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76ers Trade Deadline Round-Up: Sixers Deal Core for Expirings and Picks

What a day for the Philadelphia 76ers, as GM Sam Hinkie lived up to his reputation by making several huge moves, shocking Sixers fans everywhere.

Hinkie did the improbable, dealing the two players with the most short-term value who don’t fit in the long-term picture in Philly (via AP)

Hinkie started off the day by trading Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Earl Clark, Henry Sims, and 2 2014 2nd-round picks. Sims and Clark are both expiring deals, and this move gave the Sixers five second-round picks in 2014 in addition to the 2 lottery picks they’ll have.

He then went on to include the Sixers in a 3-team deal, receiving Eric Maynor and 2 2nd-round picks (one 2015, one 2016) from Washington and Denver. Maynor has one year left on his deal after 2014, with a player option; Maynor has played for four different teams in his career, never averaging more than 21 minutes per game.

In the most confusing move of the day, Hinkie traded a 2014 2nd-round pick to the Clippers for Byron Mullens. Mullens, a seven-foot center, is yet another expiring contract.

Then, to cap it all off, Hinkie shocked the world by dealing Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen to Indiana for Danny Granger and a future 2nd-round pick. Granger has one year left on his monster contract; he hasn’t been the same since averaging 20+ points per game for three straight years from 08-09 to 10-11.

So, here are the net gains and losses from today:

Gains: Byron Mullens, Danny Granger, 4 2nd-round picks (2 2014, 1 2015, 2016), Eric Maynor

Losses: Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen

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Categories: 76ers, Beat Writing

Author:Manav Khandelwal

I am the founder of Khandyman Sports, and follow all Philadelphia pro sports teams religiously. I also write for the Hoop76, covering the Sixers for ESPN, and am a credentialed Flyers reporter for Main Line Media News.

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