April 28, 2005 |
Bobby Simmons will be introduced this afternoon at a Staples Center news conference as winner of the NBA's most improved player award, reason enough for the Clipper forward to toast his breakout season. Soon he is likely to have something else to celebrate: a breakout contract.
December 22, 2005 |
Another day, another Dodger. Free-agent pitcher Brett Tomko has agreed to terms on a two-year, $8.7-million contract that includes a club option for a third year and a $1-million buyout, two sources with knowledge of the negotiations said Wednesday. Tomko, 32, is scheduled to take a physical today. Barring any complications, he would become the sixth free agent signed by the Dodgers this off-season and third this week, but the first pitcher.
July 13, 2005 |
Amid speculation that they are close to reaching an agreement with Cuttino Mobley on terms of a five-year contract, the Clippers also are believed to have made an offer to free-agent forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim. The Clippers, stung by Bobby Simmons' soon-to-be-official departure to the Milwaukee Bucks, have made landing Mobley their top priority. The veteran shooting guard, who will turn 30 on Sept.
July 6, 2005 |
It's on to Plan B. With Ray Allen having reached an agreement Tuesday to remain with the Seattle SuperSonics and Michael Redd seemingly wavering between staying with the Milwaukee Bucks or bolting to the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Clippers apparently have again struck out in their bid to add a marquee shooting guard.
July 21, 2005 |
The NBA's free-agent signing period has been delayed indefinitely because the league's collective bargaining agreement will not be finalized by its initial target date of Friday. Though not considered an alarming development, the postponement leaves numerous trades and signings in traction as details of the six-year labor deal continue to be ratified and transferred to a 300-page manual.
July 14, 2005 |
The Clippers may have finally addressed their long-range needs. One year after trading for Kerry Kittles, who showed up with a bum knee and never panned out, they reached an agreement Wednesday with unrestricted free agent Cuttino Mobley on terms of a multiyear deal, Mobley's agent said. Andy Miller, who represents the veteran shooting guard, declined to reveal terms, but it is believed to be a five-year deal worth $42 million.
December 21, 2002 |
The Dodgers on Friday agreed in principle with veteran first baseman Fred McGriff on a one-year, $3.75-million contract, a bargain price for one of baseball's most dependable power hitters and a comfortable fit into the team's complicated payroll structure. "It's a terrific fit for both sides," Dodger General Manager Dan Evans said. "He really wanted to play for us and be with a competitive club, and we add a veteran presence who has been one of baseball's most consistent run-producers.
July 26, 2002 |
The Lakers and guard Brian Shaw have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the veterans' minimum of $1.03 million, league sources said Thursday. A Laker reserve in each of the club's three recent championship seasons, Shaw, 36, has become a reliable and triangle-savvy backup to Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant, particularly in the postseason. Coach Phil Jackson prefers tall, veteran guards, accounting for his affinity for the likes of the steady Shaw. Shaw, who is 6-6, averaged 2.
November 2, 2002 |
Now forming coast to coast, baseball's annual winter parade of free agents will not receive the warm reception that the Angels did on Main Street. This is not to say that the boom years of salary growth will turn to bust, but ... It is likely to be a long, cold off-season for a comparatively thin group of quality free agents. In addition, many other players who are arbitration eligible or whose 2003 status is linked to option clauses may be dumped onto a diluted and unrewarding market.
November 17, 2007 |
Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti acknowledged Friday that he is looking at free agents Torii Hunter, Andruw Jones and Aaron Rowand as potential upgrades in center field. Colletti described his pursuits of the three players as being in their initial stages. "We're curious to know what their interest level is in playing here and what it's going to take to get them here," Colletti said. "They're all accomplished in their own way. They all bring something to the table."