After 12 years of loyalty, the Cavs and forward/center Anderson Varejao will be parting ways.
The Varejao/Cunningham-Frye deal will save the Cavs more than $10 million in salary and taxes this season. The 2018 1st round pick Cavs are trading to Portland is top 10 protected for 2 years. Cleveland also created new trade exception of $9.6M.
Notable NBA Trades:
Oklahoma City Thunder sent D.J. Augustin, Steve Novak and two second-round picks to the Denver Nuggets for Randy Foye.
Kirk Hinrich goes from the Chicago Bulls to the Atlanta Hawks for a 2nd rounder.
Houston Rockets traded Donatas Motiejunas and Marcus Thornton to the Detroit Pistons for a protected 2016 1st round pick and Joel Anthony.
Dray joined the Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2014. Last season, he had six catches for 61 yards. Mostly a blocking back, and with the emergence of Gary Barnidge, Dray became expendable. After signing with Cleveland in 2015, Starks started all 15 games played last season, registering 29 tackles (14 solo), one sack and one fumble recovery.
The Browns free up $4.7M by releasing Starks & Dray.
- According to Daily Mail Online, Colleen Crowley was devastated when friends pointed out social media photos and video from the weekend, which included Johnny Manziel rapping the Drake song "Back to Back." Recent video of Manziel partying at former Texas A&M teammate Mike Evans' wedding has left Colleen Crowley "mad and upset." She's mad that he is able to get on with life as normal as if none of this ever went down.
Manziel, who is being investigated by the Dallas police department for an alleged altercation with Crowley on Jan. 30, was a groomsman at Evans' wedding in downtown Houston last weekend. Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel have finally obtained medical records for Colleen Crowley.
Riding off into the sunset pic.twitter.com/wZXovseGKS— Jared Allen (@JaredAllen69) February 18, 2016