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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 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. Nov 21 - 11:58 AM

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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.
Nov 5 - 2:00 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.
Oct 26 - 8:22 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.
Oct 16 - 12:20 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.
Oct 14 - 11:24 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.
Sep 29 - 10:53 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.
Sep 27 - 2:24 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.
Sep 26 - 2:19 PM

Brendan Haywood (foot) will be ready for the start of training camp.

He did not play at all last season and the Cavs acquired him more for his contract than anything else. Haywood is still going to be limited in some drills, but it sounds like he could be ready to start the season. Still, he's not worth drafting in almost any league.
Sep 25 - 9:29 PM

Cavaliers center Brendan Haywood (fractured foot) is not expected to be healthy for the start of Cleveland's training camp.

The 12-year veteran didn't play last season and it's questionable how often we'll see him on the court this year. The Cavs signed undrafted C Alex Kirk this week and they continue to look for ways to add frontcourt depth, another sign that Haywood isn't viewed as a likely backup for Anderson Varejao.
Aug 12 - 6:17 PM

The Hornets officially completed their draft day deal with the Cavs on Saturday, sending Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to Stanford forward Dwight Powell to Cleveland in exchange for Scotty Hopson.

It's unlikely that Hopson will play for Charlotte as his $2.45 million salary slot for next season is a team option. This move was more about Charlotte ridding themselves of the $2 million owed to Haywood for the 2014-15 season. Haywood missed the entire 2013-14 season with a fractured foot, and he is not a fantasy option.
Jul 13 - 10:29 AM

Brendan Haywood will be traded to the Cavs as a part of the Dwight Powell deal.

The Cavs take on about $2 million of a cap hit in doing this and Haywood has to prove that he can step foot on a court before he's worth talking about.
Jun 26 - 11:55 PM

Coach Steve Clifford said on Friday that Brendan Haywood (foot) is out for the season.

This news was expected for a while and the Bobcats certainly don't need any help with Al Jefferson playing great ball these days. Haywood's days in the NBA could be numbered after a solid career.
Mar 14 - 6:06 PM

Brendan Haywood (fractured foot) may not return to the court this season.

With just 18 games left in the season, Haywood's chances to return this season decrease by the day. Two weeks after his targeted return date, Brendan Haywood still can't do anything weight-bearing on basketball court, according to Bobcats' coach Steve Clifford. Even if Haywood does manage to rehab in time to take the court before the regular season ends, he would likely be limited to around 10 minutes per game and would provide minimal fantasy value.
Mar 11 - 9:37 AM

Brendan Haywood (fractured foot) has been cleared for jogging, shooting and light jumping, and he hopes to begin playing in the next few weeks.

He was ruled out for at least 12 weeks in mid-October but he's already approaching the four-month mark. "[A stress fracture] is not like an [ACL], where you can double up the work and get back quicker," Haywood said. "You really can’t do anything for it." The veteran's ultimate goal is to be healthy enough to play "10 to 15 minutes" per game, and he will not have fantasy value.
Feb 8 - 9:23 AM