February 21, 2013 |
It's official. The Lakers did not make any trades before today's noon deadline. They did not deal Dwight Howard or injured forward Pau Gasol, keeping their roster exactly the same. The Lakers were adamant they would not deal Howard, who could become a free agent in July. "Regarding Dwight, it took a while for the league to understand our position was exactly what we stated it would be. But I think they finally got it," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said Thursday. The Lakers were busy last year -- Derek Fisher and Luke Walton were out, Ramon Sessions and Jordan Hill were in -- but nothing come to fruition this season.
August 1, 2009 |
Roy Halladay this, Roy Halladay that, and the best pitcher traded Friday turned out to be a guy on the disabled list. Halladay, arguably the best pitcher in baseball, remains the ace of the Toronto Blue Jays. Jake Peavy, who has not thrown a pitch in seven weeks because of an ankle injury that might require several more weeks of rehabilitation, was traded to the same team he rejected earlier this season.
March 13, 2012 |
NFL free agency has started with a splash. The Miami Dolphins have traded receiver Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears, reuniting him with quarterback Jay Cutler. The two were teammates in Denver. Fox's Jay Glazer first reported the deal, which sends the combustible star to Chicago in exchange for third-round picks in the next two drafts. The Bears were one of several teams eyeing San Diego receiver Vincent Jackson, among the most coveted offensive players in free agency.
February 22, 2013 |
The Lakers held pat at the trade deadline, sticking with their 14-man roster. With the deadline passing, the team will lose a pair of trade exceptions. The Lakers lose one for $854,000, gained when they traded Jason Kapono to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Ramon Sessions. Additionally, the $544,000 exception for Derek Fisher, traded to the Houston Rockets for Jordan Hill, will soon disappear from the books. Both trade exceptions don't technically expire until March 15, but they are unusable past the deadline.
October 28, 2012 |
The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets pulled off a late offseason trade on Saturday that sent James Harden, Cole Aldrich, Daequan Cook and Lazar Hayward to the Houston Rockets for Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb and draft considerations. Harden was a major factor in knocking the Lakers out of the postseason last May. The move for the Thunder was more about economics than basketball. The new collective-bargaining agreement includes increasingly punitive luxury taxes and Oklahoma City is already heavily invested in Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.
November 19, 2012 |
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig approved the blockbuster trade between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays, but not before he sent a warning shot to the owners of the Marlins. That Selig issued a statement to announce his approval was unusual enough. That he put the Marlins on public notice was even more unusual, a reflection of the pressure Selig had received from fans in Miami, and from the local officials who had authorized a new ballpark funded largely with taxpayer dollars.