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Latest News, NBA / Feb 20, 2014 / 3:56 pm

Report: Pacers Trade Danny Granger To The Sixers For Evan Turner & Lavoy Allen

Evan Turner, Paul George

Evan Turner, Paul George

Sources are telling Yahoo Sports’ ubiquitous Adrian Wojnarowski that the Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen. The deal was reported after the 3 p.m. ET deadline for trades, but our guess is it was a late arrival.

Granger makes a little over $14 million this season, but he’s set to become a free agent this summer. Turner makes $6.68 million this year, but after the Sixers neglected to give him an extension before the Oct. 31, 2013 deadline, most agreed Turner would be traded before the Feb. trade deadline. Or, he would simply walk this summer when he’ll become a restricted free agent — since Philly didn’t want to pay him. Allen is set to make $3.06 million this year, in the final year of his two-year deal.

While Indiana has the best record in the East, and the sharpshooting Granger coming off the bench, they had said most of the season they were open to discussions for him, but weren’t actively shopping him. Grantland’s Zach Lowe said that changed last week, and now we’re here.

Granger has been hobbled by injuries over the last two seasons, most recently a calf problem to start the year, but Sixers GM Sam Hinkie is likely picking him up last minute to shed even more salary this summer when Granger comes off the books.

Here’s Woj on the deal:

The Indiana Pacers have traded Danny Granger to the Philadelphia 76ers for forwards Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Turner, 25, gives the Pacers a talented, young wing player whom they can keep beyond this playoff run.

Turner has averaged 17.4 points, six rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Sixers this season. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

Turner will be a restricted free agent this summer.

The Pacers were expected to lose Granger, 30, as a free agent this summer.

Granger, 30, has averaged 17.6 points in his career for the Pacers, but only 8.3 points this season while coming off the bench.

Per a source, Zach Lowe adds that Philadelphia will get a future second round pick from Indiana in the deal and USA Today’s Sam Amick adds that it’s for 2015:

(Yahoo)

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  • SoulChorea

    How in the world is Granger 30 already?? That time flew by way fast

  • Onaje

    Another money move…Trade doesn’t make either team better…I’d say it actually makes Pacers worst as Evan is a guy that needs to dominate the ball…Him and Lance coming off the bench? I guess ET is a liver body than Granger…

  • 2cents

    Doesn’t Lance start these days?

    Either way, I agree this is a lateral move and about as clever as the move for signing Bynum. My best guess is that the Pacers didn’t want any Playoff competitors to grab any of these guys.

  • Onaje

    You know…I didn’t notice that Lance was starting…I was still thinking of him as a 6th man…Guess it makes since as Granger clearly lost value and they’ve resulted to giving minutes to Rasual Butler (Philly), though he is probably their best spot up shooter aside from a streaky PG and maybe CJ…

  • Onaje

    After thinking about this trade for a day I came up with another
    compliment. Specifically against the Heat Evan Turner has shown an
    ability to physically deal with LeBron and Wade as far as attacking them
    on offense and at least competing with them on D…He is an upgrade
    with that respect and looking at their roster and Lance starting he is a
    much better 6th man than most in the league.

  • 2cents

    On paper, I do agree it looks like the Pacers got the better of this deal, the one thing paper doesn’t reveal is chemistry. I’ll be keen to see if brings the guys closer together, or causes more headaches when it counts.