Deadline Dealing: Breaking Down The Trades
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
PG Isaiah Canaan
2015 MIN or DEN 2nd (less favorable of two)
SG K.J. McDaniels
2) Three-way Deal With Phoenix and Milwaukee
2015 LAL 1st (top-5 protected; top-3 protected in ’16 & 17, unprotected in ’18
PG Michael Carter-Williams
3) Denver Trade
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
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.