Trail Blazers acquire Varejao from Cavs

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired a future first-round draft pick and forward Anderson Varejao from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a future second-round pick, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Podcast: Amico on Varejao, Cavs moves

Sam Amico joins Andy Baskin and Jeff Phelps to talk the latest on the reported trade of Anderson Varejao, as well as other moves the Cavaliers considered making.

Latest: Frye, Cavs, Anderson, Wizards

The Clippers are close to finalizing a trade for Magic forward Channing Frye, but want to explore a larger deal before pulling the trigger, per Yahoo Sports.

Celtics holding firm as deadline nears

SALT LAKE CITY — The wheels have started to move on the trade deadline carousel, but for now the Celtics are a bystander — albeit a talkative one.

Don’t jump: New flagrant rule in play

Teams that intentionally foul another player by jumping on his back can be ruled a flagrant foul, NBA teams were informed in an email sent on Tuesday by executive vice president of basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe.

Amico: Harris happy, but Jennings loves NY

In a deal that will surely strengthen their hopes for the postseason, the Pistons acquired small forward Tobias Harris from the Magic in exchange for point guard Brandon Jennings and forward Ersan Ilyasova.