The Philadelphia 76ers have made no secret about their desire to be active at the trade deadline this month as the team is shopping three of it’s major veterans in Thaddeus Young, Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner. Young has been the subject of a lot of rumors lately but his teammate Evan Turner has seemingly passed him up when it comes to which of the two are more likely to be traded before the deadline.
According to Sean Deveney of the Sporting News, the Sixers are looking to step up their efforts to trade Turner in order to get draft picks in return.
The Sixers, deep into a rebuilding project that kicked off last June on draft night with the trade of All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday, have been stepping up their efforts to make a move before the trade deadline, and swingman Evan Turner has been at the forefront of those discussions, sources told Sporting News.
The 76ers were originally looking for 2014 first-rounders in exchange for their veterans but the team has since come to terms with accepting a 2015 first-rounder if that’s what it has to be. Turner’s name has been heating up both on the court and in trade rumors recently, which means he’s a virtual certainty to be moved at the deadline.