Cavs get Channing Frye in 3-team deal – reports
MANILA, Philippines – The Cleveland Cavaliers added an integral part to their chase for an NBA championship by acquiring floor-spreading big man Channing Frye in a 3-team deal with the Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, February 19.
According to multiple reports, the 3 teams have agreed on the deal but no formal announcement has been made by neither the franchises nor the NBA itself. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News was the first to announce the deal on Twitter.
In the reported deal, the Cavaliers will get the 32-year-old Frye and send 33-year-old big man Anderson Varejao to the Magic, which will then send him to Portland.
Orlando will also receive Jared Cunningham from the Cavs, who will be waived by the Magic, plus a second-round pick from Cleveland.
Portland will also receive a first-round pick from Cleveland. According to Yahoo, the Trail Blazers will waive Varejao.
Frye, a 10-year veteran, is averaging 5.2 points a game this season, per ESPN.
Detroit deals with Houston
The Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets also made a deal during the NBA trade deadline day on Friday.
The exchange will see Houston sending big man Donatas Motiejunas and guard Marcus Thornton to Detroit for Joel Anthony and a first-round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, which is protected.
Earlier this week, Detroit acquired Tobias Harris in a trade with Orlando in exchange for Brandon Jennings and Ersan Ilyasova. – Rappler.com