Sources around the league say Channing Frye is available now for very little, though Magic officials deny it. Other names will hit the market, but while the salary of someone like Kenneth Faried doesn’t quite fit the exception, how much would Denver really demand to dump J.J. Hickson into it?
February 21, 2017 | 1:28 am EST Update
Cleveland general manager David Griffin and his staff searched for trades to fit in the $4.4 million exception created last season by dealing Anderson Varejao, but couldn’t get anything done in time. There was also a $947,000 exception from trading Jared Cunningham to Orlando. Both expired at midnight.
Varejao, the popular former Cavs big man waived by the Warriors, is now eligible to return to Cleveland’s roster as a free agent. Because the Cavs traded him last February, league rules prevent him from rejoining the team for a But don’t expect the Cavs to sign anyone until after the trade deadline passes at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Carmichael Dave: My friend (DeMarcus Cousins) got transferred to another city because of his job. He had some things to say. Rough to watch.