Posts Tagged ‘Trade’

The Detroit Pistons are finalizing a trade for Utah Jazz wing Bojan Bogdanovic in exchange for big man Kelly Olynyk and guard Saben Lee, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Bogdanovic, 33, is the latest asset to be dealt from the rebuilding Jazz. Utah also traded Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell in separate deals this summer.

The Croatian national is an elite shooter. He’s averaged 15 points per game on a 39.2% mark from beyond the arc across 603 contests in eight seasons split between the Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards, Indiana Pacers, and Jazz.

Bogdanovic will provide a veteran presence and floor spacing to a Detroit lineup that features two skilled, young guards in Cade Cunningham and Jaden Ivey.

Olynyk will reunite with Utah executive Danny Ainge after the pair spent four years together with the Boston Celtics from 2013-17. Meanwhile, the physically gifted Lee comes to the Jazz averaging 5.6 points across 85 career games.

Utah will clear $5.6 million in cap space and create a $6.8-million trade exception through the deal, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

The New York Rangers traded defenseman Nils Lundkvist to the Dallas Stars for a conditional first-round pick in 2023 and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2025.

If the Stars’ 2023 first-round pick is in the top 10, the Rangers will receive their 2024 first-rounder. Furthermore, if Lunkdvist accumulates 55 points over the next two seasons, the fourth-round pick becomes a third-rounder.

Lundkvist, the 28th overall pick in 2018, requested a trade out of New York last week.

The 22-year-old is listed at 5-foot-11, 187 pounds, shoots right, and profiles as an offensive defenseman. He tallied just a goal and three assists in 25 games as a rookie in 2021-22 but recorded 15 points in 34 contests with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

Lundkvist’s desire to be dealt stems from his displeasure with being demoted to the AHL in January. With Adam FoxJacob Trouba, and Braden Schneider making up the right side of New York’s blue line for the foreseeable future, Lundkvist’s path to NHL playing time was blocked.

However, he should receive ample opportunity to carve out a full-time role with the Stars, who are thin on right defense. Here’s their current projected blue line without Lundkvist:

Ryan SuterMiro Heiskanen (L)
Esa LindellJani Hakanpaa
Thomas HarleyColin Miller

Dallas lost John Klingberg in the offseason, so the club may look to Lundkvist to replace some of the offense lost when the fellow Swede departed.

Derek Carr wanted nothing more than to reunite with former college teammate Davante Adams, and he apparently wasn’t worried about coming on too strong in his attempts to recruit the receiver to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Carr told ESPN’s Tim Keown that he called Adams right after the Raiders lost in the wild-card round in January.

“Oh, man,” Carr said, “I was egregious.”

The quarterback said he told the then-Green Bay Packers star, “Hey, whenever you’re ready, I’m ready. Let’s figure this thing out.”

After the Packers followed the Raiders out of the postseason in the divisional round with an upset loss to the San Francisco 49ers, Carr resumed his recruitment of Adams.

“I’m not going to lie,” Carr said. “I texted him the next day. I couldn’t help myself.

The NFL has no rules prohibiting player-to-player recruitment.

Carr continued to pursue his fellow Fresno State alum over golf and during offseason throwing sessions. And his persistence worked, with the Raiders acquiring Adams for a first- and a second-round pick from the Packers in March.

The star pass-catcher signed a five-year, $141.25-million contract with Las Vegas that briefly topped the receiver market. Tyreek Hill, who switched teams in one of the other blockbuster trades of the offseason, quickly eclipsed Adams after his move to the Miami Dolphins.

Carr also committed his future to the Raiders in April, inking a three-year extension worth $121.5 million.

Returner Terry Williams has been sent to the B.C. Lions in a trade with the Ottawa Redblacks.

The 26-year-old Williams has posted 1,479 combined punt and kick return yards. He also has 71 receiving yards and 26 rushing yards on offence.

“We are excited to add Terry to our lineup ahead of a big stretch to close out the regular season,” said Lions co-general manager and head coach Rick Campbell.

“He has shown to be a dynamic return specialist in this league and he is a welcome addition.”

Ottawa receives a third-round pick in the 2023 CFL Draft, and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2024 in exchange for Williams.

A native of Greenwood, Miss., Williams signed with the Redblacks in 2021.

He has since gone on to appear in 11 games across two seasons.

The Cleveland Cavaliers are acquiring three-time All-Star Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz in exchange for Lauri MarkkanenCollin SextonOchai Agbaji, three unprotected first-round picks, and two pick swaps, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sexton, who was a restricted free agent, agreed to a four-year, $72-million contract via sign-and-trade as part of the blockbuster deal, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports. His new contract with the Jazz is fully guaranteed, adds Charania.

Utah receives first-rounders in 2025, 2027, and 2029 as well as pick swaps in 2026 and 2028, per Wojnarowski.

Mitchell and Darius Garland should form one of the NBA’s most potent backcourts. The ex-Jazz guard registered at least 20 points per contest during his five-year tenure with the club and posted four top-15 finishes in the league’s scoring race.

Utah entered a rebuild this offseason following another early playoff exit. The Jazz dealt franchise center Rudy Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves in July as part of another blockbuster trade that netted four first-round picks along with a pick swap.

The Jazz have now amassed 13 unprotected or lightly protected draft picks through 2029.

Markkanen joined the Cavs last summer in a three-team sign-and-trade agreement with the Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers. The 7-footer averaged 14.8 points and shot 35.8% from downtown over 61 appearances during the 2021-22 campaign. Markkanen has three more years remaining on his deal, but his salary for the 2024-25 season is only partially guaranteed.

