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Brendan Haywood | Center

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 11/27/1979
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 263
College: North Carolina
Contract: view contract details

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The Trail Blazers waived Brendan Haywood.
The Blazers recently acquired Haywood and Mike Miller in a trade with Cleveland, but Haywood was never expected to stick around, especially with a non-guaranteed salary of $10.5 million. The 14-year veteran could end up on another NBA roster before the start of the season, but he wouldn't have more than a limited role regardless of where he ends up. Jul 30 - 6:20 PM

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Blazers acquired C Brendan Haywood and G/F Mike Miller from the Cavaliers.

The Cavs will get two trade exceptions in return. Cleveland will also send two draft picks to the Blazers, a 2020 second-round pick (via Cleveland) and a 2019 second-round pick (via Los Angeles Lakers).
Jul 27 - 1:48 PM

The Cavaliers have traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Trail Blazers, along with two second-round picks.

Portland will absorb the salaries into their cap space and they're expected to waive both players in the near future -- Haywood's hefty $10.5 million salary is not guaranteed. The 14-year veteran appeared in only 22 games for Cleveland last season and he's unlikely to draw much interest as a free agent, but he could still garner a veteran-minimum deal to fill out some team's depth chart.
Jul 26 - 9:19 PM

The Cavs' trade of Rakeem Christmas to the Pacers on Thursday was reportedly done in order to help setup a larger deal that will involve Brendan Haywood.

The Cavs have been shopping Brendan Haywood and his non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million for the past six weeks, but so far have not been able to find a deal to their liking. Currently, the 76ers and Trail Blazers are the only teams out there that could absorb Haywood's hefty contract and create a trade exception for Cleveland, so it's likely that a deal will be struck with one of those clubs using the second-round pick they acquired in the Christmas trade. The Jazz are also close to being able to absorb Haywood's contract, but they'd need trade or waive several players in order to make this happen.
Source: ESPN
Jul 23 - 6:09 PM

Cavs GM David Griffin said he hasn't found a potential Brendan Haywood trade worth making.

Haywood's contract is non-guaranteed before August 1 so it theoretically provides some flexibility in trade talks, but if it was as valuable as a chip as everyone wants to make it seem to be, there would already be a deal consummated. Thus far, it's been no deal, Howie.
Jul 13 - 9:36 AM

Updating a previous report, should Brendan Haywood be waived by August 1, he still has no plans to retire.

This contradicts an earlier report that said Haywood was contemplating retirement if he is traded away from Cleveland, and then promptly waived before his contract worth $10.5 million becomes guaranteed. Perhaps Haywood continues his playing career, but he hasn't had a statistically meaningful season since 2010, so he won't be a standard league fantasy option regardless of where he winds up.
Jul 8 - 11:44 AM

The Lakers, Clippers, and Suns are all interested in trading for Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million.

The Cavs are reportedly looking for a wing player, and the Clippers could potentially offer Jamal Crawford in a deal for Haywood. The Suns and Lakers would use his contract as a trade chip in another deal, and it's being reported that if Haywood is waived upon being traded, that he would likely retire.
Jul 8 - 10:14 AM

The Cavs have "six or seven different options" on trading Brendan Haywood, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

His non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million could be a valuable piece to facilitate a trade. Teams looking to take on salary may be interested in Haywood's deal, assuming it comes along with some draft picks. Chances are it would be a three-team deal, but there have been no specifics on a deal here just yet.
Jul 1 - 6:08 PM

Updating a previous report, according to a source of Cavs' beat writer Jason Lloyd, a trade involving the Spurs and Brendan Haywood's contract was "never discussed."

At this point it's hard to discern between fact and fiction, but the reported deal does make sense for both sides. Teams looking to shed some cap space during free agency will likely flirt with the idea of trading for, and then later waiving Haywood, so this isn't likely to be the last rumor we hear regarding Haywood's non-guaranteed contract worth $10.5 million.
Jun 30 - 5:10 PM

The Spurs are reportedly interested in trading for Brendan Haywood.

To be clear, the Spurs are likely interested in Haywood's non-guaranteed deal worth $10.5 million, and not Haywood himself. Haywood's contract does not become fully guaranteed until August 2, so if the Spurs waive him, they could open up quiet a bit of cap room for a big name free agent such as LaMarcus Aldridge. The Cavs are said to be looking for a scoring point guard to come off the bench behind Kyrie Irving, so perhaps they’re eying Patty Mills in this potential deal. Tiago Splitter or Boris Diaw would also need to be included to make the numbers work.
Jun 30 - 3:11 PM

The Cavaliers are reportedly shopping Brendan Haywood and their first-round draft pick.

Haywood's contract worth $10.5 million is not guaranteed for next season if he's waived by August 2, so that could be attractive to teams looking to shed some salary, or use his contract to facilitate another deal during free agency in July. The Cavs are reportedly looking for a playmaking guard that could either backup Kyrie Irving or play alongside him. Haywood only managed to get off the bench for 22 games for Cleveland during the regular-season, and played just two minutes throughout the Cavs entire postseason run, so he's obviously not a part of Cleveland’s future plans.
Source: ESPN
Jun 19 - 11:07 AM

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

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

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