Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento and Cleveland continue to discuss a deal for guard George Hill, league sources tell ESPN. Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye are primary players in ongoing conversations.
The Cavs have been linked in recent days to the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, another defensive big and who would help shore up that end of the floor. Like every other big man who's name comes up in trade talks, they'll be mentioned with Gasol. The trade pieces would revolve around Tristan Thompson, along with Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye. They own Brooklyn's No. 1 pick in June's draft, but aren't expected to part with that because LeBron James could leave at season's end and they'll need the pick to rebuild.
The Cavs traded F/C Anderson Varejao and a protected future first round draft pick to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a second round pick.
The Cavaliers then traded the second round pick and guard Jared Cunningham to the Orlando Magic in exchange for Frye.
Erik Gundersen: The Cavaliers top-10 protected pick becomes two 2nd rounders if it is not conveyed in 2018 or 2019, a league source said.
David Aldridge: Portland will waive Anderson Varejao, I’m told; if so, he will certainly have a few suitors from among contending teams.
Adrian Wojnarowski: To take on Varejao's deal, the pick that Cleveland sends to Portland will be a 2018 first-round pick, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Ken Berger: Frye to Cleveland and Varejao to Portland could wind up being structured as two separate deals, league source says. Same result, either way.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Portland Trail Blazers will likely waive Anderson Varejao, league sources tell @The Vertical.
Marc J. Spears: The Blazers also received a conditional first round pick from the Cavaliers, a source said.
Marc J. Spears: The Magic also acquired guard Jared Cunningham, who is expected to be waived, a source told Yahoo.
Sam Amick: Jared Cunningham will also go to Orlando from Cleveland in that deal, I'm told, but he's expected to be waived. Magic also get a 2nd rounder
David Aldridge: Source confirms three-team deal with Channing Frye going to Cleveland, Varejao to Portland, picks/players to Orlando. USA Today first.
Frank Isola: Cavs are getting Channing Frye from Orlando, according to a source.
Sam Amick: Channing Frye will be sent to the Cavs from Orlando, I'm told. Anderson Varejao will wind up in Portland. More to come.
Josh Robbins: I asked Channing Frye about the likelihood of being traded. Here's his answer: "I think what happens between me and upper management is kind of between us. I'm here. I came to practice today. I had a good practice. So I'm just focusing on what's going on right now."
Dan Woike: Also what I'm hearing. - Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: For tonight, Clippers holding back on finalizing Frye deal with Orlando. Clippers plans to give Orlando final word on Wednesday.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Frye remains a significant target for several teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, sources tell @The Vertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: If Frye deal to Clippers goes through on Wednesday, Stephenson would never play a game for Orlando. Magic will waive him.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Los Angeles Clippers are nearing agreement on a deal to acquire Orlando's Channing Frye, league sources tell @The Vertical.
It would not be a surprise if the Magic move 32-year-old power forward Channing Frye, who could intrigue a team that wants someone who can stretch the floor. Frye is under contract through the 2017-18 season.
Steve Kyler: For those asking - I think Orlando would seriously consider deals involving Channing Frye, Andrew Nicholson and Shabazz Napier
Now, league sources tell Sporting News, changes could be coming to the Magic’s promising young roster ahead of this month’s trading deadline. Already, the team has received multiple inquiries on big man Channing Frye, who despite being 32 years old and having two years and $15.2 million left on his contract, still is considered a commodity around the league because of his combination of size, defense and perimeter shooting.
“He’s one of the names I think you hear a lot and you will hear a lot more about before the deadline,” one NBA executive told Sporting News. “His contract is not that bad and he could help a contender, and it looks like they’re moving on from him. There’s a lot of interest there.”
Mo Money: I know you don't like these questions but anyway a team could be interested in Frye right about now? Steve Kyler: I have been told Phoenix still has eyes for Channing and that Sacramento was interested, but not sure either is real.
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?
August 8, 2022 | 3:18 am EDT Update
Hoop Central: Paolo’s IG story. ‘Lol unfollowed me on the gram n everything it must be personal huh? That’s fine jus make sure y guard up next time n stop sending doubles family.
“You Tried To Flex That #1 Pick Shit On Me When I Been Rooting For You When You Was A Kid Asking To Rebound For Me @paolo5 Don’t Get On This Internet Saying Nothing… You Changed From The Humble Kid You Always Was And I Stand On Real Shit Boy And YOU KNOW!!!!!!!! You Made It And Changed And I Lost All Respect!!” “ Stay Humble. This Life You In Now Is REAL And Ain’t No Joke!!! I STILL WANNA SEE YOU WIN Cause That’s WHO I AM!!!”
ClutchPoints: “It’s a man’s league. He a little boy, he’s too soft.” Dejounte Murray calls Paolo a “little boy” and “soft” ￼ (via @HomeTeamHoops )
Playmaker: This year’s #1 pick, Paolo Banchero, got schooled by Dejounte Murray at #ZekeEnd @RockyPadila
Harrison Wind: Former Nugget Brandon Goodwin threw a punch at Bones Hyland at a Pro-Am today in Atlanta.
To recall back in 2019, Holmgren became the talk of social media after he crossed Curry and dunked the ball on him. The then-high school big man basically used Steph’s own move on him. Now, he just made it to the NBA, with the Oklahoma City Thunder using their second overall pick on him. Curry couldn’t be any prouder of what several of his camp’s alumni have accomplished, including Holmgren. While he will never forget how Chet embarrassed him, he said it’s “dope” that they are now going to face each other in the big boys’ league. “Chet hit me with my own move, little double behind the back … he finished it differently than I would though, I would have just pulled up from 3, he went to the basket and dunked on another dude. It’s pretty dope that he’s now in the league as the No. 2 pick,” Curry explained, per Bleacher Report.
Maxey thrived in the new role. He averaged 18.7 points and shot 48% from deep playing next to Harden. Now that the two have been able to work out in the summer, the young guard out of Kentucky is ready to build more with The Beard. “It’s gonna be great,” said Maxey at his 1% skills camp on Saturday. “Chemistry is everything. We only played like 20-something games together so for us to be able to have a whole training camp and an entire season together, it’s gonna be nothing but good things for us and a positive outcome.”