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5 Players the Cleveland Cavaliers Could Be Looking to Target with the $13.4M Trade Exception

The Cleveland Cavaliers recently dealt center Brendan Haywood and small forward Mike Miller along with two second-round draft picks to the Portland Trail Blazers. In this unique deal, the Cavaliers did not get any players or draft picks in return. Instead, they acquired two traded player exceptions, one worth $10.5 million and the other worth $2.94 million. In addition, the Cavs...
Via Cavaliers Nation
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James allowed Mike Miller to leave the Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers traded Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers over the weekend. I know what you’re thinking, but try not to worry about it too much — all parties involved in the deal had permission from LeBron James. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron authorized the Miller trade. Considering...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

What can the Cavs do with a trade exception?

The Cleveland Cavaliers created two trade exceptions through trading Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers. The moves created trade exceptions for $10.5 million and $2.85 million that can be used to acquire players over the next calendar year. A trade exception can be used to acquire more salary than a team sends away via trade as long as the difference in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN really, really likes the Cavs-Blazers deal

Late Sunday night, NBA fans caught word that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trailblazers agreed to a deal that sent to players—Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller—to the Pacific Northwest in exchange for cold hard cash and a decently sized gift card to be used later. Cleveland added in a could of second-round picks in order to help sweeten the deal as it is believed that neither...
Via Waiting For Next Year
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

BC-AP Sports Preview Digest

Some of the sports stories The Associated Press is covering Monday. A full Sports Digest will be sent about 3 p.m. All times EDT: - Boston's mayor delivers a harsh blow to the city's effort to host the 2024 Games. He insists he won't sign any document putting ''one dollar of taxpayer money on the line for one penny of overruns on the Olympics.'' - KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - IOC President...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Portland smart to take on Haywood, Mike Miller contracts

Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller aren’t going to help the Portland Trail Blazers on the court, but the franchise was smart to acquire the pair of veterans. In truth, Portland was smart to add them, simply so it could get rid of them. After losing LaMarcus Aldridge, Wesley Matthews, Robin Lopez in free agency and trading Nicolas Batum during the offseason, the Trail Blazers will...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs create two trade exceptions through trade

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money. The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs create two trade exceptions through reported deal

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money. The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Cavs trade Haywood, Miller to Blazers

CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the trade says the Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to Portland to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money. The Cavs have been shopping Haywood's expiring $10.5 million contract deal for weeks and worked out a deal with the Blazers, who will also get two second-round picks from Cleveland, said the...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers trade LeBron James biggest fan

David Richard-USA TODAY SportsThe Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly agreed to trade Mike Miller, Brendan Haywood and two future second-round picks to the Portland Trail Blazers to create future options. The Cavs will create two trade exceptions with the move, one for $10.5 million and the other for $2.94 million. The Cavs will also receive cash in the deal, according to ESPN...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Cavs ship pair of veterans to Portland with eye to future

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to build for a return trip to the NBA Finals -- and they hope a win in the series this time around -- and on Sunday they added something every title contender could always use. Cap flexibility. League sources have told Yahoo Sports!/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski that the Cavs have traded veterans Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Mike Miller Interested in Returning to Heat

Mike Miller may have just been traded, but that doesn’t mean he’s done playing. Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press reports that Miller has interest in signing with the Miami Heat. Reunion tour? Mike Miller has interest in Memphis and Miami, per source. (I’m sure other situations would also appeal.) — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 27, 2015 The 35-year-old forward...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Trade Is A Heavy Price For Flexibility And Tax Savings

This shouldn't have come as much of a surprise, but no one was willing to give the Cavs anything of value for the non-guaranteed $10.5 million contract belonging to Brandan Haywood. Essentially, Cleveland had to pay the Trail Blazers to take him. The Cavaliers also sent Mike Miller to Portland for a $2.85 million TPE.
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies, Thunder, Mavs Expected To Pursue Mike Miller

The Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Mike Miller. Miller was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Portland Trail Blazers and he'll be waived. The Cavs' trade of Miller "was right thing to do" according to a LeBron James' source. Miller was previously waived by the Miami Heat in a tax-savings move that angered James.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller To Trail Blazers

Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting the Cleveland Cavaliers are trading Brendan Hayword’s contract and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers. Cleveland finally unloads the Haywood contract, bringing back a trade exception. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 27, 2015 Cleveland gains a $13.35M trade exception in the deal. The Cavs will have one year to use...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: Cavaliers Trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to Trail Blazers

According to multiple sources, the Cleveland Cavaliers have traded two veterans in guard/forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers for two second-round draft picks. Cleveland has traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 27, 2015 Having traded two players...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller, picks to Blazers for trade exceptions

The Cavs have finally found a taker for Brendan Haywood and his $10.5 million non-guaranteed contract. The minor shocker is that they’ve traded away Mike Miller as part of the deal. Per the NBA’s chief news breaker, Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers have traded Haywood and Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers along with two future second-round picks. The Cavaliers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller To Blazers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail Blazers. Haywood's contract is non-guaranteed for the 15-16 season. Portland will send two second round picks to the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were unable to find a suitable trade using Haywood's contract and will instead have a traded player exception that can be used later.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 15-Man Roster for the 2015-16 Season

The Cleveland Cavaliers enter the 2015-16 season with one goal in mind—winning the NBA championship. General Manager David Griffin has iterated that the Cavaliers will return much of the same core that led the team to the NBA Finals last season. He stated the following during the team’s end-of-season press conference: “We’re incredibly excited about moving forward with this...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers Shopping Brendan Haywood

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 4: Anderson Varejao #17, Kendrick Perkins #3, Iman Shumpert #4, Mike Miller #18, and Brendan Haywood #33 of the Cleveland Cavaliers cheer during a game against the Golden State Warriors in Game One of the 2015 NBA Finals on June 4, 2015 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images) In what has...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs on verge of shattering NBA's luxury tax record

With Wednesday’s flurry of long-term contracts, fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers now have a clearer picture of what the team will look like during the 2015-16 season. As many hoped, it will look very much like the team that finished last regular season on a 33-3 tear, thanks in no small part to Dan Gilbert’s spending. We’ve seen the reported figures for Kevin Love, Tristan...
Via Waiting For Next Year
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller exercises player option for Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin has announced that Mike Miller is staying with the team.An old teammate of LeBron James with the Miami Heat, Miller's past season in Cleveland saw him in decline. He was all but a non-factor in the team's playoff run, but he's still considered a valuable asset for his relationship and experience with James through multiple titles...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller exercises $2.8 million player option for 2015-16

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Mike Miller has decided to return to for another season. With NBA free agency beginning on July 1, Miller exercised his $2.8 million player option for 2015-16 — the deadline to do so was Monday night. This news is according to Shams Charania of RealGM. Cleveland's Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8M deal for 2015-16, league source tells RealGM...
Via Waiting For Next Year
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs News: Mike Miller Exercises Player Option for 2015-16 Season

According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Mike Miller has decided to opt into his $2.8 million deal for the 2015-16 NBA season. Cleveland’s Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8M deal for 2015-16, league source tells RealGM. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2015 Miller, who is 35 years of age, signed a two-year deal with the Cavs last summer...
Via Cavaliers Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Miller Opts Into $2.8M Deal With Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8 million contract for the 2015-16 season, a league source told RealGM. Miller had the deadline on his option Monday night. A 15-year NBA veteran, Miller averaged 2.1 points and 13.5 minutes while playing 52 games last season. Miller had a rejuvenation in his return with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013-14, when he averaged...
Via RealGM
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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