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February 21, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
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.
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March 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
Two weeks have passed since the NBA trading deadline, two weeks for Matt Barnes to contemplate his future with the Clippers. Barnes has elevated his game during that time, but it still appears to weigh on the small forward that he was among Clippers mentioned in trade talks with the New York Knicks. Rather than sulk, Barnes has seemed to use that as fuel for perhaps his best stretch of games all season. In six games after the trade deadline passed, Barnes averaged 17.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists before the Clippers played the Lakers on Thursday night at Staples Center.
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March 9, 2012 | By Mark Medina
1. Speedy and playmaking point guard. Here's a recipe. Add Derek Fisher's declining speed, sprinkle in inconsistent shooting from both Fisher and Steve Blake and mix in the backcourt's inconsistent playmaking. What comes out hardly looks pretty. The Lakers, according to Hoopstats.com , feature the league's least efficient point-guard tandem. Break it down further: The Lakers' backcourt ranks last in points per game (12.1), 27th in assists (6.1) and 23rd in shooting percentage (40%)
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March 4, 2014 | Wire reports
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo , who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward Steven Anthony . "We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said.
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July 26, 2009 | Bill Shaikin
Scenes from a trade deadline The cellphone of Cincinnati Reds reliever David Weathers rang repeatedly Tuesday, with five friends calling to congratulate him on his trade to the Texas Rangers. Didn't happen. Weathers, 39, who has been involved in four midseason trades in his 19-year career, employs a veteran strategy in coping with the incessant rumors in advance of the July 31 trading deadline. "I don't read," he said. "I don't Twitter. I don't blog. "It's not worth the effort.
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March 14, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Reporting from New Orleans -- The Lakers are still trying to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley before the Thursday trade deadline. A person familiar with the situation confirmed they were close to a deal for Beasley after trying to involve Portland as a third team. "They're pushing for it," said the source, who requested anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly. The second pick in the 2008 draft, Beasley is averaging 11.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in the last year of his contract.
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March 11, 2012 | By Mark Medina
  The trade talk follows Lakers Coach Mike Brown wherever he goes. His players wonder about it. The media ask him about it. Sometimes he talks with the front office about it. Those discussions even extend into Brown's family life. After watching his son, Elijah, play in Santa Ana Mater Dei's 78-66 victory Saturday over Mission Viejo , Brown took him out to eat at Del Taco. That's when Elijah asked him a question. "Dad, when's that trade deadline going to pass?
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July 30, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
ARLINGTON, Texas - Less than 24 hours before Wednesday's 1 p.m. PDT non-waiver trade deadline, rumors were flying about the Angels, who entered Tuesday 14 games game back in the American League West and in rare selling mode. The Cardinals reportedly have inquired about shortstop Erick Aybar, the Yankees are interested in third baseman Alberto Callaspo, the Royals are hot for second baseman Howie Kendrick, and the Angels are interested in Arizona pitcher Ian Kennedy. One person who seemed oblivious to it all was Manager Mike Scioscia, who is not on Twitter, not on Facebook, and not really up to speed on many of the rumors.
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February 21, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's trade deadline was D.O.A. There was little movement of note Thursday, unless you count part-time starting shooting guard J.J. Redick going from one bad team (Orlando) to a middling playoff contender (Milwaukee) as part of a six-player trade. Dwight Howard remained a Laker. Josh Smith stayed in Atlanta. Clipper guard Eric Bledsoe put off having to buy those cute little change-of-address cards. Maybe the lack of trades shouldn't have come as much of a surprise given the two blockbusters that already transpired: James Harden going from Oklahoma City to Houston on the eve of the season and Rudy Gay getting his passport stamped last month on the way from Memphis to Toronto.
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June 19, 2012 | By Steve Dilbeck
Nervous, are you? Ah, relax. Have some fun. The Dodgers are willing to deal and even take on some reasonable salary for the first time in years, and you're thinking I really do have to find a friend before the end of the world. The quandary, as The Times' Dylan Hernandez illustrates , is that new ownership theoretically has the team in position to make a move prior to the trading deadline, but there is precious little out there to get the heart all aflutter. Many of the names are less than inspiring, and because of the additional wild-card team this season, fewer teams are interested in unloading salary.