Cleveland drafted Sexton eighth overall four years ago. The Alabama product made 11 appearances during the 2021-22 campaign after sustaining a season-ending meniscus injury in November. He averaged 20 points on 45.8% shooting over four seasons with the Cavs but struggled on the defensive end.

Agbaji was the Cavs’ first-round selection in this year’s draft. The 6-foot-5 wing capped off a solid collegiate career in April with a national championship. He posted 18.8 points per game and drilled 40.7% of his triples en route to earning consensus first-team All-American honors during his senior year with Kansas.

The BC Lions have acquired quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. in a trade with the Montreal Alouettes, the Lions announced Wednesday.

The Alouettes received a 2023 first-round pick in return for Adams.

Adams previously landed on the six-game injured list due to elbow tendinitis, but is now healthy. He has thrown for 294 yards with one touchdown to two interceptions over five appearances this season.

The 29-year-old has accumulated 43 touchdown passes and 26 picks since entering the CFL in 2016. His best work came in 2019 when he notched 3,942 passing yards, 24 passing scores, and an additional 12 rushing touchdowns.

The Lions have been in need of a quarterback since losing Nathan Rourke to a Lisfranc sprain earlier this month. However, the club is hopeful he’ll make a late-season return after he recovers from surgery.

Rourke was in the midst of an impressive campaign prior to his injury. He tallied 3,281 passing yards and 25 touchdowns to 10 interceptions in his first season as the Lions’ starting passer.

Despite losing Rourke, the Lions remain in a good position with an 8-2 record. They rank second in the West division behind the 10-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

The Minnesota Wild dealt defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to the Anaheim Ducks for future considerations.

Kulikov is under contract for the upcoming season with a pact carrying a $2.25-million cap hit, according to CapFriendly.

With the trade, Minnesota cleared a roster spot to give highly touted blue-line prospect Calen Addison a chance to crack the squad out of camp, as The Athletic’s Michael Russo notes.

Kulikov, who’ll turn 32 on Oct. 29, collected seven goals and 17 assists over 80 games with the Wild last season. He’s not known for his production, but he can make an impact in the offensive zone.

The Ducks will be Kulikov’s seventh NHL team. He previously suited up for the Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets, and Buffalo Sabres after playing his first seven campaigns with the Florida Panthers.

The Philadelphia Eagles are trading wide receiver Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings, the Vikings announced Wednesday.

Minnesota will acquire the third-year wideout in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round pick and a conditional 2024 selection; the conditional pick could be a fourth- or fifth-rounder depending on statistical achievements.

Reagor, 23, has struggled to find a role in the Eagles’ offense since they selected him 21st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The TCU product recorded 31 receptions for 396 yards and one touchdown during his rookie campaign. He followed that with 33 receptions for 299 yards and two scores last season.

Reagor found himself buried behind A.J. BrownDeVonta SmithZach Pascal, and Quez Watkins on Philadelphia’s receiver depth chart.

Reagor will become teammates with two-time Pro Bowler Justin Jefferson two years after being drafted one spot ahead of him. Reagor, who could provide value in the return game, joins a Vikings receiving group that also features Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn.

Minnesota waived Ihmir Smith-Marsette after adding Reagor.

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired goaltender Adin Hill from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round pick Monday.

Hill, 26, appeared in a career-high 25 games last season for the Sharks and authored a .906 save percentage to go with a 2.66 goals against average, two shutouts, and two assists.

He has one season remaining on a two-year pact with a cap hit of $2.175 million.

The British Columbia native will give the Golden Knights another option in the crease, as starting netminder Robin Lehner is expected to miss the entire 2022-23 season with a hip injury.

“I know we talked last week about our goaltending being Logan Thompson and Laurent Brossoit heading into the year, and it’s just an example of how quickly things can change in our business,” general manager Kelly McCrimmon said shortly after the Hill trade.

He added, “This puts another really good goalie into our organization and into the mix. It gives us a lot more comfort in terms of the position heading into the year.”

The executive said the trade happened over the course of a few phone calls with new Sharks general manager Mike Grier.

Brossoit’s status for opening night is uncertain as he continues to work his way through a hip injury.

The trade with their Pacific Division rivals puts the Golden Knights $10.2 million above the salary cap, per CapFriendly.

Meanwhile, the move frees up the Sharks’ logjam between the pipes. They can now carry on with James Reimer and Kaapo Kahkonen.

Selected by the Arizona Coyotes in the third round of the 2015 draft, Hill has authored a career .908 save percentage and 2.74 goals against average in 74 showings.

This is Hill’s second time being traded: The Sharks acquired him and a seventh-round pick from the Coyotes in exchange for goalie Josef Korenar and a second-round pick in 2021.

The New Orleans Saints have traded defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Eagles announced Tuesday.

New Orleans will receive the Eagles’ 2023 fifth-round pick and the lower of Philadelphia’s two 2024 sixth-rounders in exchange for Gardner-Johnson and a 2025 seventh-round selection.

The Saints opted to move Gardner-Johnson after extension talks broke down, sources told Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The 24-year-old is entering a contract season.

“I want to say: That was not an easy decision … We wouldn’t have done that if we didn’t feel extremely confident in the group we that we have,” Saints head coach Dennis Allen said.

Gardner-Johnson is expected to be a full-time safety with the Eagles after New Orleans used him in a versatile role.

Selected by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Gardner-Johnson spent the first three seasons of his career with New Orleans. He started 31 games (with 12 further appearances), producing 161 total tackles, three interceptions, and 28 pass defenses.

The Eagles made room for Gardner-Johnson in their secondary by releasing Anthony Harris, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Harris, 30, started 14 games last year in his lone season with the NFC East club.