The Philadelphia 76ers cleaned house before Thursday afternoon’s trade deadline.
In the morning, they sent veteran center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a couple of second round picks, forward Henry Sims and forward Earl Clark, who has already been released.
Later in the day, just before the 3:00 pm EST deadline, the 76ers completed a deal that sent guard Evan Turner, a former #2 overall pick, and promising big man Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers’ for veteran forward Danny Granger, who is expected to be bought out, and a pick.
76ers’ forward Thaddeus Young, who many expected to be traded, was not dealt. He was disappointed to see his teammates trade and thinks the 15-41 76ers may have hit rock bottom.
“This situation, I don’t know how much worse it can get, but there’s a lot of great guys in this locker room who can play,” Young told Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News. “Hopefully, we can just go out there and get better as a team and continue to play hard.”
Young is averaging 17.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.9 assists per game.