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January 30, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
King owner Bruce McNall never wanted to part with Jimmy Carson when he made the blockbuster Wayne Gretzky deal with the Edmonton Oilers in 1988. Now, nearly 4 1/2 years later, Carson is returning to Los Angeles. But it took another major trade Friday as the Kings sent defenseman Paul Coffey, right wing Jim Hiller and minor league center Sylvain Courturier to the Detroit Red Wings for Carson and two minor leaguers, center/right wing Gary Shuchuk and right wing Marc Potvin.
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September 22, 2013 | SAM FARMER
Making a trade during the NFL season is relatively uncommon, and those moves are even more rare when they involve star players. So the Cleveland Browns raised a lot of eyebrows Wednesday in dealing running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis for a 2014 first-round pick. Two similarly huge midseason swaps in the 1980s involved Los Angeles teams, with one future Hall of Famer coming to the West Coast and another leaving. In November 1983, the L.A. Raiders were awarded the rights to star cornerback Mike Haynes, who had played out his contract with New England and had been sitting out the season.
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April 22, 2008 | Ross Newhan, Special to The Times
The worst trade in the 50 years that the Dodgers have been in Los Angeles? From casual fans to dedicated seamheads, no prompting is needed. The 1993 trade that sent Pedro Martinez to Montreal for Delino DeShields continues to produce the loudest moans, with obvious justification.
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June 21, 2013 | Broderick Turner
NBA Commissioner David Stern said Thursday that the proposed blockbuster deal that would have the Boston Celtics sending the rights to Coach Doc Rivers plus forward Kevin Garnett to the Clippers, for center DeAndre Jordan and two first-round draft picks, is prohibited by the collective-bargaining agreement. Stern said on an ESPN radio show that the league's collective-bargaining agreement doesn't allow a team to trade players "involving coaches' contracts. " "The only consideration that can be done here in player transactions are other players, draft picks and a very limited amount of cash," Stern said.
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February 19, 2002 | SAM FARMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with the reality they would lose him one way or another, the Oakland Raiders traded Coach Jon Gruden to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday for four draft picks--two first-rounders and two second-rounders--and $8 million. "You never try to get too surprised in this business, but this certainly was surprising," Gruden told The Times in a phone interview from his Pleasanton, Calif., home.
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July 4, 2006 | Helene Elliott
Chris Pronger owed his employer, the Edmonton Oilers, his undivided attention every minute he was on the ice. He gave it to them for an average of 27 minutes 59 seconds during the regular season and a staggering 30:57 during an unexpected playoff run that ended with a loss in the seventh game of the Stanley Cup finals, a grueling two-month stretch during which he was consistently their best player.
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July 1, 1992 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A complicated tale of three teams and two countries, the Eric Lindros case was resolved Tuesday when arbitrator Larry Bertuzzi ruled that the Philadelphia Flyers had the rights to the 19-year-old center from Canada. At issue was whether the Flyers or the New York Rangers had secured the services of Lindros, the most promising player in hockey, from the Quebec Nordiques on June 20.
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February 10, 1999 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yeah, he said it. As a joke, Nick Van Exel insists. To get the guys laughing at a tough time. And he was misunderstood, he says now, not for the first, but for the worst and last time as a Laker. Van Exel said and did a lot of dead-serious things as a Laker, some wild, suspension-provoking things, and this is what he's going to be remembered for? "1-2-3 . . . Cancun!" It was a cold, cold time for the Lakers.
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August 10, 1988 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, Times Staff Writer
Oh, Canada wondered, how could the Edmonton Oilers trade Wayne Gretzky? Why not just send the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, too? "Wayne Gretzky is a national symbol like the beaver . . ., " Democratic Party House leader Nelson Riis said at the capital in Ottawa. "How can we allow the sale of our national symbols? The Edmonton Oilers without Wayne Gretzky is like apple pie without ice cream, like winter without snow, like the 'Wheel of Fortune' without Vanna White--it's quite simply unthinkable."
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September 21, 2000
TO LAKERS HORACE GRANT, 6-10, 245 * 1999-2000: 8.1 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 2.5 APG * Career: 12.1, 8.6, 2.4 CHUCK PERSON, 6-8, 241 * 1999-2000: 2.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 0.6 APG * Career: 14.7 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.8 APG GREG FOSTER, 6-11, 250 * 1999-2000: 3.4 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 0.7 APG * Career: 4.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 0.5 APG EMANUAL DAVIS, 6-5, 195 * 1999-2000: 4.0 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.3 APG * Career: 4.2 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.4 APG TO NEW YORK GLEN RICE, 6-8, 220 * 1999-2000: 15.9 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG * Career: 20.2 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 2.
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August 11, 2012 | Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner
Fully immersed in their separate quests for an Olympic gold medal in London, Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol received a pleasant interruption from the States. Dwight Howard officially became a member of the Lakers on Friday, ending their front office's years-long attempt to obtain the NBA's most dynamic center. If acquiring Steve Nash last month wasn't enough to antagonize Lakers haters, Howard surely did the trick, filling out an ominous starting five after the Lakers' back-to-back flameouts in the Western Conference semifinals.
