Evan Turner was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Indiana Pacers for Danny Granger. The Pacers also received Lavoy Allen and also sent a 2nd round draft pick to Phili. Turner should provide a huge scoring boost off the bench for Indiana and saved their payroll several million dollars. Turner is a restricted free agent at the end of the season and the 76ers were struggling with the idea of keeping him. Meanwhile, Philadelphia get Granger's $13 million dollar expiring contract.
76ers trade Hawes to the Cavs
The Cleveland Cavaliers receive big man Spencer Hawes from the Philadelphia 76ers for Earl Clark, Henry Sims and two second round picks. Clark's and Henry's contracts are not guaranteed next year, while Hawes is in his final year of his deal. The Cavs sit only 3 games out of the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoff standings. The Cavs are hoping that with the addition of Luol Deng from the Bulls, and now with the addition of Hawes, the Cavs can break their 3-year playoff drought.
The Denver Nuggets get Jan Vesely from the Washington Wizards. Vesley was drafted with the 6th overall pick by the Wizards and is one of the worst shooting European players to be drafted. Denver shed around $2 million dollars off the cap for next year by ousting Miller. Miller gives Washington a backup PG for John Wall and a veteran leader with lots of playoff experience. The Sixers take on PG Eric Maynor and his $2.1 million dollar salary for next season and two second round draft picks.
Clippers dump Jamison on Atlanta
The Los Angeles Clippers dump Antawn Jamison to save on their luxury tax bill next season. Atlanta gave the rights to Cenk Akyol (2005 2nd round draft pick). Akyol will never play in the NBA, but L.A. barely ever played Jamison and they save on the luxury tax bill.
Clippers Ship Mullens to Phili
The Philadelphia 76ers replace the recently traded Spencer Hawes with Byron Mullens. The Clippers free up a roster spot and saves even more on the tax bill with Mullens $1.06 million dollar salary for next season.
Bobcats bolster bench
The Charlotte Bobcats receive guards' Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour from the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks received Forward Jeff Adrien and Guard Ramon Sessions in return from Charlotte. The Bucks get rid of Neal who they just signed last summer who was underproductive and did not get along with Larry Sanders.
Heat free up roster spot
Miami gave away Roger Mason Jr. and cash to the Kings to free up a roster spot to sign a player who has been bought out by his team after the deadline. Mason Jr. didn't receive much playing time after losing his emergency PG duties. The Sacramento Kings will waive Mason Jr. and keep the cash from the Heat.