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Trade Deadline: A Recap

by Max Rappaport, Sixers.com
Updated: February 21, 2014 (11:32am)

Most years, the NBA Trade Deadline ends up being a being a bit of a tease. Various reports surface in the days, weeks, and months leading up to Deadline Day tying hundreds of players to new potential destinations; in the end, very few of those deals come to fruition.

When all was said and done, just nine deadline deals were brokered on Thursday. The Sixers, though, were involved in four of them. 

Now that the dust has settled on a hectic day of dealing, let’s try to sort out what actually went down:

Trade #1
Sixers Incoming
F Earl Clark (waived Friday)
C Henry Sims
2014 CLE 2nd
2014 MEM 2nd
Cavaliers Incoming
C Spencer Hawes

Trade #2
Sixers Incoming
G Eric Maynor
2015 NOP 2nd
2016 DEN 2nd 

Wizards Incoming
G Andre Miller

Nuggets Incoming
F Jan Vesely

Trade #3
Sixers Incoming
C Byron Mullens
2018 LAC 2nd 

Clippers Incoming
2014 PHI 2nd (protected)

Trade #4
Sixers Incoming
F Danny Granger
2015 GSW 2nd 

Indiana Incoming
F Evan Turner
C Lavoy Allen

The End Result
Sixers Incoming
G Eric Maynor
F Danny Granger
F Earl Clark (waived Friday)
C Henry Sims
C Byron Mullens
2014 CLE 2nd
2014 MEM 2nd
2015 GSW 2nd 
2015 NOP 2nd 
2016 DEN 2nd 
2018 LAC 2nd 

Sixers Outgoing
F Evan Turner
C Spencer Hawes
C Lavoy Allen
2014 PHI 2nd (protected)

Assuming the protection placed upon the 2014 second the Sixers owe Indiana is enough to keep that pick in Philadelphia, they would have more picks (7) June’s draft than any team in the league. In addition to their own first- and second-round selections in 2014, they would own the rights to New Orleans’ first-round pick (top-five protected), Houston’s second-round pick, Brooklyn’s second-round pick, Cleveland’s second-round pick, and Memphis’ second-round pick.

After making the four deals and waiving Earl Clark, the Sixers have the following players under contract:

Guards: Michael Carter-Williams, Tony Wroten, James Anderson, Hollis Thompson, Elliot Williams, Lorenzo Brown, Jason Richardson, and Eric Maynor
Forwards: Danny Granger, Thaddeus Young, and Brandon Davies
Centers: Arnett Moultrie, Nerlens Noel, Byron Mullens, and Henry Sims

More on the Players Involved
Eric Maynor (6’3”, 175 lbs) was the 20th-overall pick in the 2009 draft and has appeared in 259 games since then, posting career averages of 4.3 points and 2.9 assists in 14.6 minutes per game. He played four years collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Danny Granger (6’9”, 228 lbs) was selected by Indiana with the 17th-overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and has spent his entire professional career with the Pacers. He’s posted averages of 17.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 544 career games. Granger was selected to the 2009 All-Star Game and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player that season.

Henry Sims (6’10”, 245 lbs) went undrafted out of Georgetown in 2012 and has appeared in 20 games as a reserve for the Cavaliers this season, averaging 2.2 points and 2.8 rebounds in 8.4 minutes per game.  

Byron Mullens (7’0”, 275 lbs) was selected 24th overall out of Ohio State by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009. After two seasons with the Thunder, he played two seasons for the Charlotte Bobcats; he was signed by the Los Angeles Clippers last summer. Over his five-year NBA career, he’s posted career averages of 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game.