Sixers have traded versatile wing Evan Turner and forward Lavoy Allen to the Indiana Pacers for former-All Star Danny Granger. The Pacers are also sending a second-round pick to Philadelphia. Granger, who turns 31 in April, is averaging 8.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 29 games this season for the Pacers. More here.
The Sixers traded center Spencer Hawes to the Cleveland Cavaliers in return for Earl Clark, Henry Sims and two second-round picks. Hawes, 25, is enjoying the best statistical season of his career averaging career-highs in points with 13.0 per game and rebounds at 8.5 per. More here.
Sixers acquired point guard Eric Maynor along with two second-round picks as part of a three-team deal that sent Andre Miller to the Washington Wizards and forward Jan Vesely to the Denver Nuggets. It appears that the Sixers did not give up anything in this trade except for taking on Maynor's $2 million cap hit and a $3 million player option for 2014-15. More here.
Sixers have acquired center Byron Mullens from the Clippers for a second-round draft pick.Mullens, 25, joins Eric Maynor as the second 2009 first-round pick to be acquired by the Sixers this afternoon. The 7'0", 275 lbs. center is averaging 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game in 27 games this year for Los Angeles. More here.
Phillies unsigned fifth-round pick Ben Wetzler was suspended indefinitely by the NCAA for "inappropriate use of a financial advisor" when he was dealing with the Phillies last summer. It was a member of the Phillies organization that turned in Wetzler. To compound the issue, the Phillies also tried to turn in unsigned sixth-round pick Jason Monda as well, but he was cleared within the last week. More here.
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