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Brendan Haywood | Center

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 11/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 263
College: North Carolina
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Brendan Haywood said he was "shocked" he played on Wednesday against the Wizards.
"I had got a notification on Rotoworld before the game and it said I was resting," Haywood said. "Where and the hell did that come from? I've been resting all season." This is amazing and there are a ton of other great quotes in the link below (hat tip to Chris Haynes for this story, as well). Haywood played 15 minutes against one of his former teams, scoring five points with two blocks. Mr. Haywood, if you're receiving this in a mobile alert, we won't say you're "resting" ever again. Also, congrats on an NBA career spanning over a decade. Apr 16 - 8:33 PM

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Brendan Haywood (rest) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Celtics.

Haywood hasn't even left the Cavs' bench since Feb. 26, so his absence from the lineup today will have zero fantasy implications. In fact, Haywood has only managed to step onto the court 21 times this season, putting in averages of 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Hopefully you don't need us to tell you to leave him on the wire.
Apr 12 - 2:33 PM

Brendan Haywood has accepted the fact that even during a blowout, there are no guarantees he'll enter the game.

"At the end of the day, your situation is a situation that's bestowed on you by your coaching staff and if you can't find a way to crack that rotation, you have to deal with it and continue to be professional," said Haywood. He also quipped that head coach David Blatt may also be leaving him on the bench, only to use him as a "secret weapon" during the playoffs. It's good to see that he can find humor in a less-than-ideal situation, but he belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 20 - 9:59 AM

Brendan Haywood (left knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. OKC.

Haywood said he got kneed in his left knee during Friday's game vs. Charlotte, and it is too swollen to play on today. However, he's barely a part of the Cavs rotation, so there aren't any fantasy implications with this news.
Jan 25 - 2:55 PM

Brendan Haywood is being aggressively shopped by the Cavaliers in an effort to clear space for a backup point guard.

Haywood's contract is non-guaranteed next season, making teams more apt to take him on. However, Haywood has averaged just 5.3 minutes per game this season, and we can't imagine any scenario where he would become relevant in fantasy leagues. Needless to say, leave him on the wire.
Jan 24 - 10:41 AM

Brendan Haywood made his first start in two years on Wednesday and had four points, five rebounds and two blocks in 15 minutes.

The fact Haywood started says a lot more about the Cavs' injury woes than it does about his talent level. Ignore him for now, but if the stars in Cleveland keep missing games, anything is possible.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:59:00 PM

Brendan Haywood will start at center for the short-handed Cavaliers on Wednesday.

He'll join a starting lineup that includes Kyrie Irving, Matthew Dellavedova, Mike Miller and Tristan Thompson. The 35-year-old Haywood is averaging 5.3 minutes in seven appearances this season, and his presence in the Cavs' starting lineup is a crystalline example of their injury woes, particularly in the frontcourt. He's not worth looking at for temporary value, especially with Kevin Love (back) day-to-day.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 06:53:00 PM

Brendan Haywood knows he's likely to be traded at some point this season, but that is not a concern to the 34-year-old veteran.

"I don't worry about [getting traded] because at the end of the day, I can't do anything about it," Haywood said. "If somebody views my contract as an asset or the team feels they can get something in that can help them or shed salary, they're going to do what they're going to do because that's what they have to do." Haywood's understanding that his contract is a more attractive option than what he can do on the court pretty much sums up his fantasy value. He's only got off the bench twice this season for a total of 10 minutes, and he's not a viable fantasy option in any league.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:58:00 AM

Brendan Haywood (soreness) committed one foul and did nothing else in two minutes of action during Tuesday's road loss in Portland.

Haywood sat out Sunday's practice due to general soreness, which is understandable since the 34-year-old center has barely played the past year. He's a dreadful FT shooter and simply isn't worth fantasy owners' attention.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 02:00:00 AM

Brendan Haywood sat out of Sunday's scrimmage due to "a little bit of soreness," according to coach David Blatt.

Haywood didn't play during the 2013-14 season and he's slowly working his way back into shape. He's unlikely to have fantasy value at any point this season, though the Cavs' lack of frontcourt depth could force him into a bigger role if Anderson Varejao or Tristan Thompson get hurt.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 08:22:00 PM

Brendan Haywood played 19 minutes and had six points, five rebounds, an assist, a steal and three blocks in Wednesday's win.

Anderson Varejao got the night off with a sore knee and the bottom line here is that Haywood is his back up at center, while Tristan Thompson will also play there. We still don't expect Haywood to get enough minutes to make a big fantasy difference, but if Varejao is injured, Haywood could be forced into 20 minutes a night or so, making him a potential daily option at some point.
Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:20:00 AM

Brendan Haywood returned to action and played three minutes for two points and one rebound in Tuesday's preseason win.

Baby steps. He missed last season with a fracture of his left foot, so it was good to see him back on the court. However, it's a stretch to think he'll do much of anything this season. Haywood is simply a defensive role player at this stage of his career.
Tue, Oct 14, 2014 11:24:00 PM

Brendan Haywood missed the entire 2013-14 season with a stress fracture of his left foot, but is hoping to make an impact this season with the Cavaliers.

"I don’t feel like I’ve been written off," Haywood said. "I didn’t play last year. I have to prove to a lot of people I’m still healthy and I’m capable of doing what I did before...My goal is to be the rim protector of this team." Those are nice sentiments from Haywood and with Anderson Varejao's shaky injury history, it's possible Haywood could have a role in Cleveland. We still see no reason to draft him this season, and doubt he will be someone you'll target off the waiver wire later in the year.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 10:53:00 PM

Brendan Haywood (foot) was the most impressive player at Saturday's practice, according to coach David Blatt.

He has been fully cleared by the medical staff and it would appear he's ready to go after missing all of last season. Haywood has lost a step or two over the years, but the center could provide some added depth behind Anderson Varejao. His inability to make free throws will likely knock him from fantasy consideration in almost any circumstance.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Brendan Haywood (foot) has been fully cleared by the Cavs medical staff, and he will be ready for the start of training camp.

"They [Cavs] maybe cautious with me but I'm good to go now," said Haywood. Haywood will start the season in a reserve role playing behind Anderson Varejao, and although Varejao has a knack for getting injured, Haywood still isn't really worth drafting in standard leagues.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1J.R. Smith
2Iman Shumpert
3Joe Harris
4James Jones
SF1LeBron James
2Shawn Marion
3Mike Miller
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Brendan Haywood
3Kendrick Perkins
4Anderson Varejao