Entries in Trade (45)


DE George Johnson Traded to Bucs After Lions Drop Grievance

Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Defensive end George Johnson is finally a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.

Johnson's previous team, the Detriot Lions, had a grievance with the three-year restricted free agent offer sheet he signed with the Bucs. The NFL even assigned an independent arbitrator to investigate the situation. The Lions have now dropped their grievance and agreed to a trade with the Bucs.

The Buccaneers will send a fifth-round pick and a seventh-round pick to the Lions in exchange for Johnson.

Johnson returns to Tampa Bay, where he played in the first season and a half of his NFL career.

The 27-year-old Johnson played in 16 games last season for the Lions, recording 29 tackles and six sacks.

While Johnson was not a starter for the Lions, he will be missed from a Detroit defensive line that's already lost Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in free agency.

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Ducks Acquire Tomas Fleischmann from Panthers

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Anaheim Ducks acquired winger Tomas Fleischmann from the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Dany Heatley and a third round pick in the 2015 draft.

The 30-year-old Fleischmann has played in 52 games this season scoring seven goals and tallying 21 points.

Fleischmann is reunited with his former head coach whom he played for in Washington, Bruce Boudreau. With Boudreau at the helm during the 2009-10 season, Fleischmann scored 23 goals and dished out 28 assists.

According to, the Ducks will pay Heatley's $1 million salary to help compensate for Fleischmann's $4.5 million salary.

The 34-year-old Heatley has only played six games for the Ducks this season. The rest of the season he spent playing with the AHL Norfolk Admirals, collecting seven points in 25 games.

It is expected Heatley will report to AHL San Antonio.

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Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen.

"We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years.

"We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."

The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.

Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.

Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season.

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Blue Jackets Trade Horton for Clarkson

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets traded injured winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for winger David Clarkson, Thursday.

The 29-year-old Horton has missed most of this season with a back injury that some are afraid may be career threatening.

“David Clarkson has been a 30-goal scorer in the NHL who will bring added character and leadership to our group and we believe he will be a valuable contributor to our team,” Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “While we are excited to welcome David to the Blue Jackets, it is also difficult that Nathan’s time here has ended prematurely due to his injury situation. He is a tremendous person and we wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Clarkson, 30, signed a seven-year, $36.75 million deal with the Maple Leafs in July 2013. He struggled since his arrival in Toronto, tallying just 26 points in 118 games.

Horton has played 10 seasons in the NHL with Florida (6), Boston (3) and Columbus (1). During that time he played in 627 games, scoring 203 goals while dishing out 218 assists. He also won the Stanley Cup with the Bruins in 2011.

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Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils

Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The Florida Panthers have acquired winger Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016.

The Panthers are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and Jagr's presence should make that goal more obtainable.

The 43-year-old, five-time scoring champion has 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jagr won back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Following the 1998-99 season, Jagr received the Hart Memorial Trophy which is given to the player deemed most valuable to his team.

Jagr currently ranks first among active NHL leaders in points (1,784), games played (1,530), assists (1,068), goals (716), power play goals (202), and plus/minus (+284).

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ESPN: Celtics Acquire Isaiah Thomas in Deal with Suns

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- The Boston Celtics acquired point guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for guard Marcus Thornton and the Cleveland Cavaliers' 2016 first-round draft pick, according to's Jeff Goodman.

The Celtics general manager Danny Ainge targeted Thomas when the guard was a free agent over the summer, before the Suns signed him. Phoenix ended up giving Thomas a 4-year, $27 million contract that is worth less money each season.

The 5-foot-9, 26-year-old Thomas is averaging 25.7 minutes, 15.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game this season.

Meanwhile, the Celtics send Thornton and his $8.575 million expiring contract to Phoenix.

The 27-year-old Thornton is averaging 16.4 minutes and 8.9 points per game this season while shooting 42% from 3-point range.

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Kevin Garnett Returns to Minnesota

Elsa/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Power forward Kevin Garnett will return to the team with which he began his career.

Garnett agreed to drop his no-trade clause and he accepted a trade from the Brooklyn Nets to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Thaddeus Young.

The trade will give Garnett the chance to play out what might be his 20th and final NBA season as a member of the team that drafted him back in 1995 out of high school.

Garnett guided the Wolves to the only eight playoff appearances in the franchise's history, and he won the MVP in 2004 while leading them to the Western Conference Finals.


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Suns Trade Goran Dragic to Heat

Christopher Trottman/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- According to's Marc Stein, the Phoenix Suns have shipped point guard Goran Dragic to the Miami Heat.

The deal consisted of Dragic and his brother Zoran in return for Danny Granger, Justin Hamilton, and two first-round picks from the Heat. However, it is still unknown if there are other pieces involved in the deal.

Dragic went on the trading block earlier this week because he wasn't happy with the Suns' crowded backcourt, which also featured Isaiah Thomas and Eric Bledsoe.  Now Dragic will have a much bigger role in Miami, pairing him up with superstars Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.


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Austin Rivers Traded to Clippers, Will Play for Dad

Brian A. Weterholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As part of a three-team deal Thursday, guard Austin Rivers was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers where he will play for his father, Doc.

The deal involved the Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Phoenix Suns. The Celtics traded Rivers to the Clippers and received swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and a 2017 second-round draft pick. The C's also get forward Shavlik Randolph from the Suns -- all of that creating a $2.4 million trade exception.

According to, the Clippers will waive guard Jordan Farmar to create the roster room needed for the deal.

Rivers was traded to the Celtics on Monday as part of the deal that sent Jeff Green to the Memphis Grizzlies. ESPN reports the Celtics told Rivers he didn't need to report to Boston, and they would find a way to trade him to the Clippers.

Rivers will become the first son to play for his dad in league history when he takes the court for the Clippers, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

The 22-year-old Rivers has played in 35 games this season, averaging 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

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Braves Trade Gattis to Astros

Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Atlanta Braves announced Wednesday night that they have traded utility man Evan Gattis and minor league pitcher James Hoyt to the Houston Astros for three minor league prospects: pitchers Mike Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman, and third baseman Rio Ruiz.

The 28-year-old Gattis can play first base, catcher, and left field. He hit .263 with 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in 108 games last season.

Gattis joins Jason Heyward and Justin Upton as the latest Braves to be traded away this offseason.

Gattis joins an Astros' lineup that includes second baseman Jose Altuve, designated hitter Chris Carter, and youngsters Jon Singleton and George Springer.

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