Deadline Dealing: Breaking Down The Trades

by Max Rappaport Writer

It was swift, it was ferocious, and when it was over the NBA world was left wondering what it had just witnessed.

In all, a record 37 players were exchanged at Thursday’s 3pm trade deadline, a number that equates to nearly 10% of the entire league. The Sixers were involved in three of the NBA’s 13 deadline day deals, and now that the dust has settled we can properly evaluate where the team stands.

Let’s begin by breaking down the trades one-by-one:

1) Houston Trade

Sixers Receive

PG Isaiah Canaan

2015 MIN or DEN 2nd (less favorable of two)

Sixers Send

SG K.J. McDaniels

2) Three-way Deal With Phoenix and Milwaukee

Sixers Receive

2015 LAL 1st (top-5 protected; top-3 protected in ’16 & 17, unprotected in ’18 

Sixers Send

PG Michael Carter-Williams

3) Denver Trade

Sixers Receive

C JaVale McGee

2015 OKC 1st (top-18 protected; top-15 protected in ’16 & 17, becomes 2nds in ’17 & 18 if not conveyed)

Rights to Chu Chu Maduabum

Sixers Send

Rights to Cenk Akyol

Here is a flow chart that visualizes the three trades and shows where the Sixers’ roster and stockpile of draft picks now stand:

*Note: acquired assets are color-coded by team via which they were acquired

Heading into the 2015 Draft, the Sixers will have as many as nine picks (four first-round selections and five more in the second round), and over the next six years, they hold the rights to between 24 and 26 picks. Philadelphia’s roster currently stands at 14. 


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