The Cleveland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic and Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a three-team trade involving Channing Frye and Anderson Varejao, according to reports from USA Today’s Sam Amick and Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears.
The deal has Frye heading to Cleveland, Varejao and a conditional first-round pick are heading to Portland, and Jared Cunningham and a second-round pick heading to Orlando. Cunningham is expected to be waived, according to Spears.
The Cavaliers had been looking for a stretch-four (as they were also showing interest in New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson), so Frye gives them the shooting big they coveted.
The Blazers get a first-round pick for facilitating this trade and they also get a veteran contributor in Varejao as they fight for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. However, it remains to be seen if they’ll keep Varejao – as Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports that he may be waived.
The Magic add the second-round pick from Portland and get Frye’s contract off of the books, which means they could have as much as $45 million in cap space available this summer.
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