Trail Blazers Make a Flurry of Moves at the Trade Deadline
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers were active at the NBA trade deadline Thursday, acquiring guard Brian Roberts and a future second-round pick from Miami, as well as a future first-round pick and forward Anderson Varejao in a deal with Cleveland.
The Blazers also waived guard Tim Frazier.
Portland obtained Roberts for cash considerations. The 30-year-old was traded to Miami from Charlotte on Tuesday and never played for the Heat.
Roberts, a four-year veteran, has played for both the Bobcats and New Orleans, averaging 7.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists over 252 games, including 57 starts.
Portland sent a second-round pick to Cleveland in the trade for Varejao, who averaged 2.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 10 minutes this season for the Cavaliers. In 12 seasons with Cleveland, Varejao averaged 7.6 points, 7.5 rebound and 1.2 assists.