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March 1, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Owning the NHL's best record, the Ducks aren't feeling the pressure of Wednesday's trading deadline like others trying to get in the playoffs, climb toward Anaheim's lofty perch or rid themselves of a pending free agent. Yet, a final piece that could help clinch home-ice advantage through the Western Conference playoffs and further improve their chance at a Stanley Cup might be out there, and the Ducks are equipped with the depth to deal. Whether it be one more shutdown defenseman, an elite scoring forward or another center, Anaheim owns two first-round and two second-round picks in this year's draft, and a wealth of goaltending depth - such as Viktor Fasth - with young forwards who might also emerge as bargaining chips.
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February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It was the trade deadline that was nearly D.O.A. Besides the last-minute deal that sent Evan Turner from Philadelphia to Indiana, it was mostly a day of high-profile inactivity. There have been minute-long slug races that produced more movement. Pau Gasol, Rajon Rondo and Harrison Barnes all remained with their respective teams. Only two former All-Stars - Danny Granger and Antawn Jamison - changed addresses, and their heydays came last decade. Theories abounded as to what caused the inertia.
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February 21, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers received a traded-player exception of $2,789,920 on Wednesday in their trade of Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks. A traded-player exception can be used to acquire a player in trade without sending out matching salary.  In the case of the Blake exception, the Lakers can deal for a player making up to $2,889,920 (including $100,000 of padding). Given the NBA's trade deadline has elapsed, the Lakers won't be able to use the exception until after the season.
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February 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan and Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol, the NBA's most-targeted subject of trade rumors, survived another deadline Thursday at noon, with the Lakers unable to move him and his $19.3-million salary. The Lakers made no deals at all Thursday, which brought to mind one obvious question. What's next for a team on pace for its worst season ever? The Lakers are headed for a lottery pick in the June draft, followed by free agency in July. They saved about $4 million in salary and luxury taxes by trading Steve Blake on Wednesday night for two seldom-used Golden State guards.
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February 20, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol is still with the Lakers, somewhat miraculously surviving another NBA trade deadline. The 33-year-old veteran was not dealt before Thursday's noon cut-off time, keeping him with the team until his contract expires after this season. The Phoenix Suns wanted Gasol, but he didn't necessarily want them, declining to say through his representatives that he would stay with them beyond the next few months if he were traded. So Gasol becomes a free agent in July, where he won't get the $19.3 million he makes now but might still command decent money from the Lakers ... or someone else.
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February 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The NBA's trade deadline is next Thursday. Will Pau Gasol still be with the Lakers? "My preference would be to stay," Gasol said Thursday. "That's what I've been saying all year, though the circumstances are difficult right now for our team and nobody's too happy. But it's still my team and I still want to be here. " But after so many false starts and trade rumors over the years, does he even feel wanted by the Lakers? "I think I feel wanted. Otherwise I wouldn't be here," he said.
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July 23, 2012 | By Mike DiGiovanna
The Angels have scouted Tampa Bay pitchers James Shields and Jeremy Hellickson extensively, and Monday night they had scouts in Miami to watch Marlins right-hander Josh Johnson pitch against Atlanta and in Chicago to see Minnesota left-hander Francisco Liriano pitch against the White Sox. Eight days before the non-waiver trade deadline, the Angels are also known to have interest in Philadelphia's Cole Hamels and Milwaukee's Zack Greinke, if they...
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February 13, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol was traded to Houston a few years ago, or so the Lakers thought. Since then, he's been subjected to more trade rumors than can be counted on two hands. But for some reason, he wants to remain with the franchise through next Thursday's trade deadline. "My preference would be to stay," Gasol said Thursday. "That's what I've been saying all year, though the circumstances are difficult right now for our team and nobody's too happy. But it's still my team and I still want to be here.
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February 5, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are a dismal 16-32 on the season, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak has a positive outlook on the team's situation. "Our future is a bright future. We're going to be just fine," said Kupchak on Wednesday to Jared Greenberg and Rick Fox on "SiriusXM NBA Radio. " "The franchise is going to attract players," he continued.  "Unfortunately, we're going to have a good draft pick this year.  We'll get a good player  there. " The projected draft pool could include Kansas players Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins, Dante Exum (Australia)
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