reports: Cleveland Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood, draft picks to Trail Blazers

The Cavaliers on July 26 gave themselves some flexibility for potential roster moves during the upcoming season.According to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs traded big man Brendan Haywood, guard-forward Mike Miller and two second-round draft picks to the Portland Trail Blazers for trade exceptions of $10.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 26, 2015

Cavaliers trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and draft picks to Portland Trail Blazers to ease tax bill and create trade exceptions

The Cavaliers’ long-awaited trade of Brendan Haywood is finally complete. The added twist is the deal took Mike Miller with him. Both Haywood and Miller were traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, along with two second-round picks. The move creates two trade exceptions for the Cavaliers — a roughly $10.6 million exception for Haywood and a nearly $3 million exception for Miller. They cannot be combined, but they will give the Cavs both roster and financial flexibility at February’s trade deadline (or sooner). The Cavs will have one year to use the exceptions.The Cavs will send...
Fear The Sword Jul 26, 2015

Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to Portland Trail Blazers

David Griffin finally found a taker for Haywood's unique contract. UPDATED: As first reported by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a deal that will send Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller out of town. In return, the Cavs will get two trade exceptions that could help them make a move at some point in the future. It looks like the Cavs are also sending a couple of second-round picks to Portland. Cleveland has traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July...
Blazersedge Jul 26, 2015

Report: Cleveland Cavaliers Trade Haywood, Miller to Trail Blazers

Portland is expected to waive both veterans, in a money-saving move for Cleveland. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Portland Trail Blazers have acquired veterans Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood from the Cleveland Cavaliers. The details of the trade slowly leaked out afterward: Cleveland has traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 27, 2015 In Haywood, Miller trade @WojYahooNBA retorted, Blazers receive more favorable of #Cavs two '19 second rounders and #Cavs 2nd in 2020 —...

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