Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sixers trade Turner, Hawes, Allen

The Sixers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.

Sixers trade Turner, Hawes, Allen

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The trading day started with a mild move as the 76ers traded Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second round picks in June’s draft and players Earl Clark and Henry Sims, both of whom have expiring contracts.

It got only a little more interesting when the Sixers were involved in a three-team trade that landed them guard Eric Maynor from the Wizards and a second round pick from Washington in 2015 and a second round pick from Denver in 2016. They also gave away a second round pick to acquire Clippers center B.J. Mullens.

About a half hour after the deadline, it got real nuts as various reports said that Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen had been dealt to the Indiana Pacers for former star now often-injured forward Danny Granger and a second round pick.

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Granger will make a little over $14 million this season and then becomes an unrestricted free agent, so that move is basically just a salary dump for the Sixers, as is just about every player they acquired today.

Hawes, in his fourth year with the team after coming here in a trade with the Sacramento Kings, was averaging career best in points (13) and rebounds (8.5). He was the team’s best and most consistent outside shooter and already has drained 81 three-pointers, more than double his output of any other seasons and is shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc, 45.1 percent overall.

After being taken with the second overall pick in 2010, Turner struggled his first couple of seasons to get consistent playing time, but became a full-time starter midway through his second season under Doug Collins. He showed some real promise at times, and frustrated many at other times. He was averaging a career-high 17.4 points this season, to go along with 6 rebounds and 3.7 assists. But his play was inconsistent and with an expiring contract after this season, general Sam Hinkie chose to go another way.

Clark’s contract calls for him to get $4.25 million next season, but that is a team option. Sims is a free agent after this season. Mullens has a player option next year of just over $1 million.

 

 

 

 

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The 76ers have traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second round draft picks, along with big men Earl Clark and Henry Sims. Neither Clark or Sims are guaranteed any money next season.

A source has confirmed to the Daily News that Hawes was traded to Cleveland. The Sixers have not yet confirmed any of the other details.

Hawes, in his fourth year with the team after coming here in a trade with the Sacramento Kings, was averaging career best in points (13) and rebounds (8.5). He was the team’s best and most consistent outside shooter and already has drained 81 three-pointers, more than double his output of any other seasons and is shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc, 45.1 percent overall.

Clark’s contract calls for him to get $4.25 million next season, but that is a team option. Sims is a free agent after this season.

In a three team deal the Sixers acquired guard Eric Maynor and two second round draft picks from the Washington Wizards, according to Yahoo.com. Maynor has a player option next year to make $2.1 million. It is not clear if the two second round picks from Washington are for this year or another.

The trade deadline is still three hours away. It should be a very busy 180 minutes for general manager Sam Hinkie.

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