WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TODAY.
Well. Let’s try and get through this beautiful mess of second-round picks and trades that went down today.
Oh yeah, did I mention that SAMUEL HINKIE IS THE BEST PERSON TO EVER BE CREATED? Because he is.
As of right now, the only “official” deal is the Spencer Hawes deal. All of these trades were reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Philadelphia 76ers trade Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Earl Clark, Henry Sims and TWO 2014 Second-Round Picks.
Philadelphia 76ers receive a second-round pick in 2015 and 2016 from Washington and Eric Mayor in part of a three-team deal.
Philadelphia 76ers trade a second-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers and receive Byron Mullens in return.
Trade #4 (THE NUKE)
Philadelphia 76ers trade EVAN TURNER and LAVOY ALLEN to the Indiana Pacers for Danny Granger and a 2015 second-round pick.
So, what the hell happened?
I’m not sure. I’m not sure. I DON’T KNOW. But, hell. This is amazing. This is exactly what we all expected and the trade deadline was better than every Christmas I’ve had since I’ve been born.
Let’s count this out. The Sixers received two 2014 second-round picks, two 2015 second-round picks and a 2016 second-rounder. The players received are: Earl Clark, Henry Sims, Byron Mullens and Danny Granger. The Sixers gave up: Spencer Hawes, Evan Turner, Lavoy Allen and a second-round pick (not sure on year).
The Sixers roster stands at 16 right now, MEANING that there is still something to be done. Possibly a buyout of Granger or Mullens. Earl Clark and Henry Sims are expiring contracts, however Clark has a team option for 2014-2015. Eric Maynor is also an expiring contract but has a player option for 2014-2015, which he would be stupid to not pick up at this juncture of his career. Byron Mullens also has a $1.06 million dollar player option for 2014-2015 which he will also exercise if he’s okay in the head — you never know after spending some time with the Bobcats.
All in all, this was a great day. The Sixers literally won. We have second-round draft picks to last us until LeBron James son is winning NBA championships. The sad part? Thaddeus Young must be feeling pretty alone right now. No more Spencer or Evan. But, we all knew this would happen.
But seriously, are you all ready to watch EVAN TURNER and LAVOY ALLEN in the Eastern Conference Finals this year? Oh man, TODAY WAS AMAZING.
Now, back to the losing — right?