Marc Stein: The Kings will extract some sort of draft compensation if they go ahead with the proposed trade of George Hill to Cleveland for Iman Shumpert and Channing Frye, according to league sources
ESPN Cleveland: Windhorst: I do think the George Hill trade will happen. I think Derrick Rose may be involved in this one, as well as Frye and Shump. #Cavs
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 18, 2022 | 8:28 am EDT Update
After being traded by the Portland Trail Blazers to the Clippers last February, Powell proceeded to play three games before sustaining a left foot fracture. His recovery took weeks, which only allowed him to suit up in the team’s last four games including the Play-In tournament. The veteran admitted that it was a tough experience of not being able to have an on-court familiarization with his team in the previous campaign. “It’s kind of a tough hill to climb on, only playing for three games and then coming back for the playoffs, it’s tough,” Powell said, via David Yapkowitz of 213 Hoops. “I really didn’t get a full chance to show what I bring to the table, just a little bit of a spark there.”
Former Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter Freedom explained why the NBA is “really mad” as its hypocritical business ties to communist China are exposed Wednesday on “The Ingraham Angle.” KANTER FREEDOM: Everything the NBA does is either for money or a publicity stunt. It’s been like that for years, so I’m not really surprised. They could care less about the players, about the coaching staff and the fans as long as the league image is profitable.
Enes Kanter Freedom: And finally, they are really mad because someone finally from the inside who played 11 years in this league — [is] going out there and exposing them one by one. And that is unacceptable… What is unacceptable is how they can bow down to the biggest dictatorship out there in the world. So that hurt my heart. I was like, “You know what? Enough is enough. Someone has to call out this hypocrisy.” And I did it.
Vanessa Bryant’s ongoing civil trial against Los Angeles County has gotten so gory and gruesome at times that Bryant felt compelled to stay out of the courtroom during testimony three times in the first three days, including one time after she got up and left the room in distress. In one exchange, a witness described “pieces of flesh hanging from trees.”
“Didn’t it open (the victim’s) brain cavity?” the attorney asked. “Yes,” said the witness. “The cavity was opened, and the cavity that contains the brain was exposed.” “And the brain tissue was vacated, correct?” the attorney asked. “Missing?” “Correct,” the witness replied in front of a federal jury of five men and four women.
August 18, 2022 | 2:54 am EDT Update
The Lakers remain active in trade talks and would part with their 2027 and 2029 first-round picks in the right deal, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said in an appearance on Sports Center (video link). Those picks “have a lot of value in the marketplace” if they’re unprotected, Wojnarowski states. He adds that L.A. would be willing to give them up in a trade for Kyrie Irving, but the Nets haven’t been interested.
Those around the team were confident that James signing an extension was likely, considering how much he’s enjoyed playing for the Lakers and living in Los Angeles. The primary complication in James’ decision was that he has been privately adamant that the Lakers still need to improve the current roster and trade for superstar point guard Kyrie Irving, league sources have told The Athletic.