Saturday, April 25, 2015

Trading deadline comes and goes. Sixers listen and make offers, but nothing sticks

The Sixers decided to stand pat as the trading deadline passed at 3 this afternoon.

Trading deadline comes and goes. Sixers listen and make offers, but nothing sticks

The Sixers listened to offers, and even might have made a few, but in the end there were no nibbles, let alone a bite.

A source said the Houston Rockets were looking to deal Shane Battier to the Sixers, but the Sixers don't need another perimeter player. Reports had the deal including Marreese Speights and Jason Kapono, but a source said it never really got that far.

Last week, the Portland Trail Blazers offered former Villanova forward Dante Cunningham and a second round pick for Speights, a source said. A source said today that the offer had been upgraded to Cunningham and a first round pick for Speights, but the Sixers again weren't interested in acquiring another perimeter player.

So the Sixers, winniner of 25 of their last 41, will ride with the horses they have for the rest of the season. Some will argue it's the wrong move, some will go the other way. Both have valid arguments.

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About this blog
Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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