Raptors trade DeMarre Carroll to Nets to clear cap space

The Toronto Raptors have traded forward DeMarre Carroll, a 2018 first- and second-round pick to the Brooklyn Nets, in a move that saves ownership from a hefty luxury tax bill, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In return, the Raptors receive forward Justin Hamilton.

Carroll averaged nine points per game on forgettable shooting percentages for the Raptors, who battled through a grueling first-round playoff series against the Bucks before getting swept out of the second round by the Cavaliers. He was scheduled to make $14.8 million this season and $15.4 million in the 2018-19 season.

KCP averaged 13.8 points per game last year, while also shooting 35 percent from the three-point line. He’s only 24-years-old, standing tall at 6’5, with the ability to knock down shots from behind the arc, as well as defend. This is largely the reason he remained a starter for the Pistons for the last three seasons.

This is a great signing for the Lakers as he comes in on a one-year deal, allowing LA to keep their options open for the summer of 2018. It also adds much needed defense to the roster. If the Lakers are to insert KCP into the starting lineup alongside Lonzo Ball, it would be a certain improvement on the roster they’ve had the past several years.

While this is a one-year deal now, he’s potentially a long-term addition for the Lakers. Next summer will surely be spent on the biggest free agent names possible, like LeBron James and Paul George, but that doesn’t mean KCP isn’t a piece of that puzzle. Caldwell-Pope is represented by Klutch Sports, which also represents LeBron James. KCP is also just the kind of two-way player LeBron James likes Cheap Lions Jerseys to play with. The LeBron James to Laker land dream may be far fetched, but the Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys Lakers are certainly putting themselves in position to have a chance.

Blue Jackets revel in franchise’s first 100-point season: ‘We’re just getting started’

Since the turn of the century, when the Blue Jackets first came to exist, they’d failed in 15 mostly futile seasons to sniff the top of the NHL food chain.

This 2016-17 campaign has been an entirely different animal.

A characteristically thorough 4-1 victory over the Devils on Sunday put Columbus over the 100-point plateau for the first time in franchise history, which has included but two playoff berths. Now it includes a third, officially, and the win moved the Blue Jackets into a tie with the Capitals for best record in the NHL at the close of business hours.

“It’s a great feeling, and it’s well-deserved” forward Matt Calvert said, via the Columbus Dispatch. “Guys have worked hard for this, but we’re just getting started.

Expect a role reprisal in Minnesota. Cullen chipped in 13 goals with 18 assists in his limited minutes last season, adding another nine points in the playoffs. He’ll slot in on the fourth line and penalty kill unit with an ability to play up, filling in for injuries. He can earn an additional $700,000 if he hits performance bonuses.

In terms of 40-year-old free agents — a who’s who list of Jaromir Jagr, Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan are still looking for twork — Cullen’s as good as most other depth options available in August.

In 13 seasons as an NHL coach, 11 with the Bruins and two as the Capitals’ Cheap Jerseys Usa bench boss, he didn’t find the same success. He took the Bruins to the playoffs just four Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys times — in his first five seasons on the bench — and lost in the Finals twice. After helping the Bruins win the Stanley Cup as a general manager in 1972, Schmidt was the first general manager of the new Capitals franchise in 1974.