The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired center Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to forward Dwight Powell, the 45th pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for guard Scotty Hopson and cash considerations, General Manager David Griffin announced today.
No information on contract, but LeBron has committed to re-join the Cavaliers.
Why are you reading this? You already know it happened.
LeBron as a Rookie
All 2013/2014 players and Deng have been added – Bynum is gone
Site was down for weeks – will get to updating
Coach Brown is back for a second tenure with the Cavs. We Keep track of Coaches here
In five seasons with the Cavs, he compiled a record of 272-138 (.663). Brown was named the 2009 NBA Coach of the Year by members of the media and compiled a post season record with the Cavs of 42-29 (.592). He led the team to at least the second round of the post season in each of his five seasons, including Cleveland’s first ever trip to the NBA Finals in 2007.
Brown led the Cavaliers to NBA-best records in both 2008-09 (66-16) and 2009-10 (61-21). During those two record seasons, the Cavaliers ranked at, or near, the top of the NBA in the majority of all major defensive and offensive statistical categories.
Jon Leuer was traded today for 3 THREE Memphis Grizzlies AND a future (undisclosed) draft pick. That’s a pretty good value for a guy that didn’t get much run. Out of the three Grizz we got, I think Speights has a chance to contribute… I’m not sure the other guys will stay on the squad
Pargo (who I thought played well when he was out there) was waived today. I think he’ll find a home somewhere soon.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward/center Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington, guard Josh Selby and a future first round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for forward Jon Leuer, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavaliers also waived guard Jeremy Pargo.
“Marreese will strengthen our front court, while Wayne and Josh will add depth to our back court. At the same time, we are adding a valuable asset with another future first round pick, while also maintaining our future flexibility,” said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. “We wish Jon and Jeremy the best as they move on with their careers and thank them for their time with us here in Cleveland.”
The Cavs will receive Memphis’s first round draft pick in the first available year (which is two years after Memphis has satisfied its current pick obligation to Minnesota). Starting in 2015 the pick could be conveyed to the Cavaliers. The pick is protected one-five and 15-30 in 2015 and 2016 (meaning the Cavaliers would acquire a 6-14 pick) and the pick is protected one-five in 2017 and 2018. If the pick has not been conveyed by 2018, it becomes unprotected in 2019.
Speights (selected as the 16th overall pick of the 2008 NBA draft by the Philadelphis 76ers) has appeared in 40 games (two starts) for the Grizzlies this season, averaging 6.6 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.4 minutes per game. Over five seasons and 305 games, Speights has career averages of 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game. Ellington (selected as the 28th overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves) has played in 40 games (four starts) for Memphis this year and is averaging 5.5 points and 1.3 rebounds in 16.9 minutes per game. He has played in 229 games over four seasons in the NBA and has career averages of 6.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. Selby (selected as the 49th overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft by the Memphis Grizzlies) has appeared in 10 games for Memphis this season, averaging 2.0 points in 5.9 minutes per game. He has played in 38 career games over his two-year NBA career, averaging 2.2 points in 7.8 minutes per game.
Leuer has appeared in nine games for the Cavs this season, averaging 2.4 points in 11.8 minutes per game. Pargo has played in 25 games (11 starts) this year and has averaged 7.8 points and 2.6 assists in 18.0 minutes per game.
Happy New Year Cavs Fans
Haven’t updated in a while, but took this Sunday to add Shaun Livingston and to update the final stats for Donald Sloan and Samardo Samuels.
Samuels was waived today and Sloan was waived to make way for Livingston. Cavs roster is at 14.
via Jason Lloyd (JasonLloydABJ) of the Akron Beacon Journal
Semih Erden is returning to Turkey to play with Anadolu Efes of the Euroleague, the team’s website reported Tuesday. The Cavs did not confirm the report.
Erden, 25, signed a two-year deal with a team option for a third year. He spent two injury-plagued seasons in Cleveland, averaging 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 28 games (nine starts) last season. Coach Byron Scott had high hopes for Erden, but they went relatively unmet.
Scott criticized Erden multiple times last season for not playing hard enough and not giving a strong enough effort. When he was traded from the Boston Celtics to the Cavs two years ago, Erden emphatically denied rumors that he was homesick and wanted to return to Turkey.
Then reports swirled for the past couple of weeks that Erden was returning home to play, reports that his agent denied. Yet that’s where he is going.
The Cavs extended Erden a qualifying offer of about $1 million hours before the midnight deadline Sunday, making him a restricted free agent. The Cavs had the right to match any offer he received, but that obviously only applies to other teams in the NBA. The team would retain his rights should he return to the NBA in the future.
You know what this means… this post gets the “Alumni” tag
Cavs traded their 24th pick of the 1st round (Jared Cunningham) and their 33rd and 34th picks (Bernard James and Jae Crowder) to Dallas for a big dude, Tyler Zeller.
Last time we traded to Dallas on draft night, we got Mark Price. Just Sayin’
Luke and Donald pages are up