August 1, 1996 |
Saying the Miami Heat exceeded the salary cap by signing Juwan Howard, the NBA rejected the contract yesterday, sending the issue to arbitration and leaving the team - for the moment - unable to sign additional free agents to bolster a depleted backcourt. Although the Heat does not appear in danger of losing Howard, the matter might force the team to try to restructure the contracts of Howard, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway or P.J. Brown. It also might leave the Heat with no cap space to fill out its roster with any players earning more than the league's minimum salary ($247,500)
September 17, 1994 |
When he was hired in June as the coach, general manager and vice president of basketball operations for the 76ers, John Lucas said he would hire an assistant general manager to watch the fort while he was on the road this season. But at a news conference yesterday to introduce the new uniforms, owner Harold Katz said that director of player personnel Gene Shue would fill the role as assistant general manager. "Gene is more experienced than anyone we could hire," Katz said.
August 28, 1993 |
Eric Leckner spent all week scrimmaging against Shawn Bradley, the 76ers' 7-6 rookie center. Now, the 6-11 Leckner - a four-year NBA veteran - will get to work against Bradley even more. The Sixers yesterday signed Leckner, an unrestricted free agent, as a projected third center behind Bradley and the recently signed Moses Malone and as a power forward. "He has really done a good job here this week, showing a work ethic and competitiveness," Sixers coach Fred Carter said.
March 5, 2009
The Flyers send Scottie Upshall and a second-round pick to Phoenix for Daniel Carcillo. Carcillo is just a thug on the ice with minimal talent. We already have Cote and Asham. Why do we need a third tough guy? I had high hopes for the Giroux, Briere and Upshall line. I thought they could be an exciting line that could cause mismatches with other teams due to their speed and skill. The only thing that makes sense is the Flyers are dumping salary to make another move. The deadline has passed, so it looks like that will not happen.
February 29, 2008 |
Now, the free-agent speculation ends and the deal-making begins. If you've been monitoring the rumors on the Internet, your head should be spinning faster than Linda Blair's in The Exorcist. In the last month, you could have read that the Eagles are going to sign New England cornerback Asante Samuel, New England wide receiver Dont? Stallworth, and New York Giants safety Gibril Wilson; trade quarterback Donovan McNabb and/or cornerback Lito Sheppard; and acquire Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald or Detroit receiver Roy Williams.
September 26, 2009 |
The Flyers are contemplating putting high-priced defenseman Randy Jones on waivers as early as today, a club source said yesterday. "It hasn't happened, so why think about it?" Jones said after yesterday's practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. Jones, who had off-season hip surgery, has had an up-and-down training camp. The Flyers could free $2.75 million in cap space if they placed him on waivers and tried to send him to the AHL Adirondack Phantoms. The New York Rangers, who need a defenseman, could also make a deal for Jones.
December 2, 2009 |
The Eagles' recent spending spree made Brent Celek a wealthy man yesterday. Exactly one week after giving offensive tackle Winston Justice a four-year deal worth nearly $18 million if he finishes the contract, the team put together a six-year extension for its starting tight end that could be worth as much as $33 million if he earns the incentives. The contract includes slightly less than $11 million in guaranteed money, a league source said. It will keep him with the team through 2016.
October 21, 2005 |
The Colorado Avalanche, which lost Peter Forsberg and Adam Foote to free agency this past offseason, declined to pick up next season's options for Joe Sakic and Rob Blake, the Denver Post reported. The move is meant to free up cap space and could make each player an unrestricted free agent. Both signed 5-year deals with the Avalanche in 2001 with a team option for a sixth season. The Post reported that the Avs will save roughly $700,000 in cap space for this season by declining the option; team payroll numbers are based on combined averages of a player's length of contract.
April 15, 1997 |
In a perfect world, the Eagles would have signed William Fuller to a big contract as a reward for his fine years of service, and the defensive end would have retired as an Eagle. Instead, in the NFL, salary caps force teams to make hard choices on every roster spot. That, the Eagles said yesterday, was why Fuller signed a two-year, $4.4 million contract with the San Diego Chargers. Fuller, 35, a solid citizen and locker-room leader, led the Eagles with 13 sacks last season.
September 3, 2002 |
Defensive end Michael Strahan, who set the NFL's single-season sack record last season, agreed to a seven-year, $46 million contract yesterday that will allow him to end his career with the New York Giants. The deal came three days before the Giants' season opener against San Francisco and six months after an angry Strahan declared that this would be his final season with the team after a proposed $56 million deal fell apart. Strahan, 30, will receive a $6.4 million signing bonus.