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December 18, 2011 | Broderick Turner
There are no shortcuts to success for Chris Paul. He takes his job of being a professional basketball player seriously. He works tirelessly at every nuance of the game. He prepares physically and mentally. He is always looking to improve. In essence, Paul is driven. This is what the Clippers can expect out of their newest player. "Everybody has a craft," Paul said. "For me, this is my craft. This is what I love to do. I analyze it and I dissect it to a 'T.' I just pay attention to everything.
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January 14, 2011 | Mike Bresnahan
This is the way Sasha Vujacic envisioned the evolution of his game. He has become a dependable player for the New Jersey Nets since the Lakers traded him last month with their first-round selection in the June draft for seldom-used forward Joe Smith. The trade saved the Lakers almost $8 million in salary and luxury-tax considerations, and it reinvigorated Vujacic, who was in the last season of a three-year, $15-million contract. He is the Nets' fourth-leading scorer, averaging 11.3 points and 27.3 minutes in 12 games after averaging 1.8 points and 4.9 minutes in 11 games with the Lakers this season.
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July 23, 2010 | Ben Bolch
Reporting from Arlington, Texas — Seeking to strengthen their offense and bolster a position at which they have woefully underperformed, the Angels on Thursday acquired infielder Alberto Callaspo from the Kansas City Royals for pitchers Sean O'Sullivan and Will Smith. The Angels hope Callaspo can serve as an upgrade over third basemen Maicer Izturis, Kevin Frandsen and Brandon Wood while boosting an offense that has sagged for long stretches since first baseman Kendry Morales suffered a season-ending leg injury in late May. The switch-hitting Callaspo, a former Angels prospect, was batting .275 with a .308 on-base percentage, eight home runs and 43 runs batted in in 88 games for the Royals, with 76 of his starts coming at third base.
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February 17, 2010 | By Ben Bolch
A day after their coach acknowledged they were out of the playoffs, the Clippers on Tuesday traded veteran Marcus Camby to Portland for guard Steve Blake, forward Travis Outlaw and $1.5 million in cash. The Clippers were willing to part with one of the NBA's top rebounders and defenders, General Manager Mike Dunleavy said, so they could acquire two younger players while giving more minutes to forwards Craig Smith and DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers also waived reserve guard Ricky Davis to clear a roster spot.
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February 9, 2010 | Helene Elliott
There's a lot of Ilya Kovalchuk gear on sale at the Thrashers' team store, so Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello won't be the only one getting a bargain after the left wing was traded from Atlanta to New Jersey last week. The Devils had the depth to give away promising kids like Niclas Bergfors and Patrice Cormier and a first-round draft pick for Kovalchuk, who can walk away as a free agent July 1. The Kings wouldn't surrender any two of Dustin Brown, Jack Johnson and Wayne Simmonds, so Thrashers GM Don Waddell took the best deal available.
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February 28, 1996 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES SPORTS EDITOR
The Los Angeles-area businessman who may be the reason St. Louis had a landing place for Wayne Gretzky greeted Tuesday's night's news of the trade for the Great One with mixed feelings. "I'm a hockey fan, and I want the Kings to do well," said Harry Ornest, the Beverly Hills resident who owned the St. Louis Blues from 1983-86. "But St. Louis is a great hockey town, and if anybody's going to give them their money's worth, it's Wayne Gretzky."
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July 16, 1994 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the Raider veterans reported to training camp Friday, defensive end Greg Townsend was not among them. "We asked him not to report," Coach Art Shell said. "We're working on a trade. Something will happen, hopefully by Monday." The most likely destination for Townsend, 32, is Philadelphia. The Raiders are believed to be asking for draft choices from the Eagles. Two factors combined to make Townsend expendable: --His salary. The 11-year veteran is scheduled to make $1.5 million this season.
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February 2, 2010 | Helene Elliott
Leave it to Brian Burke to break open a trade market that had been stuck because it's so difficult to move huge contracts and because many general managers can't decide whether to buy or sell while their clubs are still in playoff contention. Burke, the Toronto Maple Leafs' GM, on Sunday ripped apart a roster that badly needed ripping. His acquisitions of defenseman Dion Phaneuf from Calgary and goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the Ducks fall into the category of reclamation projects, and those are always risky.
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January 31, 2010 | By Mike Bresnahan
Pau Gasol was shifting uncomfortably in the waiting room outside his boss' office, forced to wait half an hour for reasons unknown. He was told to go directly from the practice court to the front office, where he had never been summoned. He wasn't even allowed to shower. So he sat. And squirmed. And wondered what was happening. Then Chris Wallace opened the door, invited Gasol into his office and said five words that changed the NBA landscape: "We just made a trade."
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