Sixers Trade Deadline Reaction & Grades

Jan 8, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield (7) shoots the ball  in
Jan 8, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Buddy Hield (7) shoots the ball in / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Sixers trade Danuel House Jr. to Pistons 

Grade: C-

The Deal 

Sixers get: N/A

Pistons get: Danuel House Jr., 2nd round pick

During his time with the Sixers, Danuel House Jr. has been a fringe rotation player at best. He has had some big minutes for the team this season, particularly over the last stretch of games when several Sixers have been sidelined with injuries and illnesses. What this move does do for the team is create space to potentially use in the buyout market. The team has most notably been linked to Kyle Lowry, should he be bought out by the Charlotte Hornets.

3. Sixers acquire Cam Payne

Grade: C

The Deal 

Sixers get: Cam Payne & 2nd round pick 

Bucks get: Patrick Beverley 

Fan-favorite Patrick Beverley is on the move yet again. The 35-year-old journeyman will be joining his 4th team in the last two seasons and the 7th of his career. This move puzzled Sixers fans and rightfully so. Pat Bev has been solid off the bench in his time with the Sixers. He has been a welcome addition and wasn’t a player many expected to be on the move at the deadline. Aside from receiving a second-round pick, the Sixers trade one backup point guard for another in Cam Payne. Before this season, Payne spent the last four seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged over 10 points per game in 3 of the 4 seasons in Phoenix.

With Milwaukee, both his minutes and production have been down. In 47 games this season, Payne is averaging 6.2 points and 15 minutes per game. Again, some are puzzled by the move and largely standing in opposition to shipping Pat Bev off to Milwaukee. While it is not a stellar move by any means, it is not a terrible one. There’s no doubt that Cam Payne provides more of an offensive punch than Pat Bev. Additionally, expect Payne’s minutes to increase (especially if the Sixers do not sign Kyle Lowry) as Beverley was averaging nearly 20 minutes per game in the backup point guard role.