The trade deadline had passed
when the 76ers made their biggest move of the day.
The Sixers acquired small
forward Danny Granger from Indiana in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen,
according to Yahoo! Sports. It was one of four trades consummated by the Sixers
on what turned out to be a hectic but productive trade deadline for first-year
general manager Sam Hinkie.
Here’s a quick rundown of the
rest of the Sixers’ moves Thursday, though some details have yet to be ironed
What the 76ers got:
- SF Danny Granger (from IND)
- C Henry Sims and F Earl
Clark (from CLV)
- G Eric Maynor (from WSH)
- C Byron Mullens (from LAC)
- Two 2014 second-round picks
- One 2015 second-round pick
- One 2016 second-round pick
What the 76ers gave up:
- C Spencer Hawes (to CLV)
- SF Evan Turner (to IND)
- F/C Lavoy Allen (to IND)
- A reported second-round pick,
in an undetermined draft (to LAC)
These trades square up the
Sixers’ roster at the 15-man maximum.
The biggest acquisition for
the Sixers is Granger, the ninth-year forward who has battled injuries while
playing only 34 games in the last two seasons. The 6-9, 228-pound Granger has
played in the Pacers’ last 29 games, averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds. The
2009 All-Star and Most Improved Player has seen his career sidetracked by a
host of knee injuries, including patellar tendinosis.
Granger is in the final year
of his contract, and is making $14.01 million. As Hinkie has shown, he prefers
to buy low and sell high – as was the case with casting off All-Star point
guard Jrue Holiday as his career trajectory was on its ascension.
The trade brings to an end
Evan Turner’s tenure with the Sixers. Turner never lived up to expectations
heaped upon him as the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft. Turner is averaging 17.4
points this season. Over his nearly four-season career, he’s averaged 11.8
points and 5.5 rebounds.
More on this to come…
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