Rachel Nichols: Always a class act, @Channing_Frye says goodbye to Cleveland and hello to LA.
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Zach Lowe: There will be a lot of people w/in the team who will really miss Frye. twitter.com/Rachel__Nichol…
Adrian Wojnarowski: Three impactful details on trade for Lakers: They’ll have space for two max contract slots in 2018 or 2019, replenish first-round pick in 2018 Draft and gets Lakers some shooting for rest of season with Thomas and Frye.
Ramona Shelburne: The Lakers intend to keep both Frye and IT, per source.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cavaliers also sending its 2018 first-round pick in deal to Lakers, league sources tell ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland is sending Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers for Clarkson and Nance, league source tells ESPN.
Kevin O’Connor: I’m hearing it’s Isaiah Thomas, Channing Frye, and the Cavs first to Lakers for Clarkson and Nance.
But from a big picture standpoint, Channing Frye got to show once again how much he has evolved this season, part of why the Cavs don’t necessarily want to trade him. They understand his value on and off the floor. He’s important for lightening the mood in a drama-filled locker room, a fun-loving guy that teammates love to play alongside. He’s one of the vocal leaders. The recognize how well the team performs with him on the floor. They know he is needed even more after Love’s injury. But they also understand the trade-deadline challenges and improving often requires giving up a valuable piece.
Channing Frye’s name will continue to be mentioned in discussions because of his contract situation. His number is good and he can still be a key piece of a championship rotation. If the Cavs aim for high-salaried player, believing one could make a significant impact, Frye’s $7.4 million will get them nearly halfway there. If they are having talks with sellers, chances are that team will want Frye’s expiring contract so the future salary cap won’t be harmed. If the Cavs choose to deal their own first-round pick, something they are open to, which could give them an advantage in the current market, they will need to attach some kind of salary to it, especially with a full 15-man roster.
“I’ve been traded before,” he said. “What am I going to do? Listen, my checks transfer to Sacramento. I think at the end of the day, we have pretty good communication, and business is business. I want to be here to win. My main goal here, the only goal that everybody should have here, is to win a chip. So your personal feelings of what you think is best for you doesn’t matter. At all. If you’re not here to win a championship, you need to get the f— out of here.”
“I still might get traded,” he said. “So, while I’m here, what am I supposed to do? Help us win. Make sure we’re playing championship-level basketball and at the end of the day, if I’m not playing or in the rotation, I want to play and I want to help the team get to a chip and I want to play in a championship game.”
“Whatever they have to do to win, they got to do that,” Frye said. “There’s no personal feelings. And I think that’s something that people don’t understand when they’re here. They’re like, ‘We’ll, this is about me.’ No. It’s not about it. It’s not. Absolutely not. If they feel like George Hill or if they feel like Anthony Davis or whoever else is out there they’re trying to get is going to upgrade them? Do it. I understand. So there’s no personal or hurt feelings. I want to be here. I want to be able to help and just let me know what I need to be able to do to play in the championship or help us win.”
The Kings seem to be closing in on a deal to move out guard George Hill, likely sending him to Cleveland in exchange for Cavs center Channing Frye and guard Iman Shumpert. There is the possibility that some second-round picks change hands, but this deal would be about getting Hill and his hefty salary next year off the books. Sources close to the Kings said they have been very open and receptive to helping move off the veteran players that have fallen out of the rotation in Sacramento.
Conceptually, at least, the Cavs would get Hill from the Kings and send Channing Frye and Iman Shumpert to Sacramento. Derrick Rose could also have been involved and perhaps a future second-round draft pick. The teams have until the Feb. 8 trade deadline to get something done. The Kings want to move on from Hill, so if a trade can’t be completed there is also the possibility of a buyout.
The Kings continue to work closer to a trade that would send guard George Hill to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a package that would include Channing Frye and guard Iman Shumpert and some form of draft compensation, league sources told The Bee on Tuesday. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak on behalf of the team.
Channing Frye: 🧐 how many teams am i supposed to get traded to again lol? #ImStillOnThecavs
Channing Frye: Yeah I’m getting a lot of calls from the Kansas City Steers #realTeam
Dave McMenamin: The Cavs say Channing Frye is out with an abdominal strain tonight. As @Brian Windhorst & @Adrian Wojnarowski reported, Frye is also included in trade talks involving Cleveland and Sacramento for George Hill.
Sam Amick: This possible deal between the Kings (George Hill) and Cavs (Iman Shumpert/Channing Frye) is not expected to go down today, I’m told. Very real though. ESPN first reported talks.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are progressing in conversations on a deal to acquire Sacramento Kings guard George Hill, league sources told ESPN. The Cavaliers and Kings are discussing a package centered on guard Iman Shumpert and forward Channing Frye, league sources said. The teams are discussing a second-round pick, too, sources said.
The Cavaliers have had some hesitancy about the guaranteed $19 million remaining on Hill’s contract in the 2018-19 season, league sources said, especially if LeBron James leaves in free agency and the Cavaliers move toward a rebuild. Only $1 million of the $18 million on his 2019-20 contract is guaranteed, making it easy to waive Hill.
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.
Through two separate trades, the Cavaliers have acquired F/C Channing Frye from the Orlando Magic.
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.
Marc Stein: Amderson Varejao has a five-percent trade kicker that will be worth an extra $626,825
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?
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November 27, 2020 | 1:34 pm EST Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent F Alize Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors, source tells ESPN. Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.
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The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed guard Donovan Mitchell to a contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “We are thrilled to be able to ensure that a person and a player like Donovan Mitchell will be with the Jazz organization for the long term,” said Jazz Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Dennis Lindsey. “His work ethic, passion and commitment to winning are all qualities that encapsulate Jazz basketball and ever since he arrived in Utah, Donovan has deepened those values for our team. We look forward to helping him continue to grow and continue to make a positive impact in our community.”
Eric Walden: Donovan Mitchell, on getting his second contract: “I wouldn’t say it was hanging over my head. To do what I did my rookie year, I was in shock. I’m gonna continue to be the same player that got me here.”