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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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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

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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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Matthew Dellavedova
SG1Iman Shumpert
2Joe Harris
SF1LeBron James
2Mike Miller
3Cedi Osman
4Sir'Dominic Pointer
PF1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Rakeem Christmas
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Anderson Varejao
3Brendan Haywood