Pacers send Danny Granger to 76ers for Evan Turner

Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have not disappointed on a quiet day as they’ve been involved in yet another deadline day deal.

Philadelphia has sent former number two pick Evan Turner and power forward Lavoy Allen to the East’s best Indiana Pacers (41-13) for forward Danny Granger.

Turner, 25, will most likely add some fire power off the bench for the Pacers.

Turner has averaged 17.4 points, 6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists this season. He’ll also become a restricted free agent this summer.

Granger, 30, has seen his role on the team diminish over the last two season due to injuries and the emergence of Paul George.

Granger a career 17.6 point scorer, is averaging just 8.3 points this season off the bench.

Though no reports have indicated anything, it would come to no surprise to see the 76ers buy-out Granger.

The 76ers also traded starting center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Earl Clark and 2 second round picks.

They also acquired center Byron Mullens from the Clippers, Eric Maynor from the Washington Wizards, and two second round picks–one from the Denver Nuggets and one from the Wizards.

With Hawes and Turner out, Thaddeus Young is the lone big named veteran left on the team.

The Dallas Mavericks were a team that were linked to Turner and Hawes early on. The Mavs to acquire Turner would have most likely have had to give up either Shawn Marion or Vince Carter, something that the Mavs brass felt would not be worth for the forward.

The Mavericks have decided to stand pat on the deadline, showing that there weren’t any deals out there for them to make.

Topics: Dallas Mavericks, Danny Granger, Evan Turner

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