Twelve months after signing him to a contract with a max length of four years and a max value of $62 million, the Giants are shipping defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul to the Buccaneers. The Schefter Machine has the terms:
That the Colts would trade out of the No. 3 spot in the NFL draft has a fairly straightforward explanation: Indianapolis is pretty confident Andrew Luck’s shoulder will be fine (at some point), and the return the Colts got from the Jets—the No. 6 pick and two second-round selections this year, plus another second…
It’s not that the Red Wings’ trade of goalie Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia was any massive surprise, or even that the Flyers screwed Detroit with an unfair deal. But when you look at what the Red Wings got in return for a guy who was once thought the be the team’s future cornerstone, it’s pretty depressing.
Not only have the Cavaliers given Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye the boot today, but they’re now trading four more players. (Yes, “the Cavaliers” can reasonably be interpreted as “LeBron James.”) Adios to Jae Crowder, Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, and Dwyane Wade. There goes a third of the roster.
After just 15 games as an active member of the Cavaliers, Isaiah Thomas is on his way out of Cleveland. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported this morning that the Cavs were acquiring Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance from the Lakers, with the Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor first reporting that Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye…
The New York Yankees acquired Texas Rangers prospect Russell Wilson for “future considerations” today. Wilson has long wanted to be a Yankee, per ESPN, and the two organizations got the trade done to accommodate Wilson’s wishes.
I can think of no harsher or more depressing condemnation of the, god, coming up on 15 years Ernie Grunfeld, a cartilage-brained nincompoop who never saw a ruinous short-sighted midseason trade he didn’t like, has spent as the head personnel honcho of the Washington Wizards than that the following sort of vaguely…
According to the Kansas City Star, the Kansas City Chiefs have reached an agreement to trade longtime starting quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, freeing the Chiefs from a $17 million cap hit.
Blake Griffin will soon have a harder time getting guest appearances on Comedy Central shows, because according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Clippers have traded Griffin to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic, and a pair of picks.
However severe the injury to Tom Brady’s throwing hand turns out to be, the mild panic it has generated in the run-up to Sunday’s AFC championship game underscores a reality that is frequently easy to take for granted: Though he may seem like he will play forever, Brady is not indestructible.
The Miami Marlins, an alleged major league club in the NL East, are carrying on with their plan to strip the franchise bare and trade off all their players worth a damn. Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee, Dee Gordon is a Mariner, everyone else is available, and now Marcell Ozuna is a Cardinal. Jesse Sanchez first reported…
The word from Woj is that the Phoenix Suns have finally found a suitable trade partner for talented but grumpy point guard Eric Bledsoe, who hasn’t played for the team since tweeting “I don’t wanna be here” on October 22. Bledsoe appears to be headed for Milwaukee:
The Bengals almost traded backup QB A.J. McCarron to the Browns Tuesday, but the deal didn’t go through. Adam Schefter reported that Cleveland had missed the 4 p.m. deadline. The Browns still have a dismal QB depth chart, and now they’re also getting roasted by anonymous sources willing to detail precisely how the…
The Browns tried to get in on an unusually busy NFL trade deadline by making a somewhat inexplicable deal with the Bengals for backup QB A.J. McCarron. They weren’t even able to pull that off, according to Adam Schefter:
In October 2016, the Dolphins abandoned their running-back-by-committee approach and handed the featured role to Jay Ajayi, who transformed into one of the league’s best backs, kick-started the offense, and helped Miami make the playoffs for the first time in eight years. This morning, Miami shipped Ajayi to the…
The effects from the Patriots’ decision to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers will reverberate from now until next year’s draft. And the impact will be felt across the league.
The Patriots are reportedly parting ways with backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, sending him to the 49ers in exchange for a second-round draft pick.
Just after Duane Brown ended a months-long holdout over a contract dispute, the Texans have reportedly traded the left tackle to the Seahawks for cornerback Jeremy Lane and two draft picks, a 2018 fifth-rounder and 2019 second-rounder.