Cavaliers, Nets, Celtics work out three-team trade
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Cavaliers opened up cap space in a three-team trade Wednesday, according to ESPN.com.

According to reports, the Cavaliers have traded guards Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Nets and center Tyler Zeller to the Celtics, while the Nets sent Marcus Thornton to Boston. It is not clear what, if anything, the Cavaliers will receive in return.


Channing Frye inks four-year deal with Magic
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Veteran forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year deal worth $32 million with the Magic, according to multiple media reports Monday.

Frye was to make $6.8 million this season before he opted out of the final year of his contract with the Suns. He made his return last year following a season-long absence due to a heart issue in 2012-13, and was able to play in all 82 games He averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, while shooting 37.0 percent from three-point range. 


Nerlens Noel gets through first summer-league game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) 76ers center Nerlens Noel shined in his Orlando Summer League debut Saturday, his first game action since tearing his ACL as a freshman in college.

Noel played 26 minutes in the exhibition game against the Magic, and looked dominant at times against rookies and other fringe NBA players. He scored 19 points on 6 of 11 shooting, with two rebounds, three assists and four steals. Noel also went 7 for 7 from the free-throw line, a promising sign after he shot just 52.9 percent from the free-throw line at Kentucky. 


Spencer Hawes signs four-year deal with Clippers
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) The Clippers have agreed to a four-year deal with free-agent center Spencer Hawes in an effort to shore up the frontcourt rotation.

Hawes will be paid $23 million over the life of the contract, and will likely step into a reserve role behind DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. Hawes started 78 of his 80 appearances last season while averaging 13.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from three-point range. 


Chris Kaman joins Trail Blazers on two-year deal
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) The Trail Blazers added some depth to their frontcourt Thursday, agreeing to a two-year deal with center Chris Kaman, according to multiple media reports.

Kaman's deal could pay him $9.8 million over the course of the two seasons, though the second year only carries $1 million guaranteed. The 32-year-old appeared in 39 games for the Lakers last season, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. 


Suns working to keep Channing Frye in Phoenix
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Shooting big men are in demand this offseason, and the Suns will look to retain theirs, according to Yahoo Sports. 

The teams Phoenix will look to keep Channing Frye from include the Warriors and Cavaliers. Frye led centers in three-point shooting, totalling 160 on the year for Phoenix. 


Andray Blatche unlikely to return to Brooklyn
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Productive bench man Andray Blatche has ruled at least one team off his free agency list -- the incumbent Brooklyn Nets.

According to ESPN, when asked if the team had reached out to Blatche, general manager Billy King bluntly responded “no.”

Blatche suffered through an inconsistent role during his time with the Nets, but his per-36 numbers give a good glimpse at what he'd be capable of with more than the 20.5 minutes per game he averaged for two years in Brooklyn. He averaged 18.9 points and 9.2 rebounds per 36 minutes over those two seasons. 


Blazers targeting pass-happy big men
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Free agent center Spencer Hawes will be sought after for his ability to stretch the floor and move the ball, and it appears Portland is his No. 1 fan. The Oregonian reports that Hawes is the Trail Blazers' top target in free agency.

The problem is Hawes reportedly wants a raise on his $6.5-million salary from last season, and the most Portland can offer is $5.3 million. If they can't work something out, the paper suggests the Trailblazers will shift their focus to other passing big men such as Josh McRoberts and Boris Diaw.

Hawes averaged 3.0 assists per game last season -- good for fourth among centers. He also ranked second at his position in three pointers made per game at 1.6 a night.


Byron Mullens opts out, Jason Richardson opts in for 2014-15
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) 76ers general manager Sam Hinkie announced some housekeeping notes Friday following the draft, noting that guard Jason Richardson picked up his player option for 2014-15 season, while center Byron Mullens did not.

Richardson did not appear in a game for the 76ers last season, while recovering from a knee injury. Mullens appeared in 18 games with the 76ers following a late trade, averaging 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds in 13.7 minutes per game. 


Channing Frye opts out, will become free agent
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Veteran forward Channing Frye opted out of the final year of his deal with the Suns and will become an unrestricted free agent July 1, reports Yahoo.com.

Frye, 31, appeared in all 82 games as a starter for the Suns, averaging 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He would have made $6.8 million next season on his contract, but is likely looking for long-term stability after sitting out all of the 2012-13 season with a heart issue.  


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